Camp Director: Matthew LaPine and LuAnn Longenecker
Ages 4 (Pre-K) – Grade 1**
Four one-week camps (dates listed below)
9:15AM – 12:15PM
Celebrating its 22nd 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 activity room is supervised by an Early Childhood Music Educator and an adult assistant (over 18 years). 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 theme at home. Each Friday, there is a Family 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, 2013.
35 children per week -- ALL registered campers will receive a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt (see registration form).
Each session runs for one week and offers a different theme. Families may choose to sign up for any number of weeks (see fee schedule below). 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, 9:15AM – 12:15PM. Provisions may be made for before- and after-camp care (8:15AM – 1:15PM) at an additional cost; AM and PM care fees are available from Early Childhood Department Head LuAnn Longenecker and will also be included in the mid-June pre-camp packet. For further information, contact Mrs. Longenecker at 609-921-7104 or LLongenecker@rider.edu. Please let Mrs. Longenecker 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 increasing 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 15–19
This week promises to provide many creative outlets for our budding musicians as we experience musical storytelling through the works of composers, lyricists, choreographers, and librettists. We will celebrate the birth anniversaries of Benjamin Britten (1913) and Giuseppe Verdi (1813)!
Day 1 Oboes and Overtures: The Orchestra Paints a Picture
Day 2 Arias and Action: A Matinee at the Opera
Day 3 Pointe and Pirouettes: An Evening at the Ballet
Day 4 Broadway Beckons: Musical Theater
Day 5 Curtain Call! The Week in “Revue”
Session 2 – July 22–26
Tales and Tunes
While visiting each country or region on this round-the-world journey, we will explore culture and music from that part of the world by way of a focus story. (Specific titles are as of brochure deadline and may be revised prior to the start of camp.)
Day 1 “Guji-Guji” (Taiwan)
Day 2 “Anansi and the Magic Stick” (Kenya)
Day 3 “The Singing Fir Tree” (Switzerland)
Day 4 “The Littlest Matryoshka” (Ukraine)
Day 5 “Night Dance” (Southwest USA)
Session 3 – July 29–August 2
Pack the car, load up the RV, and join us as we take in summer’s sights and sounds!
Day 1 Building Sandcastles at the Beach
Day 2 Clowning Around at the Circus
Day 3 Sampling the Rides and Food at the Fair!
Day 4 Camping in Yellowstone National Park
Day 5 Dog-sled Racing in Alaska
Session 4 – August 5–9
Come explore the world and its music as we sail, climb, and fly our way around. Together, we will make music while learning about the different environments on our planet Earth (and beyond)!
Day 1 Sailing the Seas
Day 2 Conquering the Mountains
Day 3 Rowing the Amazon
Day 4 Crossing the Deserts
Day 5 Blasting Off Into Space
||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.