SUMMER CAMPS

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Looking for ways to get your child engaged, laughing and learning this summer? We have created a variety of NEW summer camps to fill young brains with music!!! Camps are taught by professional teaching artists and many camps will include a student showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.

Tuition Assistance 

At Music Works, we believe that music should be available to all members of our community, regardless of their age, skill levels, or economic status, which is why we're happy to offer tuition assistance to those who could otherwise not afford our summer programming. For more information and application instructions, follow the link to our Tuition Assistance webpage. 

 

DDA Respite Funds 

For families who currently have access to DDA funds, we are excited to be able to accept DDA funds for our summer camps. For more information and application instructions, follow this link

Due to Covid, we will not be offering before and after care this summer.

Early Learners 

  

I Love Music Half-Day Morning Camps      

Come discover your musical self! Each week of I Love Music Camp we will focus on a different summery theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. Keep the musical fun happening throughout the summer with different activities each week, culminating in a short performance for family and friends on Friday. Make it a full-day camp when you purchase with I Love Music Half-Day Afternoon Camp during the same week. 

Click here for a sneak peek from Whitney Pierce Takaba.

Ages: 4-6  

Camp Director: Whitney Pierce Takaba 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm 

Dates: July 11-15, July 18-22 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD  

Tuition: $225 

I Love Music Half-Day Afternoon Camps      

Come discover your musical self! Each week of I Love Music Camp we will focus on a different summery theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. Keep the musical fun happening throughout the summer with different activities each week, culminating in a short performance for family and friends on Friday. Make it a full-day camp when you purchase with I Love Music Half-Day Morning Camp during the same week. 

Ages: 4-6  

Camp Director: Tori Seward 

Time: 12:30-3:30pm 

Dates: July 11-15, July 18-22 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $225 

 

I Love Music Full-Day Camps      

Come discover your musical self! Each week of I Love Music Camp we will focus on a different summery theme which we’ll explore through singing, instrument playing, musical games and songwriting. Keep the musical fun happening throughout the summer with different activities each week, culminating in a short performance for family and friends on Friday. 

Ages: 4-6  

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon (August 1-5 and 15-19)

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: August 1-5 (Registration Full -Waitlist only), August 15-19 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Elementary Students 

Gotta Sing! Camp 

Spend a fun-filled week learning to sing! Campers are introduced to basic vocal technique while learning songs from musicals, movies and popular traditions. In the words of one past participant, “I learned how to sing and be more confident!” During the week campers will learn about using their voice as a musical instrument, how to prepare and present a solo, duet or small ensemble piece, and have lots of fun. The camp concludes on Friday with a performance for family and friends. 

Click here for a sneak peek for Karen Nestvold.

Ages: 6-9 

Camp Directors: Karen Nestvold (July 18-22, August 22-26), Nico Benabid (August 8-12)  

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 18-22, August 8-12, and August 22-26 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD   

Tuition: $425 

 

Gotta Sing! 4-Day Camp 

Spend a fun-filled week learning to sing! Campers are introduced to basic vocal technique while learning songs from musicals, movies and popular traditions. In the words of one past participant, “I learned how to sing and be more confident!” During the week campers will learn about using their voice as a musical instrument, how to prepare and present a solo, duet or small ensemble piece, and have lots of fun. The camp concludes on Friday with a performance for family and friends. 

Ages: 6-9 

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon  

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 5-8 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $336 

 

Creative Keyboards Piano Camp   
Spend a week learning to play the piano! Campers will be introduced to piano technique, note reading and musical concepts, while having a fun-filled week of musical activities and games. No previous piano experience necessary. 

Click here for a sneak peek from Mia HyeYeon Kim.

Age: 6-9  
Camp Director: Nico Benabid (August 1-5, August 15-19), Mia HyeYeon Kim (August 22-26)
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 
Dates: August 1-5 (Registration Full -Waitlist only), August 15-19, and August 22-26 

Tuition: $425 

 

Let’s Make a Musical! 4-Day Camp 

Calling all campers who love to sing, act and create! Patterned after our popular Gotta Sing camps, campers will spend a fun-filled week crafting a new musical. Sing familiar songs and help create the story, movement and dialogue that connects the songs.

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12. 

Ages: 8-13 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 5-8 

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $336 

 

Let’s Make a Musical! Camp 

Calling all campers who love to sing, act and create! Patterned after our popular Gotta Sing camps, campers will spend a fun-filled week crafting a new musical. Sing familiar songs and help create the story, movement and dialogue that connects the songs. 

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.

Ages: 8-13 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 11-15 

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Pop Voice Camp  

Calling all enthusiastic young singers! Spend a week singing your favorite pop tunes, learn how to use a microphone, present a song to an audience, and put on a show! This creative and fun week will culminate in a performance for family and friends on the Friday of camp week.

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.  

