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California Bluegrass Association


Julian, CA

As the name indicates, the Julian Family Fiddle Camp is held in Julian, CA, and specifically at Camp Cedar Glen.   Julian is an old gold mining town with a unique history and a great deal of charm.  Camp Cedar Glen is just outside of town, and is a family retreat center in the heart of the Volcan Mountain Preserve.  Both the area and the camp itself promote an easy-going atmosphere that encourages a joyful, relaxed focus on fun and music. 

The town Julian, CA is easily accessible by car - about an hour's drive east of San Diego's International Airport.  It is a premier mountain retreat in an area famous for its delicious apples, fruit pies and local wines, and is a center for visitors wishing to stay in the mountains, day-trip to nearby Anza Borrego Desert State Park, visit San Diego's beaches or the many other attractions in and near California's southernmost county.


The town of Julian itself is known for its unique specialty shops and romantic atmosphere, and is a popular destination for all who enjoy a taste of the past in a beautiful natural setting.  

Camp Cedar Glen

Fiiddle Camp
Camerer Hall - Main Lodge

The Julian Family Fiddle Camp is held at Camp Cedar Glenfull-service (room & board) family retreat center that is surrounded by the Volcan Mountain Preserve, and a few minutes outside of the town of Julian, CA.   At an elevation of 4,500 feet, the camp enjoys four seasons, yet is a short drive to many of the adventures and attractions found in San Diego, CA.  In addition to its great location and setting, camp facilities include a solar-heated swimming pool, an archery range, many hiking trails, indoor table games, a basketball court and a state-of-the-art climbing tower.   While learning and playing music may be the focus of most campers, its great to be at a site where there are other activities to enjoy as well.  



Those attending the Julian Family Fiddle Camp are encouraged to stay in one of the several cabins located on the grounds. Each cabin has shower and toilet facilities, and several rooms with dorm-style bunkbeds that can accommodate from 3 to 10 people per room. For those preferring to stay in their own RV or pitch a tent, a special area near water and restrooms is set aside for this purpose (Sorry, but hook-ups are quite limited, and while there may be some electricity available, RV's nonetheless must be self-contained).  Staying in the town of Julian is also an option, with the Julian Chamber of Commerce being a great resource for learning about the array of facilities found in and around this beautiful town.