Summer Camp Guide: Music Day Camps
For a list of other day camps and residential camp options, go toColumbusParent.com/campguide.
Capriccio Youth Choir: CYC Summer Institute
Ages served: entering grades 2-12
Dates/times: 7/17-7/18; full day (6+ hours)
Description: A two-day intensive to improve a singer's music literacy, ensemble development and personal vocal technique. Open to any singers, it is directed by the CYC professional staff as well as guest musicians, clinicians and teachers. Camp ends in a performance.
Cost: $30 members; $60 for all other singers; registration deadline is June 29
Camp location: St. Andrew Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive, Dublin
For more information: Alyson Bates, email@example.com, 740-641-5864, capricciocolumbus.org/youth-choir
City of Upper Arlington: Arts Academy
Ages served: 13-17
Dates/times: 7/9-7/13; full day (6+ hours)
Description: In this camp, students learn from local musicians how to play guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. We cover performance, basic notation and tablature, stage presence and style, rhythm, harmony, songwriting and microphone techniques.
Cost: $275 resident, $325 nonresident
Camp location: Amelita Mirolo Barn, 4395 Carriage Hill Lane, Upper Arlington
For more information: Lynette Santoro-Au, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-583-5312, uaoh.net/culturalarts
Creative Strings: Creative Strings Workshop 2018
Ages served: 10-15
Dates/times: 7/3-7/7; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: The Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program is an opportunity for string players to learn fiddle, blues, rock, world music and jazz with artists from around the world. Students study composing, electric instruments and improvisation. No class July 4.
Camp location: Willis Auditorium at Ohio Wesleyan University, 74 W. William St., Delaware
For more information: Christian Howes, email@example.com, 614-332-8689, christianhowes.com/education/creative-strings-workshop/csw-youth-program
GROOVE U: Write • Record • Play
Ages served: 13-19
Dates/times: 6/4-6/9; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: Spend a week at GROOVE U's state-of-the-art creative campus and experience the song-creation process from start to finish. Students will learn the tips and tricks of songwriting and produce their song using cutting-edge recording gear.
Cost: $249 until Feb. 28, $299 after
Camp location: GROOVE U, 5030 Bradenton Ave., Dublin
For more information: Sarah Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-291-6122, grooveu.edu/eventssummerworkshop
The Ohio State University School of Music: Youth Summer Music Programs
Ages served: grades 4-9
Dates/times: Call for specific dates; half day (2-5 hours)
Description: The Ohio State School of Music offers three programs for young musicians. Morning String Student Workshop, Middle School Concert Band Academy and Summer Singers are designed to further students' understanding of and love for music.
Camp location: Weigel Hall, 1866 College Road, Columbus
For more information: email@example.com, 614-292-4280, music.osu.edu/outreach/ysmp
Otterbein University: Summer Music Experience
Ages served: 14-17
Dates/times: 6/4-6/9; full day (6+ hours)
Description: Be surrounded by other students who share a passion and energy for music. Students will develop new insights into themselves as a musician and a performer, build confidence and challenge themselves in a week of intensive, real-world music study. Overnight option is available.
Camp location: Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St., Westerville
For more information: Nick Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-823-1508, otterbein.edu/summercamps
WeJoySing: Heart Strings Early Childhood Music
Ages served: 1 month to 5 years
Dates/times: 6/4-8/4; less than 2 hours
Description: Discover how babies, toddlers and preschoolers learn and grow through musical play. Listening, language, movement, social and cognitive development are stimulated as you “play” together, creating bonds that will last a lifetime. Four-week session meets once a week.
Camp location: Heart Strings Early Childhood Music, 1340 Fishinger Road, Upper Arlington, and 10 other locations throughout Central Ohio
For more information:Amy Hirth, email@example.com, 614-868-0107, wejoysing.com