Ages: 9-15 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson  

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 25-29

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD  

Tuition: $425 

 

Jazz Drama Camp 

Great singers tell the story of the song and use drama to do it. How do you do that well and be an "original?" The greatest pop singers of all time - Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Queen Latifah, Annie Lennox and Willie Nelson along with decades of greats like Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand all sing jazz as easily as pop. How? By singing great songs with good melodies and learning to sing like themselves with a big open heart and a simple way of singing! Come learn how and have a ball doing it. This workshop will help you sing better than ever and teach you to connect with the audience and fall in love with the music you’re singing. 

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.

Ages: 10-17 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm  

Dates: July 18-22  

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Secondary School Students 

Let’s Make a Musical! 4-Day Camp 

Calling all campers who love to sing, act and create! Patterned after our popular Gotta Sing camps, campers will spend a fun-filled week crafting a new musical. Sing familiar songs and help create the story, movement and dialogue that connects the songs. 

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.

Ages: 8-13 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 5-8 

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $336 

 

Let’s Make a Musical! Camp 

Calling all campers who love to sing, act and create! Patterned after our popular Gotta Sing camps, campers will spend a fun-filled week crafting a new musical. Sing familiar songs and help create the story, movement and dialogue that connects the songs. 

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.

Ages: 8-13 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 11-15 

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Pop Voice Camp  

Calling all enthusiastic young singers! Spend a week singing your favorite pop tunes, learn how to use a microphone, present a song to an audience, and put on a show! This creative and fun week will culminate in a performance for family and friends on the Friday of camp week.

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.  

Ages: 9-15 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson  

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm 

Dates: July 25-29

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD  

Tuition: $425 

 

Jazz Drama Camp 

Great singers tell the story of the song and use drama to do it. How do you do that well and be an "original?" The greatest pop singers of all time - Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Queen Latifah, Annie Lennox and Willie Nelson along with decades of greats like Tony Bennett, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand all sing jazz as easily as pop. How? By singing great songs with good melodies and learning to sing like themselves with a big open heart and a simple way of singing! Come learn how and have a ball doing it. This workshop will help you sing better than ever and teach you to connect with the audience and fall in love with the music you’re singing. 

All campers for this camp are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 including campers under the age of 12.

Ages: 10-17 

Camp Director: Kelley Johnson 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm  

Dates: July 18-22  

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Electronic Music Composition 4-Day Camp  

Take your music to the next level! Composer/guitarist/producer Clark Grogan will take students on a weeklong deep dive into the major elements of electronic music creation. Using Reason Software, we will explore several of its most popular soft synths to get into the details of programming Beats, Bass lines, and textures. Other topics of exploration will be compositional techniques, sound design, creative routing and signal flow. We will also leave time at the end of every day to work together as a band and create some music as a team. Even if you are not a Reason user, the concepts covered in the camp can be easily applied to other digital audio workstations. Please contact Clark Grogan for more details at fclarkgrogan@gmail.com. Must have permission of instructor to register. 

Click here for a sneak peek from Clark Grogan.

Ages: 12-16 

Camp Director: Clark Grogan 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm  

Dates: July 5-8 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)   

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $336 

  

Computer Based Music Production 

Take your music to the next level! Students in this camp will take a deep dive into learning how to compose, produce, and perform music using a digital audio workstation (DAW).  Working with Apple’s Logic Pro X students will learn how to use this software to turn your personal computer into a powerful music production studio as well as a performance instrument. Topics of focus will include composition, production, film-scoring, synthesizers and sound design, beat-making, sampling, effects, MIDI, and mixing.  There will be an emphasis on artistic collaboration among the students attending the camp.  The topics covered in this camp will apply to all popular computer-based music production platforms (DAW’s) on the market today such as FL Studio, Cubase, Reaper, Ableton Live and Pro Tools.   

Click here for a sneak peek from Rob Frain.

Ages: 12-16 

Camp Director: Rob Frain 

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm  

Dates: July 11-15 (Registration Full -Waitlist only) 

Student Showcase: Friday of camp week, time TBD 

Tuition: $425 

 

Music Therapy Camps

 

Music Adventures Morning Camp   

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, instruments, playing and singing. Children this age who are neurodivergent or disabled often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for individual sensory needs. A board-certified music therapist will be your camper’s guide for the week, engaging everyone in a fun-filled, musical adventure. This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Natalie Shannon.

Ages: 4-6 

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Time: 9:30-11:00am 

Dates: July 25-29 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Tuition: $210 

 

Music Adventures Afternoon Camp   

Join the world of music! Music is a world of movement, instruments, playing and singing. Children this age who are neurodivergent or disabled often want to join this musical world but require special consideration for individual sensory needs. A board-certified music therapist will be your camper’s guide for the week, engaging everyone in a fun-filled, musical adventure. This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Natalie Shannon.

