Kobzarska Sich Bandura Camp

Our bandura and choral programs give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in a Ukrainian musical experience. Whether it’s your first experience picking up a bandura, or you'd like to perfect your technique, our programs allow everyone to hone their skills while creating unforgettable memories.


To provide participants with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best musicians in our community


2-3 sessions of "core" instruction (bandura/choral)


2 sessions of elective music courses


Plenty of free time!


All Saints Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, PA, in the picturesque Allegheny River Valley

90 acres of forests, fields, riverbanks, cabins, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, and more



Bandura Course

KS's flagship program gives you an opportunity to work with top-level bandura instructors from around the world. Second to none in both its breadth and depth, the two-week bandura course allows campers to learn bandura basics or to hone their skills, while also developing their other interests with elective courses.

Ages 12 – adult



Choral Workshop

The Choral Workshop features solo and ensemble singing (a capella and with bandura accompaniment). Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their musical knowledge with music listening lectures and attend individualized voice lessons. 

Ages 15 – adult

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Junior Bandura Workshop

If your child isn't old enough to attend the Bandura Course but you'd love for them to attend Kobzarska Sich, sign them up for the Junior Bandura Workshop! With a program carefully tailored to kids aged 8–12, the JBW staff are specifically chosen for their ability to work with our youngest generation of instrumentalists.

Ages 8 – 12

What if I don't play bandura?

No problem! KS is structured so that those who are picking up a bandura for the first time can excel, too! Banduras are available for rent for those who do not have access to instruments.

Scholarship opportunities

"Kobzarska Sich" Bandura and Vocal Programs provide scholarship opportunities for those who need help paying the costs of attending camp. Kobzarska Sich offers scholarships through the generosity of private donors. Full and partial scholarships are available this year; please see the last two pages of this registration package on how to apply.