CAMP REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS NOW OPEN!
CAMPS WILL FILL. PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY.

Please submit registration and medical forms online or through the mail along with a $50 deposit to save your child’s spot. Payment can be made with a credit card,  over the phone or mailed to
Camp 317 c/o 317 Main Community Music Center
317 Main Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096

 

SUMMER 2018 CAMP SCHEDULE

Camps Run 9-4PM w/aftercare option available at $10/day

 

Acoustic Discovery Camp – Age 6-10, July 9-July 13

Acoustic Discovery Camp – Age 6-10, July 16-July 20

Acoustic Discovery Camp – Ages 6-10, July 30-August 3

Acoustic Jam Camp – Ages 10-15, July 23-July 27

Acoustic Jam Camp – Ages 10-15, August 6-August 10

 

FIND YOUR JAM AT A 317 MAIN MUSIC CAMP

INTRODUCTION

317 Main Community Music Center will offer 5 weeks of music camp in 2018; 3 weeks of Discovery Camp (ages 6-10) and 2 weeks of Jam Camp (ages 10-15). Our camps are designed to bring music-loving kids and young teens together in a relaxed setting where they can explore a variety of instruments and experience the fun of making music with their peers. At Camp 317, our ratio of camper/staff is never higher than 5 to 1, so  everyone receives the instruction that’s needed to develop a good foundation in music.


DISCOVERY CAMP

 

Discovery Camp is a great fit for children who already play an instrument and for true beginners, who are eager to try an instrument,  but don’t know where to begin. We introduce campers to some of our most popular acoustic instruments – fiddle, guitar, ukulele, penny whistle, and keyboard. They’ll begin each day singing together before going into small-group workshops where our exceptional teaching artists help bring each of these instruments to life. Campers play musical games-both indoors and out- that reinforce concepts such as rhythm, pitch, expression and much more. Campers will have the opportunity to play at our Farmers Market on Thursday and for friends and family in a performance on Friday afternoon.  Children attending more than one session will build on the basic skills learned in week one  and will have the opportunity to try new instruments during week two.  Many campers discover a preference for a particular instrument during their week at camp allowing them to make a more informed decision about where to take their passion for music next.

 

Check out this video to see what Acoustic Discovery Camp is like!

 

JAM CAMP

Jam Camp offers a mix of individualized instruction, small-group workshops, and killer jam sessions in a laid-back atmosphere.  At the start of the week,  instrumentalists and vocalists are placed in groups according to age and playing ability.  Campers lead the way on choosing a repertoire and our team of teaching artists will get them playing together and having fun while sharing the fundamentals of musicianship- rhythm, harmony, melody, teamwork and much more. Campers who are ready can also work on writing original songs and explore more advanced musical skills such and improvisation, composition and arranging. Everyone will have the opportunity to share what they’ve been working on at our Farmers Market on Thursday and for family and friends in a performance at the end of camp on Friday.   Campers should have at least one year’s experience making music prior to Jam Camp. Instrumentalists should bring their instrument(s).

Watch this video to see Jam Campers in action.

Please submit the camp forms on line or print and mail them  to:
317 Main Community Music Center
Attn: Amanda Gale
317 Main St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096

* * * *Please call or email  the Front Desk for more information. (207) 846-9559 or frontdesk@317main.org

Camp ends on Friday afternoon with a concert for friends and family in our beautiful garden behind 317 Main Community Music Center.

317 Main hosts the weekly Yarmouth Farmers Market and campers have a standing invitation to come out on the porch and share some music

Discovery Campers (ages 6-10) get to try out the fiddle, uke, penny whistle and keyboard.  Kid sized instruments make it easy for campers to be successful and have FUN!

Our ratio of campers to teaching artists is never greater than 5:1 so kids get the attention they need to feel supported and progress musically.