Summer Day Camps

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6-12 Year Olds | July 2022

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 Strings 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



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.

Game

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
Lunch

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."

Registrations Now Open


Sensational Strings Violin Camp

July 11-15, 2022
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Join us for a fun week of learning all about the violin! You'll spend time learning to play the violin, making new friends, creating a craft or two, and playing games.

Violins are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.

Class size is limited


Ukulele & Art Camp

July 18 – 22, 2022
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Join us for a fun week of ukulele playing and art making! You'll spend the week learning new songs on the ukulele, developing your inner artist, and making new friends.

Ukuleles are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.

Class size is limited



Harpsicle & Art Camp

July 25 – 29, 2022
Ages 6 – 12 | $320

Join us for a fun week of harpsicle playing and art making! You'll spend the week learning to play the miniature harp a.k.a. harpsicle, developing your inner artist, and making new friends.

Harpsicles are provided and no prior musical knowledge is required.

Class size is limited



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.

Game

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

11:00 – 12:00 PM
Bucket drumming

Instrument Class
12:00 – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:00 PM
Lunch

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



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

Ukulele 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.

Jacquie McNulty

Harpsicle Instructor

After a few years of playing the piano, Jacquie McNulty discovered her love of the harp at the age of 12. She has never looked back since! The harp has allowed her to play and connect with people across Canada, the United States, and in Europe. She formally studied the harp at McGill University where she earned her Bachelor of Music and she earned her Master’s in Music at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She also earned a Master’s of Arts in Teaching at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Los Angeles where she studied social justice through music. Since completing her studies, she has made her home in Edmonton where she works as the YONA-Sistema Site Manager. She is thrilled to continue learning about music and the harp with her campers this summer!


Covid Safety Policy

The Winspear staff are fully vaccinated. At this time, masking is required for staff and participants of our camp programming. Our policy may change in the future as circumstances evolve.

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

Cancellations made one month prior to the beginning of camp will receive a full refund.
If COVID-19 restrictions prevent summer camps from operating, participants will be contacted to choose between a full refund or deferral to next summer.