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(formerly Rainbows, Rhythms, and Ringing)

Camp Director: Jennifer Garr
Assistant Camp Director: Matthew LaPine
Grades 2 – 4**
Three one-week camps (dates listed below)
9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

In this newly-created camp, children will have the opportunity to study the composer’s craft and learn how to make and perform their own collaborative compositions.  To aid their musical understanding, children will play engaging and fresh compositions in instrument ensembles using hand chimes and barred (Orff) instruments.  They will also learn how to play the recorder (which they get to keep at the end of their camp experience!) and have daily voice classes to develop their sense of pitch and vocal tone quality.  In addition, students will complete their arts experience with daily arts and crafts time and time for free play and discovery in our beautiful playground area.  Students of all abilities are welcome, and a knowledge of music notation is not required.  Each student will be guided and encouraged at their own learning level.

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Young Composers Experience offers three sessions.  Compositions will be shared in a performance for families at the end of each week's experience.  Three one-week sessions are being offered with each session focusing on a different aspect of musical composition.  Students are encouraged to participate in multiple weeks as each week will present a different experience; however, students are welcome to attend only one session - discounts on multiple weeks." Each session runs for one week.  Families may choose to register for any number of weeks (see fee schedule below).

**Open to children entering grades 2 through 4 in fall 2016.

Maximum Enrollment
12 children per session

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]. 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!
Young Composers 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
Session 2 • July 18 - 22
Session 3 • July 25 - 29

Fees   Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
One session $250 $235
Two sessions $475 $450
Three sessions $675 $640

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 8:15 AM) - $10 per day                
    Late Pick-Up (until 1:00 PM) - $15 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.