All Saints Choir Camp
August 20-25, 2019
Looking for a way for your son or daughter to give singing in a choir a try? Or, need something for them to do one of the last weeks of the summer? Our choir camp is a fun, educational experience for kids who love to sing! No prior singing or musical experience needed. The camp is open to all grades 2 & up (unchanged boys voices only, please) - no membership at All Saints Church is needed!
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Who comes to choir camp?
Our choir camp is designed to be fun for any child with an interest in singing! Some kids are brand new to singing, and also many of the kids present sing in one of our choirs at All Saints. All that is required is a willingness to try new things (and maybe be a little silly) and a desire to learn about singing!
Who runs the camp?
The camp is sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church, which has a long tradition of choirs for children, with a Boys Choir founded in 1899 and a Girls Choir founded in 1962. The camp will be led by Scott Hayes, Director of Music at All Saints Church. Scott directs the choirs - which include choirs for boys & girls, adults, and college students, involving more than 50 people on a weekly basis. You can find out more about Scott here.
Teaching group voice lessons will by Anne O'Byrne. Anne is a well known soprano and voice teacher in the Richmond area and beyond. You can find out more about Anne here.
On Saturday and Sunday, participants in the camp will join the Boys & Girls of the National Cathedral Choir, an internationally acclaimed chorus that sings weekly at the Washington National Cathedral. These Boys & Girls are having their own choir camp next door to All Saints at the Roslyn Conference Center, where Saturday evening rehearsal will take place. You can find out about their program here. They are directed by Michael McCarthy, the Cathedral's Director of Music. You can find out more about him here.
Does my child need to attend each day?
No, but we encourage multiple day participation so that they get to be a real part of the group and the experience! However, if your child would like to sing with the National Cathedral Choristers, Saturday PM Rehearsal & Sunday AM Rehearsal is required.
What does a day at choir camp look like?
The schedule is set to keep us moving all the time - between games, fun, food and musical activities, there is much to do! Tuesday - Friday will look something like this:
9:00 AM - Check-In & Games
9:15 AM - Singing
10:00 AM - Snack
10:10 AM - Morning Activity
11:00 AM - Singing
11:45 AM - Noon Day Prayers
12:00 PM - Lunch
12:45 PM - Leave for Afternoon Activity
1:15 PM - Afternoon Activity (Bowling, Trampolines, Laser Tag)
3:45 PM - Return to All Saints
4:00 PM - Pick-Up
Please note the schedule on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is different. Click here for the full schedule.
How Much Does the Camp Cost?
The suggested donation varies depending on the day, and financial assistance is available:
Tuesday - Friday (8/20-8/23) - $25/day
Saturday (8/24) & Sunday (8/25) - Free
Sunday Busch Gardens Trip (leaving after church) - $52 (through age 9), $62 (10+), plus food and other expenses.
This donation covers the expense of afternoon activities (laser tag, trampolines, bowling, etc), and about 50% of the cost of the musical instruction for the camp (the remaining 50% is covered by All Saints Music Education Fund). Financial assistance is available - please contact Scott Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804.288.7811 to discuss.
Please note: Family & friends are invited to go to Busch Gardens. If you have your own family pass, you are welcome to use it. Food is not included, but there are plenty of options available in the park!
Can I help with the camp?
Yes, we need adult help during the camp! We need help with supervision, food, set-up, & some administrative work. If you would like to help, please check the box on your child's registration form, or let us know at email@example.com. A "Sign-Up Genius" will be created as we near the date of the camp.
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