WEEK-LONG MUSIC CAMPS
for rising 1st-6th graders
Happy Campers. Happy Parents.
The very first ingredient: FUN! If kids don't love playing music first how can they master playing music later? Oh and parents, did we mention aftercare? Yeah we have that too!
What happens when you take a full week to mix new songs, new instruments, and a group of brand new friends? Instant band! Yes, it really is that quick.
Not your average music school songs. Actual cool songs. Tailor-picked for each camp. Time to impress family and friends with some seriously impressive knowledge of wicked cool music!
We bring some of Atlanta's top professional musicians and teaching artists to the table, so campers learn to play, sing, dance and create stories from some of ATL’s best and most versatile real-deal artists.
Eclectic Music was founded in 2002 and we have been running camps for Atlanta kiddos since 2009.
We are proud to have a few hundred loyal students, a few dozen incredible teachers, and studios in Virginia-Highland, Morningside, Inman Park, and in-home. After a decade worth of camps, lessons, classes, jam sessions, workshops, recitals, and accidentally dropping picks inside of guitars, we know music is something your child can do!
Although our weekly camp themes are as ever-changing as the seasons, our philosophy is always the same: we believe effort is more important than talent, age is just a number and the highest purpose of music is to uplift the human soul. Our mission for camps is a simple (and wonderful) one: to always create a joyful, welcoming atmosphere for music-making where everyone can try new things and make friends.
There's room in every camp for playing instruments, singing, dancing and composing, and all our campers get to explore all of these musical skills each and every week! Each camper will also select their camp focus, picking a favorite musical pastime; playing instruments, singing and dancing, or arts and creative play. From there we tailor-make a camp experience for each and every kid, by making camp “bands” and hand-selecting smaller groups of campers with similar interests, ages and personalities… and of course their ideal camp counselor!
At Eclectic Music camps, kiddos get a little bit of everything we think is important for a great musical summer AND extra camp time in their favorite musical areas with their camp “bands”. Which means more time to dive deep, explore new music and, best of all, work together as an ensemble with other kids on their favorite things.
BROWSE OUR CAMPS FOR RISING 1st-6th GRADERS
Summer Road Trip
In Summer Road Trip we hit the road with hit songs about travelling down that long and winding road to fame! In this camper favorite, kids will grab their own band mates, form a “travelin’ band” and hit the road (musically and metaphorically) as they tour some of the best songs of summer.
MAY 28-31, 2019 (CAMP SESSION ONE)
JULY 1-5, 2019 (CAMP SESSION SIX)
20th century mixtape
Last summer's biggest hit, 20th Century Mixtape, returns! From ragtime and Tin Pan Alley to hip-hop and electronica and everything in between, this musical tour of the decades will give kids the opportunity to play instruments, sing, dance, and learn about the fashion and culture of the times.
JUNE 3-7, 2019 (CAMP SESSION TWO)
JULY 8-12 (CAMP SESSION SEVEN)
A Star is born
In A Star Is Born, kids get the chance to learn the moves and music of some of the greatest entertainers in history -- and get inspired to share and develop their own unique star personas. As in all of our camps, these stars-in-the-making will take their pick of rocking out on instruments, taking the stage singing, or both!
JUNE 10-14, 2019 (CAMP SESSION THREE)
JULY 15-19, 2019 (CAMP SESSION EIGHT)
Next up is Block Party, where we make the streets come alive! We're excited to use art, music, and cultural activities from around the world as inspiration to create our own fantasy urban festival. As always, campers can find their niche playing instruments, singing and dancing, or a bit of both!
JUNE 17-21, 2019 (CAMP SESSION FOUR)
JULY 22-26, 2019 (CAMP SESSION NINE)
Peace, Love, & Harmony
In Peace, Love, & Harmony, we build on an idealized version of the sixties (as seen through rose-colored granny glasses), paying tribute to the music of powerful social movements throughout history and creating our own little utopia with songs of kindness, brotherhood, and love.