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The Valla Beach Ukulele Camp and Beach Party is hosted by

The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach,

Cathy Welsford and Angie Smith,

and is assisted by volunteers from

the Valla Beach Garage Band, Blue Gum Blossom Ukulele Jazz Ensemble and wonderful local uke players.

The Ukulele Camp is for adult ukulele players of all levels wishing to develop their ukulele skills.

Workshops for both melody-pickers and strummers are offered, as well as performance opportunities for developing players, and

 fabulous evening concerts by skilled artists.

Camp focus for 2023: Classical and fingerstyle ukulele, Ensemble playing, contemporary ukestra songs, songwriting and ukulele bass.

13, 14 & 15 October 2023


Valla Beach Holiday Park

1 Regatta Drive, Valla Beach, 2448


Safety for all!

We encourage all campers to continue to use safe infection control measures.

  • Keep a safe distance apart

  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitiser often

  • Virtual hugs are encouraged!

  • Wear a mask if you feel the need.


  • In the event the Valla Beach Ukulele Camp (VBUC) is cancelled for any reason by us, WE will provide a 100% refund of your fee.


  • If YOU have to cancel because you have contracted COVID-19, have been ordered to self-isolate, the VBUC will refund 95% of your fee.


  • Cancellation by YOU for non-Covid reasons Before October 6, 2023

      We request that you cancel at least a week before the event: that is before October 6, 2023

      This gives us the opportunity to offer your place to someone on the waiting list.

       You may cancel by phone: 0417 657 411

       or email:

       The VBUC will refund 70% of your ticket.


Friday 13 Ukulele Institutes SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • In the event your Ukulele Institute has been cancelled for any reason, the VBUC will provide a 100% refund of your fee.


  • If YOU have to cancel because you have contracted COVID-19, have been ordered to self-isolate, t the VBUC will refund 95% of your fee.

  • If YOU cancel at any time up to October 10 AND we can re-sell your place, the VBUC will refund 80% of the ticket price.

  • If YOU cancel your Institute booking and we are unable to re-sell your spot the VBUC will refund 50% of your booking fee.


FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER: 3 SPECIAL UKULELE INSTITUTES. In-depth learning with your instrument. Is this for you?

Samantha Muir: Classical and Fingerstyle ukulele

Sally Carter: The Art of Ensemble Playing,

Stewart Peters: Developing Bass skills with musician/songwriter/instrumentalist, Stewart Peters (NOT for Beginners!)

Please check the Pre-requisites for these courses. 

FRIDAY evening: RegistrationStarry Concert 1

SATURDAY: Workshops, Songwriters session, local groups concert, Starry concert 2

SUNDAY: Workshop, workshop groups concert, Beach Party, One Song Sing.  


While the camp is aimed at developing players with some experience, beginners are able to join in the festivities. Two one-hour Beginner workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am - 10am. Experienced tutors will get you started on the ukulele pathway. We will have ukuleles for you to use if you don't have one ... yet!


Book your accommodation soon. There are multiple events in the area on that weekend.

Valla Beach Holiday Park.

All new and refurbished cabins available at the Valla Beach Holiday Park have been booked.

However there are other options. Some cabins are not advertised on the website as they are undergoing refurbishment.

To book the available cabins at Valla Beach Holiday Park please call the Park directly on (02) 6569 5555.

Booking powered camping sites can be done through the website:

Other local options

Other cabins and camping in Urunga or Nambucca Heads.            Click on this PDF file to view more accommodation options. 

Don't forget Stayz and Airbnb.



Qantas and Rex have direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Coffs Harbour, 

Link flies from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour



Trains also run from Sydney or Brisbane to Nambucca Heads or Urunga. Your ticket will ensure that the train actually stops at the station!


Whatever your mode of travel we can arrange to collect you from station or airport. Please advise us early if you require this service.


Our small village offers 2 excellent cafes
Beach House Providore opens for breakfast and lunch.

Nourish Grocer and Cafe opens for breakfast and lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings

The Valla Beach Tavern is open for lunch and dinner.

We also have the Pharmacy under Nourish Cafe and Grocer.

Nearest supermarkets are in Urunga 7kms north (Spar and Foodworks) and Nambucca Heads 10 kms south (Woolies and IGA)


MEALS AND SNACKS Click HERE to view meal options and to order

Some campers will self-cater. Others may wish to have meals easily available.

The wonderful Possums Tuckerbox Food Wagon will be providing dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

Possums Tuckerbox also provide great tea, real coffee, and tasty snacks. If you bring your Keep Cup you will get a significant discount on your drink of choice! And be saving the planet one paper cup at a time!

The Valla Beach Holiday Park also runs a small shop for basic supplies such as bread and milk.


Items available include

  • Ukulele strings of all sorts and sizes, including Baritone and banjo ukulele.

  • Ukulele straps

  • gig bags

  • rechargeable tuners

  • ukulele hangers (wall)

  • ukulele hangers (music stand or mic stand)

  • music stands

  • Valla Beach Ukulele Camp T-shirts 2019 and 2023

  • Valla Beach Ukulele Camp mugs (limited number)

  • Valla Beach Ukulele Camp pencils

Ukulele Music Australia will have classical and contemporary classical ukulele books from Australian and International composers. New ukulele music from Samantha Muir, Paul Mansell, Loretta Notareschi, Choan Galvez, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, David Roche, Tony Mizen and ensemble music from Sally Carter. Check out their resources on


VBUC RAFFLE: Please support us by buying tickets in the raffle. You will see Camp Crew selling tickets which will be drawn at Sunday lunchtime. 






  • Ohana TK-50WG Tenor Ukulele Donated by Greg at Jacaranda Music South Australia. Complete with rechargeable tuner, tropical gig bag and colourful strap.

  • Ukulele from TBC

  • Ukulele from TBC

  • Online ukulele lesson and choice of book from Sally Carter

  • 2 online ukulele lessons from Chris Waite

  • CD pack from Mama Juju and the Jam Tarts

  • CDs, T-shirt and Cap from Snez

  • One performance coaching session from Snez

  • 2 CDs and Songbook from The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach

  • Online ukulele lesson from The Wild Women of Anywhere Beach

STEVE AND JOANNE from UkeOphilia-For the love of Uke

will be at the camp to sort out alyour ukulele issues with buzzing strings, set ups and the like. 



Bring along your outgrown ukuleles and other ukulele paraphernalia to sell. These must be clearly marked with the asking price and seller’s name. BUYERS: It will be up to you to find the seller and negotiate directly with them.

Please observe Covid safe practices when looking at the ukes for sale.


The average minimum temperature during the night in Valla Beach in October is 16.0°C. The amount of rain in October is normally with an average of up to 72mm. The average maximum temperature lies around 23.0°C. With a water temperature of around 18.0°C, this is a great month to swim. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky this month is a good period to visit Valla Beach but bring a coat for the evenings.


Your medications, music stand and water bottle, your own cup for tea and coffee, all with your name on them please. A coat or warm clothing could be needed for the evenings.



Your Uke Camp volunteers are from enthusiastic players from local ukulele groups, the Valla Beach Garage Band and Blue Gum Blossom  and some additional local ukulele players.

You will recognise them by their CREW T-shirt and their welcome smile and willingness to assist you in anyway at all. 

Their main jobs will be monitoring the various workshop, helping you on the merchandise tables, directing you to venues and ensuring that we all observe good hygiene and safety requirements. 

You can assist by helping to wipe tables and chairs with special wipes at the end of each workshop

We encourage you to maintain social distancing at all times in all venues, make use of the hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes and generally taking all possible precautions.

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