- Your camping equipment, and if you are staying indoors, enough bedding or extra bedding to make sure you are comfortable at night. If you like a softer bed, you might consider a foam or camping pad.
- Prescription Medications
- Your drum(s) or percussion instrument(s)! Check class descriptions for instruments, equipment, and clothing recommended for various classes. In addition, please note:
- If you have a Chekere (beaded gourd), be sure to bring it, as we will have several classes that will use the gourd; i.e., Amy Vitro’s Chekere class and Carolyn’s Güiro class.
- Bring your dancing tights and shoes because we have 4 amazing dance teachers this year!
- We will have plenty of chairs, but if you have a stool or a favorite chair, feel free to bring it.
- A recording device with extra batteries, a notebook and pens
- Still Camera (no videos of classes please!)*
- Masks for indoor events/classes
- Sunscreen (#15 +)
- Water bottle with your name on it!
- Refillable spray bottle if you want to really stay cool
- Clothing for hot days
- Clothing/layers for cold mornings, evenings, and overnights
- Good walking shoes/boots
- Swimsuit for pond swimming Saturday
- Towel or two
- 2+ Flashlights, with backup batteries. The campus is dark at night.
- Bedding: required if you're in a dorm, optional if you're in a lodge
- Phone charger
- Toiletries in a portable bag: you will not be able to leave toiletries in the bathrooms/showers
- Contribution items for the community altar
- Cash or checkbook for tee shirts and vendors! (Electronic payments are not reliable due to lack of cell service!)
What Not To Bring
- Valuables. Women Drummers International assumes no responsibility for loss of or damage to personal property.
- Video camera/recording device. Video recording of your classes is not allowed.
- Portable speakers. Recorded sound is strongly discouraged at camp. We encourage you to take this opportunity to have 2.5 days of only live sounds. If you do want recorded sound for yourself, headphones are strongly requested.
- Recreational Drugs
All buildings at Walker Creek are accessible and some have been adapted for disabled access.
- Cancellations prior to July 20 are subject to a $50 fee.
- After July 20, fees are nonrefundable: At that time, we must close registration and give our final numbers to Walker Creek and lock in our faculty contracts.
There is no cell service at Walker Creek, however there is WIFI available. There is a landline and we will get an emergency call in number for family and friends closer to the date of camp.
- Walker Creek is a 1700-acre property with many buildings, a pond, creeks, and wild animals (both day and night sightings of coyotes, foxes, and raccoons).
- Boys 10 years and younger are welcome to come to Born To Drum.
- Teens who can attend classes independently, or with their moms, and who can safely navigate Walker Creek Ranch, are welcome.
- Given the size and nature of this year’s location, children under 12 or any youth who need supervision, will need to be under the supervision of an adult. We will have a separate waiver for children and will have a form specifying what adults will be taking care of the children.
- Thank you for understanding the limitations on our ability to accommodate children this year.
We are not requiring vaccinations this year, but we strongly recommend them. Please take a look at current CDC and WHO guidelines as we get closer to camp. We will require masks at all indoor events.
There is a pond at Walker Creek. It is only open for swimming when a lifeguard is on duty. We have booked the pond for our use from 4 – 6pm on Saturday. Other than that, the pond will be off limits for us.
To ensure that all patrons have a wonderful time, and to protect the health and safety of our community, we reserve the right to refuse attendance.