Ages: 4-6 

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Time: 1:00-2:30pm 

Dates: July 25-29

Tuition: $210 

 

Kids’ Music Meetup Camp   

Join us for a week of music-making fun! In this camp designed for neurodivergent or disabled campers, we’ll work together to play musical games, play instruments with peers, express ourselves creatively through songwriting and dance, and find our singing voice through singing our favorite songs. This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Natalie Shannon.

Ages: 7-12 

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon, MT-BC 

Time: 9:30-11:30am  
Dates: August 22-26 (Registration Full -Waitlist only)

Tuition: $235 

  

Take to the Stage 2-Week Intensive for Kids 

Have you ever wanted to join a theater troupe but weren't sure if it would be a good fit? Good news! Our "Take to the Stage" adaptive musical theater camp is for everybody! Our two-week-long in-person summer camp will start with getting to know one another and exploring the structures of a storyline. We will then create our own story and script and choose songs to incorporate into our show to sing as solos, duets, or ensembles. Dancing is also a key element to any good musical theater show. During camp, we will practice showcasing our emotions, create props and backdrops during craft breaks, learn traditional theater warm-ups, and rehearse for our show. This class is appropriate for neurodivergent or disabled campers; all communication preferences and support needs welcome. This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Elizabeth VanSant.

Ages: 7-12 

Camp Director: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC 

Time: 1:00-4:00pm   

Dates: August 8-12 and August 15-19 (campers attend both weeks) Registration Full -Waitlist only

Student Showcase: Evening of Friday, August 19, time TBD  

Tuition: $708 

 

Teen Music Meetup Camp   

Come join the fun in this week-long Teen Music Meetup! This music-making group will tap into individual talents, work on problem-solving, explore self-expression and creativity, compose original music, and learn to play a variety of different instruments. Designed for neurodivergent and disabled students, the Teen Music Meetup gives participants an in-depth chance to work intensively on music-making while working with their peers! This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Natalie Shannon.

Ages: 13-18 

Camp Director: Natalie Shannon 

Time: 1:00-3:30 pm 

Dates: August 22-26 (Registration Full -Waitlist only) 

Tuition: $295 

 

Take to the Stage 2-Week Intensive for Teens  

Have you ever wanted to join a theater troupe but weren't sure if it would be a good fit? Good news! Our "Take to the Stage" adaptive musical theater camp is for everybody! Our two-week-long in-person summer camp will start with getting to know one another and exploring the structures of a storyline. We will then create our own story and script and choose songs to incorporate into our show to sing as solos, duets, or ensembles. Dancing is also a key element to any good musical theater show. During camp, we will practice showcasing our emotions, create props and backdrops during craft breaks, learn traditional theater warm-ups, and rehearse for our show. This class is appropriate for neurodivergent or disabled campers; all communication preferences and support needs welcome. This camp will take place at Music Works, with outside time for snacks and breaks. For more information or to see if this camp would be a good fit for your camper, email MTProgram@musicworksnw.org

Click here for a sneak peek from Elizabeth VanSant.

Ages: 13-20 

Camp Director: Elizabeth VanSant, MT-BC 

Time: 1:00-4:00pm   

Dates: July 25-29 and August 1-5 (campers attend both weeks)     

Student Showcase: Evening of Friday, August 5, time TBD   

Tuition: $708 

 
 
 
 

FAQ

 

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What are the camp hours? Most camps run from 9:30am-3:30pm. Campers may be dropped off as early as 9:15am and picked up no later than 3:45pm. Half-day camps and music therapy camps have other hours listed in the camp description.

 

Do I need to bring a lunch? YES – For full-day camps, please plan to bring a lunch. Music Works does not have food available for purchase. Please DO NOT include any peanut products in lunches!

 

Do I need to bring a snack? – We suggest you pack two snacks in your child’s lunch.

 

What else should I bring to camp? A water bottle and a mask or face shield.

 

Do we spend any time outside? All camps will include some outside time, weather permitting, especially for lunch and snack times.

 

What should I leave at home? Anything that you would be sad to lose! Phones may be brought to camp, to communicate with parents after camp is over, but they must remain in backpacks during the camp day.

 

Will there be a performance at the end of the week? Most camps include a final performance for friends and family on Friday afternoon. You will receive information about the time of the performance by Wednesday of the camp week. Culminating performances for in person camps will adhere to all mandated COVID safety protocols.

 

What is your Cancellation Policy? You may cancel your registration for a camp for a full credit or refund, less a $50 processing fee, up to June 11, 2022. Cancellations received between June 12th and up to two weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% credit or refund.

 

Ratio of adults to campers? The maximum ratio of campers to adults is one adult for every 8 campers. Most camps the ratio will be closer to one adult for every 6 campers or less.

 

Do you serve Neurodivergent campers? YES! We have a variety of camps for Neurodivergent and Disabled campers. In addition, some of the camps are appropriate for all campers. Please contact mtprogram@musicworksnw.org for additional information.

 

 

Special Considerations for COVID

 

See our current guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 here.