Camps

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Ukulele and Percussion Exploration Camp 4-6 years

This camp combines our popular 1/2 day camps into one. Students will be exploring the worlds of two dynamic instruments- Ukuleles and Drums. All students will participate in a daily group ukulele lesson, and be introduced to a different percussion instrument and corresponding musical genre each day. Students will be building some of their own instruments, as well as sing, dance, play games and be introduced to note reading. This is a great way to introduce these popular instruments to your child, either as a first experience with music or supplementing another instrument.

June 26- FULL

July 24- FULL

Rock Band Camp 7-10 or 11-15 years

The coolest camp on the hill! Students will form a real rock band, pick a band name, pick out songs to learn and perform a gig Friday. This is the fun way to get your kid ensemble experience, gain confidence performing and even try their hand at a different instrument. ALL instruments are welcome (yes, even the violin, clarinet and accordion). ALL levels welcome- absolute beginners can try their hand at guitar, bass, singing, and percussion.

 June 19 for ages 11-15

July 17 for ages 7-10- FULL

July 31 for ages 9-13

Classical Kids Camp 4-6 or 7-10 years

The fun way to introduce your child to music! Master musicians Anna Nizhegorodtseva and Enrique Reynosa will lead a camp that is as fun as it is educational. Students will choose the piano or violin for group classes and come together to sing, play games, and learn about notes, instruments, and composers. This unique camp will open a new world to your child.

June 19 for ages 7-10- FULL

July 10 for ages 4-6- FULL

August 14 for ages 4-6

Guitar Camp 9-12 years

A fun and exiting musical experience for both beginning and experienced guitar students. Erik Tans will guide students through a daily group guitar and guitar ensemble sessions, helping them learn the history of the instrument and more.

This camp will be offered the week of August 7

Broadway Sings 11-15 years

No one is stuck in the back of the chorus line in this camp! With a heavy emphasis on the “music” aspect of “musical theatre”- students will prepare 1 or 2 group numbers and prepare a solo or duet number for the Cabaret performance Friday at 5:00. Students will all receive both one-on-one and group instruction by our amazing vocal coach Eric Gramatges and learn about the history of Broadway from the Ziegfeld Follies through Matilda.

This camp will be offered the week of July 17

Sing Together

Singing in a choir is a prized childhood memory for so many people, including a lot of Music on the Hill staff. In Sing Together camp students will sing together. Don’t worry about the camp being too formal though- as with all Music on the Hill camps, there is no conflict between learning about music and having fun! Students will be exposed to all the different ways people have chosen to sing together, through time and around the world. This camp is sure to foster your child’s love for singing and their appreciation for everything that their voice can do.

This camp will be offered the week of August 7

BASIC CAMP INFORMATION

All Music on the Hill summer camp programs are held Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00. Music on the Hill partners with Labyrinth Game Shop to provide additional options between 3:00 and 5:30. Additional details can be found below.

The cost of all camps are $400

A campers space is reserved only when the non-refundable $100 deposit has been paid in full.

Students will participate in thematic camp programming as well as spend time each day on fun, general camp activities. Campers range from 4 years old to sixteen, depending on the camp. There will be outside time each day (weather permitting), from free time at a playground to at least one trip involving public transportation each week. Sometimes these trips will connect with the musical theme, and other times they will just be for fun. Parents will receive an itinerary on their child’s first day of camp.

Registration Procedure

Contact Music on the Hill– You can e-mail us at info@musiconthehilldc.com or fill out the lesson registration request form. Music on the Hill will get back to you via phone as soon as possible

Step 1– Call or stop by Music on the Hill to register your child. We will take you contact and payment information and charge the $100 non-refundable deposit. At this point your child’s spot is fully reserved.

Step 2– Fill out the registration paperwork. This step must be done in store and is due by June 1st. If Music on the Hill does not have the registration by the deadline your child will forfeit their spot in the camp and you will loose the deposit. If you are registering for a camp after June 1st Music on the Hill will communicate with your to make sure the paperwork is filled out on time.

CAMP POLICIES

All Music on the Hill programs are held Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00. Music on the Hill is partnering with Labyrinth Game Shop for aftercare this year. You can find more information about aftercare below.

A student is fully registered when a parent or guardian provides Music on the Hill with basic contact information and pays a non-refundable $100 registration fee. All of this can be done over the phone or in person. A parent or guardian will need to fill out the camp paperwork in person. This is due June 1st or you will risk losing your child’s spot in the camp and your $100 deposit. Registrations after June 1st are welcome- Lindy will work with the individual families to make sure everything is done on time. There will be a $200 cancellation fee per child charged for any and all cancellations done less than 30 days before the first day of camp.

Students will participate in specific camp programming as well as spend time each day on some “fun, general camp” activities. There will be outside time each day (weather permitting), from free time at a playground to organized camp games like kickball. We will also be taking at least one trip involving public transportation a week. Sometimes these trips will connect with the musical theme, and other times they will just be for fun. Parents will receive an itinerary on their child’s first day of camp.

Parents need to provide a packed lunch for their child daily. Music on the Hill will provide two snacks a day, but you are welcome to bring your own from home. Students are also expected to bring a Smart Trip on days that involve public transportation and a change of clothes if there are any water activities scheduled for that day. Music on the Hill will provide a camp schedule on the first day of camp that will let parents know when they need to provide the Smart Trips.

Early Drop-Off.

Music on the Hill’s Early Drop-Off will run from 8:30-9:00. The cost will be $15 per day, or $50 for Mon-Friday.

Aftercare

Music on the Hill is very exited to be working with Labyrinth Game Shop this year for summer camps. Labyrinth has set aside room for all Music on the Hill campers, at all age ranges.

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles is DC’s premier board gaming location. We are excited to be partnering with Music on the Hill to provide a full-day camp for kids aged 6 and up. Each day will feature the best in non-electronic board games, both classic and modern. Board games are a great way for kids to practice math, strategic thinking, logic, and emotional skills in a low-stress environment. Each class will be led by two trained staff who have led hundreds of hours of aftercare classes for a variety of ages. The club will run from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday for an additional $100, which includes Music on the Hill staff accompaniment from their location to Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (located at 645 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, near the Eastern Market Metro station).

Please contact Labyrinth to register for aftercare using these links:

After care Game Club – older kids (7+): https://goo.gl/forms/u05Gxwk6Y6yU6n1Z2

After care First Moves Game Club – Littler kids (4-6): https://goo.gl/forms/1LAt5gDBX9B7oma53