Musical Jamboree

Camp Director:  Jennifer Garr   
Assistant Camp Director:  Matthew LaPine
Ages 4 (Pre-K) – Grade 1**
Three one-week camps (dates listed below)
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Celebrating its 24th 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.

Requirement
**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2015.

Maximum Enrollment
35 children per week

Schedule
Each session runs for one week and offers a different theme. Families may choose to register for any number of weeks (see fee schedule below).

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 Jennifer Garr. For further information, contact Mrs. Garr at 609-921-7104 or jgarr@rider.edu. 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.

Location
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.

**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 13 – 17
Carnival of the Animals
If you could be an animal (other than a human!), what would you be?  This week is sure to be filled with lots of movement as we explore animals in different habitats, using Saint-Saens’ classic work, “Carnival of the Animals.”
    Day 1        Animals in the Forest
    Day 2        Animals in the Jungle
    Day 3        Animals under the Sea
    Day 4        Animals on the Farm
    Day 5        Animals at Home

Session 2 • July 20 – 24
Celebrating the Seasons
Using Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” as a framework, we will sing, dance, and play our way through the year!
    Day 1        Spring’s Awakening Songs
    Day 2        Summer’s Sizzling Sounds
    Day 3        Fall’s Coat of Color
    Day 4        Winter’s Blanket of Snowflakes
    Day 5        Coming Full-Circle

Session 3 • July 27 – 31
All Aboard!
Fasten your seat belt and grab your life jacket for a musical ride!  Each day, we will take a trip using a different mode of transportation.
    Day 1        Sailing the Rivers and Seas (canoes, ships, submarines)
    Day 2        Road Trip (cars and trucks)
    Day 3        Riding the Rails (trains)
    Day 4        Up, Up, and Away (planes, blimps, and hot-air balloons)
    Day 5        Rocket Ships and Space Stations

Fees Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
One session$250$225
Two sessions$450
$400
Three sessions$675
$600

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.

Refer-a-Friend Discount
Refer a friend to this camp and you both receive a discount on your Westminster Conservatory 2015 Summer Camp tuition!  More details.

For questions and additional information, please contact Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr at 609-921-7104 or JGarr@rider.edu.