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

Celebrating its 26th 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.  Each Friday, there is Family Music time at the end of the morning during which the children and their families make music together.

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

Maximum Enrollment
45 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 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 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 10 - 14
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 17 - 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

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 $255 $240
Two sessions $485 $460
Three sessions $690 $655

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.

Early Drop-Off and/or Late Pick-Up will be available for an additional fee.

  • Early Drop-Off (beginning at 8:15AM): $10 per day                
  • Late Pick-Up (until 1:00PM): $10 per day

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) only 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.