Ontario

Children/Youth Camp

Children/Youth Camp is a great opportunity for children and youth ages 8-17 to sing and learn with others. They will sing in choir under an experienced director who will make it both educational and fun. Classes will help children read and understand music as they learned to read and understand words.

Learning

Children/Youth Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:20AM – 3:30PM. In choir, students see the music, notes, rests, and rhythms. In class, they learn what those things mean and how they work together to form a song. The teachers work hard to customize material for each age level so it’s accessible and exciting.

Sharing

Camp is also a social experience. Lunches are provided, and everyone gets to eat together. Camp also includes chapel, recreation, snack and games – a welcome break from the mental work of classes and choir. 

Singing

All the learning and singing during the week is pushing toward an end goal – performing at the Choral Festival, getting to share what they’ve been learning with family and other audience members. This is a highly satisfying chance to show what they did throughout the week.

Registration open: March 1, 2023 @ 6:00AM

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Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Choir. Class. Choral Festival.

Choir

Treble Choir (Ages 8-12)
Treble Choir rehearses twice daily, Monday – Friday. Choir students also participate in Dress Rehearsal and the Choral Festival.

Conductor: Gwendolyn Good

 

Youth Choir (Ages 13-17)
Youth choir rehearses twice daily, Monday – Friday. Choir students also participate in Dress Rehearsal and the Choral Festival.

Conductor: Sarah Sommers

Class

When we first start school, we learn about letters, how letters form words, and how words form sentences. In musical skills class, we do the same thing – only with music. Students will learn about notes, rhythms, rest, pitches, and how they all fit together to form a song. Learning how music works will strengthen their choir experience as they get skills to help them read unfamiliar music.

Classes meet Monday – Friday. Class placement is by age, and is designed to be within reach of all, and yet challenging to those who are more advanced.

Musical Skills I (ages 8-9)
Musical Skills II (ages 10-11)
Musical Skills III (ages 12)
Rudiments (ages 13-17)

Instructors:
Gwendolyn Good
Sarah Sommers
Rosemary Eberly-Lebold

Textbooks: Draw Near textbook required for ages 13-17

Adult Class Option. For an additional $125 CAD (plus textbook fee), students ages 13-17 may choose to take an 8:20AM Adult Sight Singing class (view class description). This will require textbook purchase or rental. First-time participants will take an online placement test before coming to camp. Children who have taken an Adult Sight Singing class in a prior year will be placed in the next level unless they request to retake a level.

Choral Festival

All students enrolled in choir sing in the Choral Festival, including the dress rehearsal on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, children should be at Wallenstein Bible Chapel at 5:15PM for practice and dress rehearsal. Children are not required to be in formal choir attire for this dress rehearsal. They should have supper before coming to practice.

On Sunday, children should be at Wallenstein Bible Chapel by 2:00PM, dressed in their formal choir attire.

Following the afternoon program, a light supper will be provided for both Treble and Youth Choir students at Wallenstein Bible Chapel.

Supervision for both choirs will be provided between programs.

Schedules

Monday - Friday (Children)

At Countryside Christian School
9:20Children's Camp Begins
9:30Chapel
9:55Recreation
10:15Snack
10:30Choir
11:45Lunch
12:15Crafts (ages 8-9) / Musical Skills (ages 10-12)
1:00Musical Skills (ages 8-9) / Crafts (ages 10-11) / Recreation (age 12)
1:40Recreation (ages 8-11) / Crafts (age 12)
2:10Snack
2:25Choir
3:30Dismissal

Monday - Friday (Youth)

At Countryside Christian School
8:20Sight Singing Class (if registered)
9:20Children's Camp Begins
9:30Chapel
10:25Snack
10:40Choir
11:55Lunch
12:20Recreation
1:10Rudiments
2:10Snack
2:25Choir
3:30Dismissal

Saturday (Children & Youth)

At Wallenstein Bible Chapel
5:15Choir Rehearsal
7:00Dress Rehearsal

Sunday (Children & Youth)

At Wallenstein Bible Chapel
2:00Choir Rehearsal
3:00ChoralFest
5:00Supper
6:15Choir Rehearsal
7:00ChoralFest

FAQ

What ages are allowed in Children/Youth Camp?

Ages 8-17 are welcome to attend Children/Youth Camp.

Do my children need to wear concert uniform at dress rehearsal?
No, their daily class uniform will be fine.

Fees

Fees

The total cost for Children’s Camp (ages 8-12) is $145 CAD.

  • Application Fee: $40 CAD (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $105 CAD

The total cost for Youth Camp (ages 13-17) is $210* CAD.
*Textbook purchases will be in addition to this.

  • Application Fee: $40 CAD (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $170 CAD

 

Make Cheques Payable To

SCMC Ontario
42123 Amberley Rd, RR1
Bluevale, ON N0G 1G0, Canada

Dress Code

Please Do
  • Girls: Wear dresses or skirts that cover and extend well below the knee whether standing or sitting.

  • Boys: Wear denim or khaki pants.

  • All: Wear shoes or sandals.

Please Don’t
  • Girls: Wear shirts or blouses with low-cut necklines, that are tight-fitting, or that are sleeveless.

  • Boys: Wear sleeveless shirts or shorts.

  • All: Wear clothing with logos larger than 2” square.

Program Attire
  • Solid-colored black pants and white dress shirts (long or short sleeved) for boys.

  • Black dresses for girls. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.

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