Hidden River Songwriting Camp is a weekend songwriting retreat in the Pacific Northwest. Songwriters gather for several days to write, share songs and enjoy the beauty of the natural site. Led by Matt Meighan.
Our 2021 camp has been postponed due to the coronavirus. We hope to see you in July, 2022.
Writing workshops in the mornings, with free time to write, collaborate, and enjoy the site in the afternoons. Evenings we gather for song circles and camp fires. Emphasis is on crafting songs that ring true and express the unique voice and experiences of the writer. All levels are welcome. Limited to 30 particpants per camp.
On the shores of Willlapa Bay near the town of Long Beach, Washington. The 13-acre site is rustic and beautiful, providing camp sites, kitchen, fire circle, wood-fired sauna and showers, a great view of Willapa Bay, canoes and paddle boats for use in the bay, and the Pacific Ocean a mile away.
Comments from past Songwriting Camps:
"I've got wonderful music running through my mind. This camp conjured the muse. I look forward to next year!"
"Wonderful content, music, people, tone, sharing. Thank you Matt & Chris."
"Thank you so much for helping to make such a gorgeous, memorable retreat... now just want to write songs and sing them forever! "
"I floated home on such a high I haven't come down to earth yet."
"Just spent three days in a beautiful retreat camp in ZigZag, Oregon. A gathering of wonderful songwriters. Morning workshops with Chris Kokesh and Matt Meighan, I could not ask for more. Good Songs Good friends ... what a treasure. Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!! See you all next year"
"Wonderful! 10 out of 10!.. thanks!"
"Thank you. Can't wait for next year...it was perfect."
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