August 15-21, 2022
Are you looking for a way for your son or daughter to give singing in a choir a try? Do you 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 music or singing. The camp is open to all children grades 2 & up (unchanged boys voices only, please). All are welcome - no prior singing, musical experience, or church affiliation 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 music. Some come to the camp with no musical experience, while others play an instrument or have sung elsewhere. Some 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 is 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.
What Does a Day a Choir Camp Look Like?
Monday - Friday hours are 9:00 - 4:00 PM. Saturday hours are 7:00 - 8:30 PM and Sunday hours are 9:00 AM - Noon. (King's Dominion trip is after church on Sunday - we'll return to the church about 8:00 PM)
This year's camp will be a little different than in the past! We'll have a "theme of the day", which features special guests who will bring each day' to life. Among the themes are:
- Singing & Vocal Technique: How singing works and what you can do as a singer with a guest presenter.
- Organ Day: We'll explore the two pipe organs at All Saints, plus a few other instruments at nearby churches.
- Music & Art in Church: Why do we sing in church, and what does it mean? What does the art work in churches mean?
Each afternoon, Monday - Friday, we'll have a non-musical activity! This might be laser tag, bowling, mini-golf, or something else fun!
What COVID safety measures will be in effect?
At this stage, choir camp will be "mask optional". Your child is welcome to wear a mask if you feel that is best, but it is not required.
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 enjoy the full experience!
What is the Choir Camp Schedule?
How Much Does the Camp Cost?
The suggested donation varies depending on the day, and financial assistance is available:
Monday- Friday (8/15-8/19) - $30/day
Saturday (8/20) & Sunday (8/21) - Free (except for King's Dominion trip).
Sunday King's Dominion Trip (leaving after church):
Family & friends are invited along to King's Dominion. If you need tickets, the group ticket price is $38 per person. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A "Sign-Up Genius" will be created as we near the date of the camp.
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