This area is for students who have been accepted into the NCFC program for the current year.


Students must read the General Information page before coming to camp.

Students must read and understand NCFC's Code of Conduct and Sexual Harassment policies, and agree to abide by those documents when they come to camp.


All forms (except Medical Emergency) necessary for successful enrollment in the program are now electronic.

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Note: The Medical Emergency, Parent Agreement, and Repertoire Information all must be returned to the NCFC office with the balance of your tuition by May 1st.  If you are traveling alone and wish to be met at the Monterey Airport and escorted to campus, please complete the Travel Itinerary form by July 1st.

To complete the Medical Emergency form, you must download and complete this PDF and mail the completed form to NCFC by May 1st.

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To order t-shirts, download the T-Shirt Order Form and submit with your payment.



By car

From San Jose, San Francisco, or points north Traveling south on Hwy 101, take the exit for Hwy 156 west at Prunedale. Follow 156 until it turns into Hwy 1; stay on Hwy 1 past Seaside in Carmel. Turn left at G16, which is Carmel Valley Rd. Follow Carmel Valley Rd. approximately 11 miles to Hidden Valley Music Seminars on the right, marked by a hand-carved sign and the NCFC banner. You will pass Garland Ranch on the right and the Valley Lodge on the left. If you go through Carmel Valley Village, you’ve gone too far.

From south of the Monterey/Carmel area Take Hwy 101 to the first Monterey Peninsula exit, which is Sanborn Rd. (Sanborn Rd. eventually turns into Blanco Rd.) Follow it to Hwy 68 and turn left on 68. Follow 68 all the way to Hwy 1*; turn left on Hwy 1 towards Carmel. Follow Hwy 1 to G16, which is Carmel Valley Rd., and turn left. Take Carmel Valley Road approximately 1 mile (you will pass Garland Ranch and Laureles Grade) to HVMS on the right, marked by a hand-carved sign and the NCFC banner. If you go through Carmel Valley Village, you’ve gone too far.

*Alternate route: If you take Hwy 68 and care for a slightly more direct and scenic, but mountainous route, follow 68 until you see a sign for G20, which is Laureles Grade, and turn left on G20. Follow it 5 miles until it ends at Carmel Valley Rd. and turn left. Follow Carmel Valley Rd. to HVMS on right.

Driving Directions via Google

Approximate travel time in good traffic from:
Please allow extra time for traffic, as the Monterey Peninsula is active during summer weekends
San Francisco 3 hours
San Jose 2 hours
Los Angeles 6-8 hours

By Air

Monterey Airport (12 miles from campus) is served only by United Airlines. Rental cars and taxis are available, and NCFC provides students who travel alone with a ride service to camp. Students traveling alone can also request special services from the airline, such as pre-boarding, seating towards the front of the aircraft, or an escort from plane to plane if you are changing flights mid-way. Most airlines charge a small fee for minors ages 12-16 for this service. Please inquire with the airline for more information on these services.

Ride Service from Monterey Airport NCFC will provide transportation from the Monterey Airport to campus for students who travel by air alone. In order to arrange for this, you must complete and return the enclosed itinerary form no later than July 1st. Likewise, we can provide rides back to the Monterey airport on the last day of camp.

By Bus

Greyhound Bus travels to both Monterey and Salinas. The Monterey depot is four blocks from the local Monterey-Salinas Transit Plaza. Ask for the #24 Carmel Valley bus, which will bring you right to the driveway of Hidden Valley Music Seminars.

By Train

The closest Amtrak station is in Salinas, about 20 miles away.