Hello, Muddah . . . . . Hello, Fadduh.

Reserve your space now for the first, but certainly not the last, Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay, August 18 – 24, at Pinecrest in the beautiful Central Sierra Nevada, with your hosts Elaine de Man & Jim D’Ville. Two tent circles at Cal Alumini Association’s (UC Berkeley) Lair of the Golden Bear have been reserved especially for us, for a full week of ukulele instruction and merriment in the context of a regular summer camp for families.

All attendees at Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay will have full access to all of the activities and programs available to every other camper at the Lair of the Golden Bear with the added benefit of specific ukulele instruction, workshops, jam sessions, and ukulele camp fires each night, and our own time on the Camp Oski Stage. Basically it’s a summer camp for people of the ukulele persuasion, especially those who’d like their non-uke-centric family members to join them.

And it’s cheap! Just $849 gets you a spot at Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay for the entire week! Special rates for kids (free – $569) make this an ideal family vacation, as well.

In order to secure a bunk or tent within one of our coveted ukulele tent circles and to attend the ukulele-specific workshops and programs, you will need to send in your Registration Form for Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay, with payment, before February 14, 2012. (Please note: you will still be able to register after February 14, but we won’t be able to guarantee you a place in one of the Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay tent circles after that.)

If you’d prefer the comfort of indoor accommodations during your stay, there are motel-style units available at the camp for an additional fee, cabins at neighboring Pinecrest Chalet, and even a few spots to hook up your motor home. (Those staying at Pine Crest Chalet can register for Camp Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay as “walk-ins” for $589)

Be sure to check out our FAQ page for answers to any questions you may have.

Hope to see you there!