Badge of Awesome Communities invites you to share your favourite things to see and do in cool destinations around the world. We caught up with the folks from Lake Field Music Camp — one of our featured attractions from the Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Ontario area — to learn about what they have to offer.

What makes Lake Field Music Camp awesome?

Lake Field Music: Lake Field Music Camp, a non-profit corporation, has operated since 1977 and currently resides for one week in August each year at Lakefield College School.  This retreat for adults brings together amateur musicians and an exceptional faculty of 20+ professional musicians/educators for one week of instruction and creativity in a friendly and supportive environment. Singers and instrumentalists build their program from 60+ ensembles and workshops in classical, jazz, world and folk music.

In addition to technique and jamming workshops, instrumental options range from orchestra to chamber groups and jazz combos as well as Balfolk, Brazilian, Klezmer, and  New Orleans bands. Vocal options range from the 100 voice ‘for all’ choir and musical theatre to duets and technique classes as well as chamber, jazz, world and swing choirs. Workshops designed for everyone include drumming, handbells, ukulele, as well as ear and rhythm training. Concerts by participants and faculty in the evenings offer opportunities to perform or relax and be entertained. Located on a lakeside campus 150 kilometres from Toronto, Canada with full accommodations available. Contact us at

Visit the Lake Field Music Camp website to learn more!