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Camp Directors:  Jennifer Garr and Matthew LaPine
Ages 2 – 3 years**
Three one-week camps (dates listed below)                                   
9:15AM – 11:15AM

Now in its 11th year, this two-hour mini-camp for the very young provides a music and art experience for children with caregivers. In a 30-minute music session, children and adults will sing, move, dance, play instruments, and chant finger plays and rhymes centered around the weekly theme. The remainder of the morning includes an opening session, musical play, free-play (outside – weather permitting), story time, and art time.

Requirement
**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2017.

Maximum Enrollment
Each week is limited to 16 children accompanied by an adult caregiver. In the event of maximum enrollment, smaller sub-groups will be created to allow children and caregivers to enjoy an optimum experience of all activities.

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).

Location
Beach Beats will be held at the Chapin School in Princeton, located at the intersection of Princeton Pike and Province Line Road, just off of Route 95 and only 8 minutes from the Westminster Choir College campus and downtown Princeton. All Beach Beats classrooms are air-conditioned with adjoining privacy bathrooms and diaper-change facilities.

**Due to allergy concerns, each camper is to bring in a NUT-FREE daily snack from home.

Session 1 – July 10-14
Across the USA

All aboard!  As we ride a musical train on a cross-country journey, we will explore America’s rich heritage through song.

  • Day 1: Beginning our Journey in NYC
  • Day 2: Hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • Day 3: Crossing the Prairie
  • Day 4: Climbing the Rockies
  • Day 5: Splashing in the Pacific

Session 2 – July 17 – July 21
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 24 - July 28
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
Fees   Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
One session $150 $140
Two sessions $275 $260
Three sessions $375 $355

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 session 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 1 will receive a refund (less deposit) if another student can be placed from a waiting list.

For questions and additional information, please contact Early Childhood Department Head Jennifer Garr at 609-921-7104 or [email protected].