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Camps: Summer Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5 and 6-7)

Camps: Summer Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5 and 6-7)
Instrument Exploration
  • Available:  July 2, 2024 - August 23, 2024
  • Days:  Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday
  • Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Instructor:  Oscar Peterson School of Music Faculty
  • Discipline:  Choir, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Voice
  • Course Type:  Day Camps
  • Student Type:  4 years, 5 and 6 years, Early Years (0-7), School Aged (4-17)
  • Difficulty:  Beginner

Course Description

Join our most popular camp this Summer!

Camp takes place at our beautiful downtown Toronto location!

Available for two age groups (Ages 4-5 and 6-7), Instrument Exploration Summer Camps are offered throughout July and August, allowing as many students as possible to experience the fun! 
 
​Explore the wonderful world of musical instruments and voice! 
Learn what it’s like to play a real instrument (or two or three!). Students will have the opportunity to explore the many instruments we teach at The Oscar Peterson School of Music. Our Instrument Exploration Camps are perfect for the budding vocalist, percussion prodigy, the next guitar virtuoso, or someone who just wants to play for fun. We provide students with age-appropriate hands-on experience on select instruments. Specially designed for two different age groups, these camps provide a variety of activities each day, including free play and outdoor activities.

Campers must be minimum age as of the first day of camp.

View additional camps at www.rcmusic.com/camps

Instrument Exploration

Full-day camps for Ages 4-5 and 6-7. Campers must be minimum age as of the first day of camp. The schedule for all camps is 9:00 am-4:00 pm with optional early drop-off and after care, which can be purchased at the time of registration. 

What T-Shirt Size?

Every camper gets a t-shirt on the last day of camp to wear at their showcase performance! Use this chart to select the correct size for your child. 


SESSION #1 (9 days)

July 2-12, 2024

Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5)
$900
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Instrument Exploration (Ages 6-7)
$900
Register


SESSION #2 (10 days)

July 15-26, 2024

Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5)
$999
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Instrument Exploration (Ages 6-7)
$999
Register


SESSION #3 (9 days)

July 29-August 9, 2024

Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5)
$900
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Instrument Exploration (Ages 6-7)
$900
Register


SESSION #4 (10 days)

August 12-23, 2024

Instrument Exploration (Ages 4-5)
$999
Register

Instrument Exploration (Ages 6-7)
$999
Register
 

View additional camps at www.rcmusic.com/camps

Where do camps take place?
All of our day camps take place at The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor Street West, in Downtown Toronto. Campers will have opportunities to spend time outside (weather permitting) and often take music related field trips to locations such as the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Edward Johnson Building (University of Toronto Faculty of Music), or jazz performances in Yorkville.
 
What are the age requirements for camp?
Campers must be a minimum of four (4) years of age as of the start date of camp, and independently (or with little assistance) use the washroom on their own. NOTE: If your camper does not meet these requirements, their enrollment may be cancelled at the discretion of The Oscar Peterson School administration team. 
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Detailed instructions on what to bring will be sent in your camp welcome email, but please plan to bring a nut-free lunch and snacks, a water bottle, indoor shoes and outdoor shoes, season/weather appropriate clothing, and a change of clothes.
 
Will my child learn how to play a musical instrument at camp?
Instrument Exploration Camp is designed to introduce campers to a variety of musical instruments in a group class setting, including piano, percussion, choir and pBuzz (intro to brass). Campers will not be enrolled in private lessons or receive 1:1 musical instrument instruction during their time at camp. To register for private lessons, please visit our website, or book a counselling call with our Registration Team to learn more about other programming options.
 
What if we are unable to attend camp? What is your withdrawal policy?
Last-minute absences from the camp due to medical reasons may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All early and after care fees are non-refundable. Please refer to our withdrawal policies for detailed information.

Do you offer early care or after care?
Yes, we offer both Early Care (8:00 am) and Extended Care (4:00-6:00 pm) at an additional cost. You will be able to opt in when registering for camp.
 
What is the camp schedule?
A typical day in Instrument Exploration Camp is as follows:
 
  • 8:30-9:00 am – Sign-In
  • 9:00-11:00 am – Camp specific activities (musicianship classes; instrument instruction)
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm – Lunch and Outside Time
  • 12:30-4:00 pm– Camp specific activities (musicianship classes; instrument instruction)
  • 4:00 pm – Sign-out