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 25th 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 Making time at the end of the morning during which the children and their families make music together.
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**Children must meet the age requirement as of July 1, 2016.
36 children per week
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. See below for daily charges. Families will be billed at the end of camp for this service. For further information, contact Mrs. Garr at 609-921-7104 or [email protected]. 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 -- NEW this year!
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 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 11 - 15
A Season at the Concert Hall
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.
Day 1 Orchestral Overtures: Music Tells a Story
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 18 - 22
Tales and Tunes
While visiting each 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 Dancer” (Southwest USA)
Session 3 • July 25 – July 29
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
|Fees||Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
Early Drop-Off and/or Late Pick-Up Charges (optional service)
Families will be billed at the end of camp for any services they used.
Early Drop-Off (beginning at 8:15AM) - $10 per day
Late Pick-Up (until 1:00PM) - $10 per day
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 [email protected].