317 Main will be holding camps, safely, in 2021! Register today to receive the Early Bird Rate (until May 15th).

FIND YOUR JAM AT A 317 MAIN MUSIC CAMP

317 Main Community Music Center will offer 5 weeks of music camp in 2021; 3 weeks of Discovery Camp (ages 6-10) 1 week of Jam Camp (ages 10-15), and 1 week of Little Roots Camp (ages 4-5). 

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 creates 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. Each session culminates in a celebratory and informal performance for family and friends.

Cancellations & Refunds: Families who request a cancellation prior up to 2 weeks before the start of their session may receive a full refund less the $50 deposit. Discovery Camp families can also transfer their camper(s) to another available session at no cost prior to that date. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits given for cancellations made less than one week before the start of their session, or for campers who leave camp for behavioral reasons.

Families who request a cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the session for reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will receive a full refund less the $50 deposit

DISCOVERY CAMP

 

DISCOVERY CAMP

Discovery Camp is a great fit for children who already play an instrument, as well as true beginners who are eager to try an instrument but don’t know where to begin. This year we will introduce campers to the piano, fiddle, and ukulele as they play and learn in a welcoming small group setting. In addition to instrument learning campers will get to do fun workshops, games, and activities led by our exceptional 317 Main Teaching Artists. The camp program makes full use of space, both indoors and outdoors, and campers will be split into small groups of six to make sure both campers and families feel safe in their surroundings. Campers will have the opportunity to play at our Farmers Market on Thursday and for friends and family in an outdoor performance on Friday afternoon. Children attending more than one session will build on the basic skills learned in week one and grow their confidence on these new instruments. Many campers discover excitement 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.

Session 1: 7/5-7/9

Session 2: 7/12- 7/16

Session 3: 7/26- 7/30 

$370 before May 15th/ $395 after May 15th (includes $50 non-refundable deposit) 

Watch This Video To See What 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 will be asked to bring their own instruments for use during camp.

2021 Session dates: 7/19-23

$370 before May 15th/ $395 after May 15th (includes $50 non-refundable deposit) 

Check out this video to see what Jam Camp is all about

 

Little Roots Camp

Little Roots Camp revolves around the imaginative world of children’s folk songs. We will use singing, dancing, instruments, and creative art projects to bring beloved songs like “Aiken Drum” and “Down by the Bay” to life. Our small groups will start the day with our musical “gardening:” growing our skills by learning songs by ear and keeping a steady rhythm with our bodies. After snack and gathering for outdoor play, small groups reconvene to discover the basics of the ukulele and djembe. The final part of our morning will be creating visuals to accompany our Friday afternoon performance: masks, sock puppets, and a storytelling tool called a “crankie.” This weeklong, half-day camp will be limited to two small groups of 6 children.

 

 2021 Session: August 16th- 20th

Tuition: $190 before May 15th/$205 after May 15th (includes $50 non-refundable

deposit)

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.