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Day Camps for Kids* 
for students grades K-5, beginners and more experienced students welcome
*includes private lessons

Our popular Day Camps for Kids strike the perfect balance between a creative, effective music curriculum and some good, old-fashioned fun.  In our day camp catalog, there's something for each an every young musician-- beginners or more advanced, instrumentalists and vocalists-- ages 5 and up, and you'll discover enough variety to keep a single student entertained and growing if you enroll for multiple weeks. All camps include a private lesson on the instrument of choice.  This is a great way for students to continue or start their journey learning to play an age appropriate instrument from a warm and encouraging teacher.  

For older students, grades 6-8 and 9-12, we offer performance based Workshops and Workshop intensives.  Our most popular summer event for students in this category is our Summer Student Showcase which for the past few years has been at Variety Playhouse in Little 5 Points, one of Atlanta's best music halls.  Information about CMC Atlanta Performance Workshops is available here.


We design and run our camps using the same values, goals, and principles that have made our Core Program and AfterSchool Music Program (AMP) popular with parents and kids alike:

  • we group students by age, skill level, and interests 
  • we understand discipline as a tool for reaching goals, but emphasize experiential learning and try to keep it fun
  • we analyze and respond well to differentiated learning styles and goals,
  • we teach through projects and play
  • we limit enrollment so the students receive individual attention, and most importantly,
  • we empower students to take control of their own creative output. 

Best of all, our camps are staffed by our professional team of expert faculty and camp counselors, and they are very reasonably priced at $295 per week for full day enrollment (8 am to 6:00 pm) and $195 per week for morning or afternoon half day enrollment (8 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 to 6:00 pm).  We also offer drop in days for $65 full day and $45 half day.  And finally, we have a Summer Music Pass, which provides 6 or 8 weeks of full day camp, with discounts as follows:

  • 6 weeks of full day camp for $1550, a savings of $220
  • 8 weeks of full day camp for $1890, a savings of $470
  • 6 weeks of half day camp for $990, a savings of $180 
  • 8 weeks of half day camp for $1350, a savings of $210  

Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer 2017 Camp Themes for grades K-5

All CMC Atlanta programs in the Elementary Division emphasize the development of essential foundational musical skills and concepts.  We focus Holiday and Summer Day Camps on particular kinds of music and musical experiences, though, because we know that not all kids are the same.  Some want to rock, some want to sing and dance in a show, some want to play Beethoven, some would like to record and make a video.  Camp themes help parents and students trust a student's genuine musical interests will be a big part of the CMC Atlanta camp experience, and project-based learning is the most effective for students.

Most, but not all, CMC Atlanta Summer Day Camp Themes run for two weeks, and by the end of the camp, students have prepared either live music or videos for a workshop presentation.  Parents often ask, "Can I enroll for one week of a two week camp?"  Our answer is a qualified "yes."  A camper can enroll for a single week of a 2-week CMC Atlanta Day Camp, but the one week enrollment choice will either remove the camper from the workshop presentation (meaning he or she will engage in some meaningful process, but not participate in the final outcome), or alternatively, the student will join the presentation, but logically, with slightly less material to present than peers who attend two full weeks.

Children categories

We offer Day Camps when school is closed for Fall, Winter and Spring Break and also whenever local public schools close for teacher workdays and elections  

Themes vary by date:

  • Winter Break Rock & Jazz Camp
  • CMC Spring Break: theme April in Paris: offered at CMC Decatur, Dunwoody and Little 5 Points 
  • CMC Fall Break Folk and Roots Music Camp, Jamboree & Barbecue 

Beginners and more advanced students are welcome; grades K-5 all locations, and also grades 6-8 in Decatur only

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Music School with a Jedi Academy twist.  Ideal for students who like Star Wars and especially the best selling Jedi Academy illustrated novels by Jeffrey Brown.  Activities include:

  • Private lessons on instrument of choice (beginners and experienced players welcome)
  • Group music classes in notation, harmony, and acoustics
  • Chants & Drumming
  • Concentration exercises and games
  • Magic Conducting Batons
  • Small ensemble singing and performance

Beginners and advanced students welcome.  Returning students will find new material activites inspired by the books and movies.

Summer 2017 offered May 30-June 9 @ CMC Decatur, CMC Little 5 Points and CMC Dunwoody 

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2017 camp will focus on a Workshop Production of scenes from several musicals, including Oliver!, Shrek, and Hamilton

  • Small group and solo vocal coaching
  • Acting lessons
  • Set design
  • Light choreography
  • Make Up and Costumes

Everyone is a star.

Summer 2017 offered June 12-23 @ CMC Decatur, CMC Dunwoody and CMC LItle 5 Points 

 

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Music School with a Hogwart's twist.  Ideal for students who like the beloved Harry Potter series.  Activities include:

  • Private lessons on instrument of choice
  • Group music classes in notation, harmony, and acoustics
  • Chants & Drumming
  • Magic Conducting Batons
  • Small ensemble singing and performance

Beginners and advanced students welcome.  Returning students will find new material activites inspired by the books and movies.

