Summer Day Camps


IT'S BACK! | July 2024

Join us this summer at the Winspear Centre as we sing, laugh, play, and learn an instrument from scratch. The Winspear Centre is proud to bring back our popular Sensational Sounds Summer Camps. You’ll get group instruction time, individual attention, and support from our qualified teachers.

In addition to playing instruments, you’ll also make crafts, play lots of games, and showcase what you’ve learned at the end of week in a special sharing concert!

Instruments are provided • No prior music instruction is required • Class size is limited

Campers must be 6 years old by the first day of camp.

Time Activity
9:00 AM Campers arrive
9:15 – 9:25 AM

9:25 – 9:35 AM

9:35 – 10:15 AM
Review COVID precautions/and or any necessary updates.


Instrument Class
10:15 – 10:30 AM Snack and Movement Break
10:30 – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bucket drumming

Instrument Class
12:00 – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Outside Play
1:00 – 1:10 PM

1:10 1:40 PM
Bathroom break

Davis Concert Organ Tour
1:40 - 2:15 PM Instrument Class
2:15 – 2:30 PM Snack and Movement Break
2:30 – 3:00 PM

3:00 – 3:45 PM

3:45 – 4:00 PM
Instrument Class

Craft time

Reflection on the day
4:00 PM Pick up time

Parent feedback on our Summer Camps:

"My daughter loves the camp and loves music. It is a high-quality camp where I know she will learn and have fun."

"Thank you to everyone. I really appreciate this opportunity. Kids need to be more involved with instruments and music. I was really impressed with the result. Everyday my child would come back with not only music, but the whole world of music. Love it."

"We thought it was planned out very thoughtfully and thoroughly to conform with all the recommendations/regulations from AHS/Public Health. There were many precautions taken, but our child still had fun, and we felt comfortable sending him to camp everyday."

Violin & Art Camp

July 8-12, 2024
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Join us for a fun week of learning all about the violin! You'll spend time learning the basics from the names of the strings to how to hold the bow and eventually playing your first notes and songs! Being immersed in this musical environment at the Winspear will be so inspiring as you work with our qualified instructors, and of course, there is lots of time for making new friends, creating a craft or two, and playing games.


Flute & Art Camp

July 15 – 19, 2024
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Welcome to the wonderful world of the fantastic flute! Sign up to spend a fun week with us developing the foundational skills of becoming a flute player through breathing activities, tone games, finger exercises, active listening, ear training, and more. Special starter flutes specifically made for young children get campers inspired to begin their friendship with the flute. A jam-packed week at Flute and Art camp includes time for creating crafts, playing games, and making friends, too!


Brass Camp

July 22 – 26, 2024
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Get ready to have a blast at Brass Camp! We'll explore all instruments in the brilliant brass family with a focus on the terrific trumpet. Campers will learn fundamental brass techniques like buzzing and basic fingerings, explore note reading and composition, and discover the inspiring sound that brass instruments contribute to different genres of music, all while having fun with games and arts and crafts, too. This camp is perfect for anyone interested in instruments with a beginner or intermediate skill level.


Meet the Instructors

Nathan Chan

Violin Instructor

Nathan’s journey on the violin began at the age of when he pointed at a violin while shopping with parents and refused to move away from it! (He doesn’t really remember much of that himself though). His love for the violin eventually developed into a hobby of gathering and learning about different musical instruments around the world! Deciding he wanted to pursue a career in teaching, he earned his Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta intending to teach elementary school when he stumbled upon YONA. Nathan feels extremely blessed to be able to pursue the path he chose with what he loves most!

Stephanie Jolly

Brass Instructor

Music started in Stephanie's life at a very young age. She began taking private singing lessons at the age of five years old. As she continued with singing, she began trumpet and piano lessons at the age of 7. Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Toronto, specializing in music education, and Bachelor of Education at Brock University. She has taught vocal and instrumental music for several years in the classroom and has taught private and group lessons for voice and piano. Stephanie is currently the Musical Creativity Coordinator for the Winspear Centre, where she teaches classes through Music Box Babies and Sound School.


Flute Instructor

Natalie Boisvert is a flutist, chamber musician, and musicologist with over 3 decades’ experience as a music educator, including some 25 years teaching at the University of Alberta. She is currently the Woodwinds Teaching Artist with the Winspear Centre’s YONA-Sistema program, getting wee ones started on the flute and clarinet. When not honking and tooting with the kids, she can be heard on Radio Canada Edmonton as their Music Columnist. Warning: her passion for music is very contagious.

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

Cancellations made one month prior to the beginning of camp will receive a full refund.