Camp Directors: Matthew LaPine and Jennifer Garr
Ages 4 (Pre-K) – Grade 1**
Four one-week camps (dates listed below)
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Celebrating its 23rd year, Musical Jamboree invites young children to explore musical concepts through experiences close to home and far away. The program is designed for children’s active participation in a relaxed, child-centered, developmentally-appropriate musical experience. Grouped by age and grade level, campers spend their mornings rotating among three classrooms which provide opportunities for singing, playing Orff instruments (barred and percussion), creating ensembles, listening to live and recorded music, playing musical games, interpreting music through creative movement, dramatizing stories, and making crafts linked to the daily theme. Each classroom is supervised by an Early Childhood Music Educator with an adult assistant. A mid-morning break provides outside playtime, weather permitting. Families will receive daily electronic activity pages containing information on the day’s events and ideas for continuing the themes at home. Each Friday, there is a Family Sharing Time at the end of the morning during which the children share their favorite activities from the week.
**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2014.
35 children per session
Each session runs for one week and offers a different theme. Families may choose to register for any number of weeks (see fee schedule on next page). Daily themes listed below are as of the brochure print deadline and may be revised slightly prior to the start of camp; however, the weekly themes will not change.
Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Provisions may be made for before- and after-camp care (8:15 AM – 1:15 PM) at an additional cost; AM and PM care fees are available from Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr and will also be included in the mid-June pre-camp packet. Also, please let Mrs. Garr know if your child has any medical concerns about which we need to be aware prior to the start of camp.
Musical Jamboree will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, located on Cherry Hill Road just off Route 206, only 5 minutes from the Westminster Choir College campus and downtown Princeton. All classrooms are air-conditioned with adjoining privacy bathrooms. Directions will be sent in the confirmation packet.
**Due to allergy concerns, each camper is to bring in a NUT-FREE daily snack from home. Families will be asked to provide allergy information, for the safety of all.
Session 1 • July 14 – 18
Music of the Continents
We will travel around the world to experience different types of music. While we value the uniqueness of each culture, we celebrate the universality of music.
Day 1 Drumming in West Africa
Day 2 Mallets and Bells in Asia
Day 3 Dancing in Latin America
Day 4 Musical Storytelling in Australia
Day 5 Singing in Europe
Session 2 • July 21 – 25
A Day at the Museum
Enjoy a “guided tour” created especially for our youngest museum patrons! Through songs and stories, we will travel from museum to museum in search of our favorite exhibits, including dinosaurs, airplanes, and space travel.
Day 1 Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum
Day 2 Planets and Stars at the Planetarium
Day 3 Things that Fly at the Air and Space Museum
Day 4 Music and Art at the Art Museum
Day 5 Museum Multi-Pass – Revisiting our Favorites
Session 3 • July 28 – August 1
Nature, You, and Music, Too!
Come explore the world of nature through song and movement. We will listen to composers’ interpretations of nature themes.
Day 1 Trees, Flowers, and Beanstalks
Day 2 Insects, Spiders, and Other “Creepy Crawlies”
Day 3 Wind, Water, and Weather
Day 4 Crocodiles, Birds, and Fish
Day 5 Sharing our Favorites
Session 4 • August 4 – 8
East Coast Express
All aboard! As we ride a musical train down the East Coast, we will explore America’s rich heritage through song.
Day 1 Choirs in Princeton
Day 2 Country Music in Nashville
Day 3 Jazz in New Orleans
Day 4 Latin Music in Miami
Day 5 Arriving at the Musical Junction
||Before May 15
||After May 15
Fees include a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt. Children attending more than one week will receive their T-shirt the first week of their camp experience.
A non-refundable deposit of $75 per week is due with the camp application. The balance is due by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 30 will receive a refund (less deposit, above) if another student can be placed from the waiting list.
For questions and additional information, please contact Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr at 609-921-7104 or JGarr@rider.edu.