SUMMER CAMPS AT ECLECTIC MUSIC

Music is something your child can do.

We want your child to be able to pick up a guitar and play “Happy Birthday” for a friend or walk by a piano in a hotel lobby and sit down to play. We believe that playing music is a skill that can be learned by people of all ages and abilities, not just a talent reserved for virtuosos and prodigies.

While it takes a lifetime to master an instrument, there’s so much even a beginner can learn in order to immediately participate in group music experiences. After all, learning happens faster when it’s enjoyable. We offer your child authentic, rewarding, and fun experiences in our summer camps.

Learning music requires FUN and FOCUS.

Our summer camps have both!

The results? Kids who fall in love with music, feel confident, and are unafraid to keep trying and keep playing! At Eclectic Music, our goal is to create lifelong musicians who stick with it for the joy of self-expression, personal growth, and connection with others.

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enroll in themed camp for RISING GRADES 1-6

May 28 - August 2, 2019

Monday-Friday | 9am-1pm | pre-k & rising k kiddos (ages 3+)

 

May 28 - August 2, 2019

Monday-Friday | 9am-3pm | with camp sections by age & interest

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Eclectic Music Camp Location

All Eclectic Music Camps and Daily Music Camps are located at our Inman Park School.

Our Inman Park location is at The Little Middle School on the 2nd floor of the Inman Park Church Building.

Inman Park - Camps

1015 EDGEWOOD AVE NE, ATLANTA, GA 30307

 

FROM DECATUR

Take Dekalb Ave. West. Take a right onto Hurt St. (next to the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station), and your first left onto Edgewood Avenue. We will be on the left through the red double doors of Inman Park Church.

FROM MIDTOWN

Take Dekalb Ave. East. Take a left onto Elizabeth St. (1 block before you reach the Inman Park/Reynoldstown MARTA station), and your first right onto Edgewood Avenue. We will be on your right through the red double doors of Inman Park Church.


Parking: Free parking Is available both street side in front of Inman Park Church on Edgewood Avenue, as well as in a small side parking lot located off Elizabeth Street, between Dekalb Avenue and Edgewood Avenue.

Camp Details & Frequently Asked Questions

Where is camp?

Camp takes place at 1015 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307 in Inman Park (within Inman Park Church).

How early can I drop my child off? How late can I pick up?

You can drop off as early as 8:30 and pick up as late as 1:15 (for 9:00 to 1:00 camps) and 3:15 (for 9:00 - 3:00 camps). Aftercare is available until 5:30pm for campers enrolled in 9am-3pm camps.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Your child needs to bring a nut-free lunch and a refillable water bottle. We have keep a variety of snacks on hand and can accommodate most dietary needs. We recommend that younger children bring an extra change of clothes in case of an accident.

Where do I park?

Free Parking is available both on the street in front of Inman Park Church or in our side parking lot (the entrance is on Elizabeth Street).

What are some instruments my child might get to try?

We have bells, piano, ukulele, drum set, various hand percussion, harp, trombone, harmonium, recorder, ocarina, tin whistle, and others. 

What are some music skills my child might learn?

Daily Music campers will learn new songs, music terms like Allegro and Lento, rhythmic and melodic patterns, musical symbols, and instrument skills. Week-long campers and older children will learn elements of music theory, how to play as part of an ensemble, and songs from a variety of genres and cultures. They may also receive direct instruction on the instrument of their choice, although it will not be the same as a private lesson.

Will I get to see my child perform What they learn in camp?

Of course! We have daily share every day at 12:50pm for our Daily Music campers, where our 1pm pick-up kids share a little snippet of something they learned that day. 

If your child is enrolled in a week-long themed camp, on Friday of camp, we invite friends and family to join us for our CAMP SHOWCASE at 2:30pm! A staff member will meet parents and friends at the main double doors to bring them to the Showcase at 12:20pm.

Who are your camp leaders? What is the ratio of leaders to campers?

Our camp leaders are professional music educators who have plenty of experience working with groups of children. In addition to our versatile permanent staff, we have camp staff and assistants as needed in order to give campers the best possible experience. Generally, the ratio of adults to children is about 1:8, not including the additional camp staff and assistants.

Do I need to buy an instrument in order for my child to participate in camp?

No, we will have instruments for your child to use at the studio. This provides the opportunity for your child to experiment with different instruments without needing to buy them.

Can my child bring his or her instrument if we have one?

Sure! We encourage campers to bring their own instruments if they have them.

What ages are the camps for?

Our camps are for ages three to about twelve. The preschool and rising Kindergarten program is separate and does not mix with the older group except in the morning song circle and occasionally for daily sharing time. The older campers are mixed and matched and subdivided as necessary based on age, musical ability, and interests.

We are sensitive to the social and emotional needs of campers. We keep our eyes on the rosters for each day and week will let you know if your child might end up being an outlier in terms of age or ability. We'll offer as much notice as we can so that you can make other arrangements.