Summer 2017 offered June 26-July 7 @ CMC Decatur, CMC Little 5 Points and CMC Dunwoody.  Please note, we will be closed July 3-4.  The second week of camp will be discounted accordingly.  

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Rock and Country Music Camp for students, grades K-5, beginners and more advance students alike.  Includes:

  • Private lessons (one per week)
  • Small group coaching (several per week)
  • Harmony and notation class
  • Ensemble rehearsal and performance daily
  • Songwriting
  • Rock history class

Summer 2017 offered July 10-21 @ CMC Dunwoody, CMC Decatur, and CMC Little 5 Points 

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Dig into the great songs and lessons of the classic animated tv music videos.  Camp includes remake of one of the videos with camper input and performance.

Activities:

  • Singing and vocal coaching
  • Small group lessons
  • Costume and set design
  • Story boarding
  • Recording
  • Video Shoot
  • and more 

Summer 2017, offered July 24-28 @ CMC Decatur, CMC Dunwoody and CMC Little 5 Points, July 31-August 4 CMC Dunwoody only

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Country and Folk Music Camp for beginners and more advance students alike.  Activities includes:

  • Private lessons on the instrument of choice
  • Small group coaching
  • Harmony and notation class
  • Ensemble rehearsal and performance
  • Songwriting
  • Folk and country music history

Beginners and experienced players and singers welcome!

Summer 2016 offered @ CMC Little 5 Points (June 13-24), CMC Decatur (July 25-29) and CMC Dunwoody (July 25-July 29)

 

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  • Who is eligible? +

    Day Camps are designed for students in rising grades K-5.  We divide campers by age and skill, so we welcome absolute beginners and more advanced students alike.  Please note:  if you're looking for programs for older students, please visit the summary of programs for middle and high school students.  You'll find information and the online registration there for students grade 6-8 and 9-12.  
  • Where? +

    We offer Day Camp for Kids at all three CMC Atlanta locations:  CMC Decatur, CMC Dunwoody, and CMC Little 5 Points. After CMC Brookhaven opens in August 2017, we anticipate offering Day Camps there. too.
  • When? +

    We offer camps year round just about any time local schools are closed.  Our Summer Day Camps start right after Memorial Day and run through the beginning of August.  Full Day Camp is available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Half Day is also available, morning of afternoon.  Half Day is 8:00 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  To see specific themes and activities by week, please consult our Day Camp Theme Catalog (to the left and below) and the Schedule (also below).    
  • How much? +

    Day Camp tuition for grades K-5 is $295 per week for full day attendance.  Camp activities run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Free extended day allows for drop off as early as 8:00 am and pick up ends at 6:00 pm. Half Day attendance (morning or afternoon) is $195 per week.  Half Day Morning drop off begins at 8:00 am and pick up by 12:30 pm.  Half Day Afternoon drop off begins at 12:30 and pick up ends at 6:00.     Day passes, for single day a-la-carte attendance are $65 per full day, and $45 per half day. Summer Passes:
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Summer Pass

For many students and families, routine and regularity are key to happiness.  And our camp season offers a great opportunity for young musicians to dig into their musical development.  For families who choose to attend 6 or 8 weeks or more of camp in 2016, we offer generous discounts, as follows:

  • 6 weeks of full day camp for $1550, a savings of $220
  • 8 weeks of full day camp for $1890, a savings of $470
  • 6 weeks of half day camp for $990, a savings of $180
  • 8 weeks of half day camp for $1350, a savings of $210  

To purchase a Summer Pass, simply fill out the Day Camp Registration Form, choose which 6 or 8 weeks of camp you think you'd like your child(red) to attend, and then Summer Pass Option where prompted.             

Day Pass

Sometimes parents don't want or need to enroll a student in full or half day camp for a full week.  In this situation, we offer Music School Day Passes, which allow for a day of camp attendance on chosen days:

  • Full Day Pass, $65 per day, drop off begins at 8 am, pickup ends at 6 pm
  • Half Day Pass $45 per day, morning or afternoon 

To purchase Day Passes, simply fill out the Day Camp Registration Form and choose from among the Music School Day Pass options provided.  

After making your payment, you can register to use the Music School Day Pass for any day, in any camp, at any location for up to one year, with limits.  IMPORTANT!  Please note:  Music School Day Pass spots are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  Spots are reserved by purchase, payment and then completion of the Music School Day Pass portion of the Day Camp Registration Form.  With rare exception, we require 24 hours notice of a parent's intent to use a Music School Day Pass.  The more advance notice you provide by completing the form, the more likely it is there will be a spot open for a student.  You should assume that your enrollment dates are accepted once you receive a confirmation message from a CMC Atlanta Director or authorized faculty member.             

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