“You will leave touched by the experience in ways that are difficult to quantify, but which will make you want to go out among the people of the world and make it a better place.”
– Janine Elich, Vocáli Student
What We Are
Vocáli Voice Camp is a very small family owned & operated volunteer assisted education retreat. Our purpose is to validate, encourage and promote the creative abilities of all people with their voices through music and spoken word. As our Director Joe Craven puts it, “Your voice is the most portable, versatile, amazing musical instrument you’ll never buy!” Our voices are reflections of who we are. We also explore and promote the idea that your voice is also the expression of content of your view of the world. We help you learn to become more of who you already are – through your voice – and how that is a gift to us all.
There are two voice platforms that Vocáli teaches from; Music and Spoken Word. Sounds, music and songs, dovetail to words creating language that become stories. It’s how to use the unique and personal blueprint that is your voice – expressively and compellingly – that we pursue. We also cover care and feeding of your voice and how general good health prepares you for success in using your voice creatively and effectively.
This is not an ability based camp; the Faculty of Vocáli validates where you are with what you know – and moves you forward from there. Anyone can come to Vocáli and leave changed for the better, both creatively and with greater confidence.
We are four days of voice instruction from Thursday afternoon till Sunday morning. Our sessions cover a wide range of topics combined with performance opportunities and evening activities. We learn as one large group, so we all move through the same experience together, uniting as friends old and new. You’ll also experience a cosy, home-like feel of comfy accommodations andan artful bouquet of wholesome organic foods, teas, coffee and wine at dinner. Learning with lots of “ah ha!” moments, laughter, and so much more, will be waiting you at Vocáli.
Where We Are
Vocáli Voice gathers in Northern California at Tokayana Cottages in Colfax, just up the road from Sacramento. We’ll be in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada with the smell and freshness of Springtime’s warm days and cool evenings.
“I’ve been testifying and reflecting since my return down the mountain, mostly remarking on the place, the company, the food and the teaching/facilitating which was as good and better than any I have yet experienced. And that’s a lot!”