My child is a teenager. Can he or she still attend camp?

Adolescents can participate as camp assistants, learning leadership skills as well as musical skills from the camp leaders. They will receive special attention and mentorship from our teaching staff. Camp passes are still required for assistants.

My child wants to attend camp but has no experience/some experience/a lot of experience. Will it still be fun?

Yes! Our camps are set up to accommodate a variety of different experience levels. No matter your child’s musical history, they’re sure to learn new things and have a great time. Our camp leaders are experts at building on a child's strengths and incorporating a wide range of skills into the performances. When you sign up, you will have the opportunity to tell us all about your child's unique skill set and interests. We will keep these interests in mind wherever possible.

Can my child attend camp for multiple weeks? Is it the same every day or week?

Our daily music camp follows the same format each week, but the activities are different each day and week. For instance, the campers may play different songs in the end of the week performance, learn about a different aspect of music theory, experience a different musical game, or will build on instrumental skills acquired in previous weeks. We will get to know your child from day to day and can continue to customize his or her camp experience throughout the summer to prevent boredom.

The week-long themed camps for older children are another way to experience variety! Although camp themes usually repeat at least once in the summer, so more kids have the opportunity to participate, songs and activities will change every single week of camp, so every week is a new musical experience.

So... I can just drop-IN WITH my kids whenever?

Our camp is super flexible, but it is not a drop-in program. We don’t require much notice, but we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to accommodate your child if you show up day-of. Please email us to reserve your Daily Music dates in advance. We prefer at least 24 hours notice and can reserve out as far in advance as you'd like!

I have two (or three, or four) kids and want to buy a pass package. Can they share passes?

Yep! Pass packages for the Daily Music Camp can be shared between kids in the same household.

What happens in a typical day of DailY Music camp?

The camp day begins with a morning sing-along with all the day's campers. Then, the groups split up by age and camp to do specialized activities. These can range from dancing to singing to learning music theory to trying out a new instrument. The children take breaks for snack and lunch.

The daily music sessions end with sharing time around 12:50 PM with our pre-k & rising kindergarten daily music campers leave at 1:00pm. Those who are staying continue in their themed camp, for more musical activities and often an afternoon trip to the park! The older campers have a daily share at 2:50pm and head home for pick-up at 3pm, or head to our Afternoon Chill Camp where they have a little more freedom to choose their activities and self-pace their exploration.

What if my child wants to learn a particular instrument?

We make things easier on kids' attention spans by integrating instrumental instruction into the experience of learning to play as part of an ensemble. In the process, kids will learn to recognize and copy rhythmic and melodic patterns, and read music, all in addition to learning some basic skills on the instrument. It's a less-is-more approach to a particular instrument, but a more comprehensive strategy for encouraging your child's musicianship. If you would like more in-depth study on a particular instrument, private lessons are a great choice!

More Questions? We’re happy to help!

Contact us here digitally or get in touch via phone at 404-537-1382.

Ages

Our youngest campers must be turning three years old no later than the start of their camp date and must be completely potty-trained. Our camps are designed for children up who have not yet begun middle school.

Pick-up and Drop-off

There is a 30-minute grace period for drop-off and a 15-minute grace period for pick-up (between 8:30 and 9:00 for drop-off and up to 15 minutes after your enrolled pick-up time).

As soon as you know that you are going to be late picking up your child, please call us at 404-537-1382.

Please note that after-care is not available for children under five due to Georgia state regulations.

Nut-free facility

We run a nut-free and sesame-free facility, so that our campers with allergies can stay safe and their parents can stay relaxed! If your child accidentally has a snack or lunch with nut product, we will remove that food from the lunch room and will contact a parent or guardian immediately to bring another meal option for your child. We thank you in advance for your attention and care.

PLEASE bring

Each child will bring a bag lunch. We will serve a healthy snack. We take dietary restrictions and allergies very seriously and are happy to accommodate your needs in that area.

For children ages 6 and under, we recommend bringing a change of clothes just in case.

Your child may bring his or her instrument, but an instrument is not required to participate in camp.

Cancellations and Refunds

No refunds will be given for camp cancellations. However, if you give us at least 24 hours' notice for Daily Music Camp, or two-weeks notice for weekly themed camps, we can reschedule your child for a different camp, pending availability.

While our flexible scheduling for our Daily Music Camp is a great solution for busy families, we are not a drop-in program and we cannot guarantee that we will have space available every day. We recommend booking as many of your dates as possible in advance.

Daily Music passes expire at the end of the Summer camp season of the corresponding year of your purchase. School break camp passes cannot be used for summer camp.

Other Info

Eclectic Music's summer camp programs are not licensed by the state of Georgia and are exempt from being licensed.

We regret that we cannot offer tours of our facility until after the camp session has begun