Art + Music Camps

Maybe she’s your dancing queen who is always hip-hopping through the house, or perhaps she has a keen eye for visual storytelling and wants to learn more about video production. Let her discover a new passion project this summer with our art camps that are sure to get those creative juices flowing.
 


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  • + Art Camp

    Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, and July 17-21
    Grades: 1-8*
    Time: 9 a.m.-noon or 1-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Emily Anderson ’16, local artist 

    Join us for a week of art exploration with local artist and GPS alumna Emily Anderson ’16. Campers will have a new activity each day including clay, sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry making, and more. Each week has a different theme for a summer full of creativity! 

    *see below for age-specific dates and times

    Date: June 12-16 
    Time and Grades:
    9 a.m.-noon (Grades 6-8)
    1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 3-5)

    Date: June 19-23
    Time and Grades:
    9 a.m.-noon (Grades 1-2)
    1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 3-5)

    Date: July 17-21
    Time and Grades:
    9 a.m.-noon (Grades 6-8)
    1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 1-2)


  • + Little Singers Camp

    Grades: 1-2
    Dates: June 26-30
    Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Natalie Eastman, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor and Early-Childhood Music Educator

    Calling all kids who love to SING! Tailor-made for kids entering grades 1-2, this camp combines professional, research-based vocal technique and musical training with fun songs and activities that feel like games! Kids will learn basic singing techniques, including belly breathing, sustaining breath, and tone support.They will receive ear training by matching pitch, identifying and performing high/low and up/down tones, and using body solfege. They'll also learn rhythm through steady beat, chanting, active rhythm song-games, and simple percussion and will begin learning to identify notes, rests, and meter. And, most fun of all, they'll learn how to master a new song through story, words, melody, and actions! On the last day, we will perform for each other and also video-record the songs we’ve learned and some of the rhythm-based activities we’ve done. Distributed electronically to parents, the video allows parents to watch with their children after camp, reinforcing all that the kids learned and enjoyed during Little Singers Camp!

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • + Musical Adventures for 3 and 4 Year Olds—A Musical Road Trip!

    Ages: 3-4 years old
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Natalie Eastman, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor and Early-Childhood Music Educator

    Children love family adventures that enrich them and create lasting memories, so we’re taking a virtual and very musical road trip during our summer camp! We’ll hop in our imaginary cars and engage with all kinds of family travels to a variety of destinations—camping, the beach, fairgrounds, and other fun places families go together! As we travel, we’ll sing in the car, make up songs, stop for roadside picnics, harmonize (or try to!), play car-travel games, explore making silly sounds, and many other traveling escapades. Every day is packed with activities, crafts, and musical exploration, all centered around imaginative three- and four-year-old minds!

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • + NEW! Musical Theatre Triple Threat Camp

    Dates: July 10-14 
    Grades: 3-5 
    Time: 9 a.m. - noon
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Emily Tousek ‘01, GPS Choral Director 

    Join GPS Choral Director Emily Tousek for a weeklong, half day musical theater experience where we will work on the skills needed to become a musical theater "Triple Threat"—Singer, Actor, and Dancer! Through songs, dances, and scenes, students at Triple Threat Camp will build the confidence and stage presence needed for the theater! On the last day of camp, students will perform a short showcase of scenes, songs, and dances learned during the week for family and friends.
  • + Parent-and-Baby/Toddler Musical Explorations Camp

    Ages: Parents with babies and toddlers up to 18 months
    Dates: June 19-23
    Time: 11 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $100
    Instructor: Natalie Eastman, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor and Early-Childhood Music Educator

    Enjoy music, movement, songs, rhythmic activities, poetry, circle dances, and even a little bit of quiet time with your baby or early toddler during this one-hour, five-day, camp-like experience for parents and children! Connect with your child and others in the group as you engage in active listening skills, language development, social awareness, and so much more—all in the context of fun, accessible music and movement that wraps you and your child in love, joy, and learning!

    Trusted adult family members are welcome to enroll!

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  • + Beginner Ukulele Camp

    Dates: June 12-16
    Time: 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 5-8; 1-3:30 p.m., Grades 2-4
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Natalie Eastman, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor
     
    Your beginner musician can spend the week learning the basics of the ukulele including chords, the parts of the instrument, and several songs. Students will receive a beginner ukulele book, which they can take home with them after camp. At the end of the week, students will perform a song of their choice in a show for each other!

    Each camper needs a personal ukulele, ideally in a protective carrying bag or case (ex.: https://amzn.to/3W38UNh), and digital clip-on tuner (ex.: https://amzn.to/3ZrcO5r) for this camp.

    Boys are welcome to attend.
  • + NEW! Summer Music Games

    Dates: June 12-16 | Grades: K-2
    July 10-14 | Grades 3-5
    Time: 9 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Kelly Ballard, Cadek Conservatory of Music Instructor
     
    Does your child love music but isn’t quite sure where to start? Maybe she takes music lessons but struggles with the basics of rhythms and reading. She may even have a solid foundation already but needs help taking the next step with more complex rhythms. Whatever the case, Summer Music Games Camp is the answer for becoming a better musician, no matter the instrument! Campers will strengthen fundamental skills and have fun at the same time!
     
    *Boys are welcome. 
  • + Summer Dance For Elementary

    Grades: K-5
    Dates: June 26-30
    Time: 9 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Laurel Moore Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Director of Terpsichord, and GPS Terpsichord Dancers

    Five, six, seven, eight! Your little dancer can master the floor with GPS dance teacher Laurel Zahrobsky ’90 and members of GPS’s modern dance company, Terpsichord. From a backbend to a plié, attendees will learn the movements and the lingo. This is a great camp if your girl loves to move and wants to try a new take to dance—modern! 
  • + Summer Dance Intensive

    Grades: 9-12
    Dates: July 31- August 4
    Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $375
    Instructors: Laurel Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Director of Terpsichord, and various guest artists

    Designed for experienced dancers, this camp focuses on articulating dance skills with fun and challenging teachers. Learn various forms of dance—modern, ballet, and composition—with instruction by professional dance company teachers. Choose from two levels: intermediate and advanced. The week-long dance adventure culminates in a special performance on Friday afternoon to share all that was learned at camp.
  • + Summer Dance for Middle School

    Grades: 5-8
    Dates: July 24-29
    Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    Cost: $350
    Instructor: Laurel Moore Zahrobsky ’90, GPS Director of Terpsichord, and GPS Terpsichord Dancers

    Your intermediate level dancer is invited to join GPS Director of Terpsichord Laurel Zahrobsky and members of GPS dance company, Terpsichord, to learn more about what they do best—modern dance! Camp will focus on learning more about this creative style and choreographing original pieces. 
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I can't say enough about GPS Summer Camp! I grew up spending much of my summers at GPS, and it thrills me that our oldest daughter gets to experience the same warmth from the counselors and staff with even more fun and enriching activities. GPS Summer Camp has the best variety of camp offerings in the area. That coupled with the flexibility of half or full days and before and after care make it an easy choice for our family. Most importantly, our daughter goes to camp happy and comes home thrilled to tell us all of the fun things she has done and learned at camp. She can't wait to go back the next day! Our youngest daughter will be joining her this summer, and we are so excited to have them there together. 

—Lauren B., Camp Parent and Alumna