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 is open until July 15.

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: Dwilyn Beiler

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, rests, pitches, and how they all fit together to form a song. Classes meet Monday – Friday. Class placement is by age.

Ages 8-9: Musical Skills I
Ages 10-11: Musical Skills II
Age 12: Musical Skills III
Ages 13-17: Sight Singing

Instructors:
Gwendolyn Good
Yolanda Lichty
Rosemary Eberly-Lebold
Dwilyn Beiler
Nolan Martin

Textbook: Sing at First Sight textbook required for ages 13-17

Adult Class Option. For an additional $140 CAD (plus textbook fee), students ages 13-17 may choose to take an 8:20AM Adult Rudiments class (view class description). This will require purchasing a textbook. First-time participants are required to take an online placement test before coming to camp. Children who have taken an Adult Rudiments class in a prior year will be placed in the next level unless they request to retake a level.

ChoralFest

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

On Saturday, children should be at Woodlawn Mennonite Fellowship 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 2:45PM, 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
9:30Choir
10:40Snack
10:55Recreation
11:20Chapel
11:45Lunch
12:15Choir
1:30Crafts (age 11) / Recreation (ages 8, 9, 10, 12)
2:05Snack
2:15Crafts (ages 8, 12) / Recreation (age 11) / Musical Skills (ages 9, 10)
2:55Crafts (ages 9, 10) / Musical Skills (ages 8, 11, 12)
3:30Dismissal

Monday - Friday (Youth)

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

Saturday (Children & Youth)

At Woodlawn Mennonite Fellowship
5:15Choir Rehearsal
7:00Dress Rehearsal

Sunday (Children & Youth)

At Wallenstein Bible Chapel
2:45Choir Rehearsal
3:30ChoralFest
5:30Supper
6:15Choir Rehearsal
7:00ChoralFest

FAQ

What ages are allowed in Children/Youth Camp?

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

What are attendance expectations?

Children and youth are expected to attend all classes and choir rehearsals in the schedule. Please do not be absent without first communicating with administration.

Do my children need to wear concert attire at dress rehearsal?

No, their daily class attire will be fine.

What guidelines are in place at camp to ensure the safety of children and youth?

SCMC instructors and staff who teach or supervise students under age 18 at camp have completed abuse awareness and prevention training through Ministry Safe and have had a background check completed. In addition, they annually review and agree to follow the SCMC policies for the protection of minors.

Fees

Fees

The total cost for Children’s Camp (ages 8-12) is $175 CAD.

  • Application Fee: $45 CAD (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $120 CAD
  • Music cost: $10 CAD

The total cost for Youth Camp (ages 13-17) is $250* CAD.
*Textbook and testing fees will be in addition to this, and vary depending on options chosen.

  • Application Fee: $45 CAD (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $195 CAD
  • Music cost: $10 CAD

 

Make Cheques Payable To

SCMC-Ontario
Attn. Jerry Drudge
43721 C-Line Rd.
Wroxeter, ON N0G2X0, Canada

Or send an Interac e-Transfer to [email protected]

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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