Cook Shack Sessions 2018

Coming soon to a campground near you...

Free, Family Friendly Arts and Music in Yukon Campgrounds.  Music and campgrounds naturally go together.  Come out and enjoy professional entertainment performed by YWIM members in selected campgrounds throughout the Yukon. It's fun.  It's unique. A memorable event for the whole family this summer.

Cook Shack Session 2018

Cook Shack Session 2018

Cook Shack Sessions

Cook Shack Sessions 2017

It’s that time of year again…Yay! 

The call went out to the YWIM membership in early spring to apply to participate in this summers’ Cook Shack Sessions – Concerts in the campgrounds. We managed to work in everyone who applied and the line up for the season looks great! 

May 20 – Tatchun Lake - (north of Carmacks) 

June 17 – Lapie Canyon – (near Ross River) 

July 15 – Nunatuk - (north of Carmacks) moved from Quiet Lake

*August 12 – Million Dollar Falls – (south of Haines Junction) 

*September 16 – Pine Lake – ( Haines Junction) 

*Special events celebrating Canadian Heritage Rivers as part of the Canada 150 projects. These camps will include daytime events and activities as well as the evening Cook Shack Concerts. 

~ As always, these are FREE, FAMILY – FRIENDLY events. ~ 

Concert at 7:30 

Followed by open jam till 10:30 

A BIG THANKS to our funding and door prize sponsors this year! 

It’s going to be a fun summer. 

Hope to see you around the campfire. 



Cook Shack 2016 Performers

Cook Shack 2016 Performers

Call out for YWIM musicians!

Cook Shack Sessions 2017 - Acoustic Concerts in the Campgrounds

Though the budgets are still being worked on, and we are waiting to hear on some of the funding,  here is the line up of camps for the season.

There are fewer slots this get your app. in early!

If newer to YWIM...please attach sample of your music. 

Applicants must be YWIM members.
(get your membership up to date! $30 for the now online at )

These sessions are acoustic(non electric or electronic...totally batteries required!)

These sessions involve travel and camping.

These sessions are FUN!

We had a great time last year, and amazing response from the public in attendance...locals and travelers from afar.

Honorariums, travel allowance and per diem still being worked out...but these are paid gigs.

The concerts are on the Sat night, but due to distance,some of the sessions may require travel on the Fri as well, and all returning on Sunday.

Here's the schedule:

May 20 - Quiet Lake South ( South Canol rd...turn off  is just past Johnson Crossing)

June 17 - Lapie Canyon ( near Ross River/Faro)  (requires travel Fri )

July 15 - Tatchun Lake ( north of Carmacks)


Aug 12 - Million Dollar Falls and Sep 16 are "special events" this year, funded by Can. Heritage Rivers (Canada 150 funding). These are special "heritage river" themed/Can. 150 projects celebrating the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. There may be a few slots left (pending confirmations). If you are interested in these, and have/or can write a river themed song for these, let me know if you are interested.


Please send your reply of interest/availability  (and demo if applicable) to BJ MacLean  email

Looking forward to another great summer of acoustic music in the Cook Shacks!

Cheers and happy camping!


2017 Cook Shack Performer Application