Summer Camp sessions for 2019 have ended. Thank you for a wonderful summer! Please check back in spring 2020.
Please submit registration and medical forms online, in person 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
FIND YOUR JAM AT A 317 MAIN MUSIC CAMP
317 Main Community Music Center will offer 4 weeks of music camp in 2019; 3 weeks of Discovery Camp (ages 6-10) and 1 week of Jam Camp (ages 10-15).
317 Camps are designed to meet every kid right where they are, combining lots of summer fun with quality music education. Our enthusiastic and experienced team of teaching artists create a welcoming and supportive environment in which meaningful creative and social connections are quickly brought to life. Our goal for every camper is to come away with new skills, new friends, and a deepened connection to their own musical expression. 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. Each session culminates in a celebratory and informal performance for family and friends.
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.
Watch This Video To See What Discovery Camp Is Like
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).
Check out this video to see what Jam Camp is all about
In Search of Summer Activities For Younger Children?
We invite your family to join us for a 5-week Little Roots Family Class on Thursdays in August.
Little Roots Family is a group class for those who would like to experience a music and movement class as a family. This all-ages class will sing traditional folk tunes, explore percussion instruments and experience the simple joy of making music in a group. Families will also learn how to use music as a tool at home to strengthen the family bond. We recommend that all families experience a Little Roots family music class!! ($100) Choose between the 9am and 10am sessions!