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Musical Jamboree

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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 (early/late pick-up available)

Register now! | Welcome Letter for Registered Families

Celebrating its 28th 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 barred instruments 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, 2019.

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. 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 Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Princeton, located at the intersection of Route 206 and Nassau Street, only minutes from the Westminster Choir College campus and downtown Princeton.  All classrooms are air-conditioned with bathrooms located nearby.

**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 8 - 12
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 15 - 19
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 22 - 26
Musical Journeys 

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)
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 [email protected].