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Fall 2012

Where in the World is
Cazadero Music Camp

Photos of Caz from around the globe

Recently, Caz Camp Director Jim Mazzaferro took to the Caz Facebook page and suggested the idea that folks post pictures of themselves in their Caz gear somewhere else other than at Caz; at the beach, out shopping, out to dinner, at a sporting event, at school. It was a great idea.

Here is where you have been showing your Caz pride so far. Oh! And keep the photos coming!

You can check out other Caz Photo Galleries on the Caz website here as well.

>>See more photos here>>

Caz 2013 -
Don't miss Out!campfire2

Registration for Caz in 2013 is now open!
If you haven’t registered for Caz for this summer yet, don’t wait.  It is going to be a spectacular summer and spaces and instruments are filling fast!  Get signed up now.  Download a 2013 Registration Form here

Early Enrollment Discount
Register by the end of this year and get a great early enrollment discount. Camper registrations with full payment recieved by the December 31, 2012 deadline will get a great discount off the regular camp fee, so don't wait!

Online Registration Coming This Fall!
Caz is about to go new age! Online registration will be up and running in the next few weeks. We expect the new online registration process to be easier and more convenient for you, as well as more efficient for the Caz staff. Of course, you can always sign up as you did before, this is just an additional option. We will let you know as soon as we go live via our website.

walkatonCon Moto for Cazadero Walkathon

Campers, Staff, Alumni and Friends of Caz!

Help support Cazadero Music Camp by participating in the Second Annual Con Moto for Cazadero Walkathon! Help fundraise for Cazadero scholarships by collecting pledges or donations. Then show up for a fun time on Sunday November 4, 2012 from 9 am to noon. Prizes will be awarded for most registration/participation by section (brass, wind, string, piano). A great chance to reunite with camp friends and staff as you walk around the track!

Pledge forms available on the Caz website at Preregister, or sign up on the day of the event.

Youth Leadership Council Needs You!

Calling all campers and staff

The Mission of the Youth Leadership Council is to connect the youthful, energetic and strategic thoughts and ideas of campers to the Cazadero Board and Staff with the goal of making Cazadero the most recognized and best music camp in the country.  Here is your chance to help keep Caz awesome!

We want to expand the oppurtunity for joining the YLC so that you can apply for the YLC for a one year committment starting in the Fall.  If interested please contact or submit an application to by October 15, 2012.  You can find the FAQ about the YLC and the application by following the links above.  This fall the YLC will contribute to activities at the Camper reunion in December and the Walkathon in November.

Fifth Annual
Caz Camper Holiday Reunion

December 22, 2012
2:00-4:00 PM
Northbrae Church, Berkeley

Relive the thrills and great fun of summer while reconnecting with your Caz friends at the Fifth Annual Caz Camper Holiday Reunion Party! Mark your calendar for Saturday December 22, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Northbrae Community Church for the big event.

This event last year was a huge success as we had more than 100 campers and parents attend and celebrate both Caz and the holidays. This year, master of ceremonies Jim Mazzaferro, will again games and raffles, with giveaways that include substantial camp fee discounts. The Caz Youth Leadership Council has some exciting plans for our younger campers as well. There will also be a delectable line up of treats, including a veritable Festival of Cupcakes.

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Caz Is...

Reflections of Caz from Staff and Faculty

At the end of each session at Caz we give the campers a little exercise, a blank half sheet of paper with the words “Caz is….” printed in the left hand corner. Then we ask them to complete the sentence.  Now, historically, blank sheets of paper are ominous and mind numbing but not for our campers.  Each year we get the most beautiful heartfelt writings and artwork by campers trying to express what their time at camp has been for them.

This summer, Assistant Camp Director Jonathan Knight thought that counselors and staff should also get in the mix on Facebook.  The result was a wonderful outpouring of sweet prose from our miraculous staff. These testimonials give you a great sense of what “Caz is”.

"My first summer at Caz was the most influential moment of my life. Cazadero introduced me to people who loved music, and, above that, loved sharing music with anyone they could. Each year the staff motivated (and still continues to motivate) me to become the best musician I can, not because I need to strive for perfection, but because of how much I love music."

Sofie Dunderdale, Camper, CIT, Counselor

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