Percussion Camps

An ideal creative outlet for young drummers

Percussion camps give aspiring musicians an opportunity to indulge in their love of drumming, for a week or longer. On this page, you'll find:
camps focused entirely on drumming and percussion
camps that offer some percussion training, among other activities
• much more information and advice for parents and kids. Read more




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Programs specializing in Percussion (3 results)

Camps listed below are focused on percussion, with extensive time spent learning drumming technique, timing, note reading, coordination, etc. Camps may be taught by professional musicians.

  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
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Your child will be inspired to make music while learning drum skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

Your child will be inspired to make music while learning drum skills, exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 5 (Coed)
  • From $749
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Explore the many instruments we teach at The Oscar Peterson School! Read more

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Programs offering Percussion as an activity (32 results)

Camps listed below offer some percussion activities as part of a more varied curriculum.

  • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $599
Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

Campers spend their days at the barn, the lake and exploring the forest with all kinds of epic surprises waiting for them. Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $250
HamiltonOntario

Learn to perform songs from musical theatre, play instruments, sing pop and build your confidence. Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $250
BurlingtonOntario

Campers will explore the theatre and what it takes to make a show throughout the week, and perform their show on Fridays! Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $150
HamiltonOntario

Be immersed in the music industry! Learn songs, create songs, perform, meet other musicians and be CREATIVE together! Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $150
HamiltonOntario

Be immersed in the music industry! Learn songs, create songs, perform, meet other musicians and be CREATIVE together! Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $350
MississaugaOntario

Music instruction is provided by our dedicated and talented teachers who are passionate about their craft. Read more

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $108
HamiltonOntario

Our award-winning instrumental teachers will help you develop your musicianship, grow your confidence and get qualified. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $360
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Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in this fun camp. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $29
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Your child will be inspired to make music playing in a band while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $100
Online

Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in the camp. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 2 to 5 (Coed)
  • From $29
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Your child will flourish as they learn fundamental musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Read more

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  • St. Catharines, ON
  • Age 4 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $360
St. CatharinesOntario

This programme offers campers the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and interests. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $370
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Your child will grow as a musician and develop life skills as they play is a real rock band. Read more

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  • St. Catharines, ON
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $360
St. CatharinesOntario

This programme offers campers the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and interests. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $130
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Your child learns essential musical skills while working towards common goals with the other children in this fun camp. Read more

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  • St. Catharines, ON
  • Age 11 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $720
St. CatharinesOntario

This programme offers campers the opportunity to enhance their musical talents and interests. Read more

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
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Your child with special needs will learn musical skills while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $512
MississaugaOntario

Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $452
MississaugaOntario

Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

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  • Ajax, ON
  • Age 4 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $278
AjaxOntario

Summer program mixes Academics, Hands-On Learning, Once a week field trip and a variety of fun activities. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $749
TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

Perfect for the budding vocalist, percussion prodigy, the next guitar virtuoso, or someone who just wants to play for fun. Read more

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  • Thetis Island, BC
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Thetis IslandBritish Columbia

One-week overnight Camp for the entire Family. Read more

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $264
BramptonOntario

Campers will make art using the natural landscape at Claireville as inspiration. Read more

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  • Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $950
Land O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario

Camp Dreamwood is unlike many camps, offering a unique, inclusive program for all campers. Read more

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  • Laval, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $200
LavalQuebec

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

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  • Sharbot Lake, ON
  • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $5,000
Sharbot LakeOntario

Gain confidence, learn leadership and practice coaching skills, all while having a great time at summer camp. Read more

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200
MontrealQuebec

English, French & Math for beginners, Music, Magic, Cooking, Science, Robotics, Soccer, Basketball, Drama, Dance, Art, etc Read more

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  • Beaconsfield, QC
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200
BeaconsfieldQuebec

Soccer, Basketball, Ball hockey, Dance, Drama, Art, Music, Cooking, Magic, Science and French, English & Math for beginners Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 9 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $375
VaughanOntario

Jam Camp is a unique summer music day-camp for experienced musicians aged 9-18. Campers will record their own music video! Read more

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  • Markham, ON
  • Age 3 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $200
MarkhamOntario

Discovery Camp provides young campers aged 3-6 with a memorable and fun first experience at day camp. Read more

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  • Port Moody, BC
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $135
Port MoodyBritish Columbia

Our unique program includes STEM, drama, music, nature walks and many adventures! Read more

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $250
MontrealQuebec

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

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Percussion camps near you

We list percussion camps and kids programs in cities across Canada. Find your city in the list below and find percussion-focused camps at the top of the list, with other camps offering some instruction beneath that.

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More than just summer camp

For the truly enthusiastic aspiring percussionist, there are a number of different ways to indulge their love of drumming, including programs run year round and camps that offer a weeklong (or longer) immersion. Use our site to find different options below.

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The benefits of percussion camps

Gain or deepen your child’s appreciation for music. This obvious benefit should never be underappreciated. We’re surrounded by music; it’s central to the human experience. Through camp, kids will begin to appreciate all the elements that go into the creation and production of music, including rhythm, beat, melody, musical patterns and styles, audio/visual and production equipment, and so much more. Music will no longer be only background noise of their favourite TV shows, video games, movies or long car rides, but it will stimulate curiosity in the processes that occur in its creation, long before it reaches their ears.

Exposure to different genres of music. A common criticism of music we encounter daily, whether it be on the radio or on curated playlists, is that many songs sound the same. Enrolling your child in any music camp exposes them to different kinds and styles, expanding their horizons to develop more diversified musical interests. Percussion camp teaches your child about different genres, time periods and cultures, as well as music trends. Instructors can cater the students’ experience to their naturally drawn interests.

Hands-on learning. Percussion camps allow kids to put down their computer, iPad or school textbook and focus on learning through active play. Students participate in their own learning through direct application of their knowledge, as well as experimentation with different sounds made by drums and other instruments. Hands-on learning encourages exploration, trial and error, and use of the senses, all things which stimulate growth and development.

Personal gratification. Nothing is more satisfying than learning a new skill and using it to complete a concrete project. Percussion camps will teach your child the basics of their chosen instrument, and then offer a structured way to achieve an end-product or goal. Examples from camp include the successful completion of a new song or an end-of-camp concert or awards. This offers kids a chance to show off their new skill and enjoy some recognition for it.

Learn from talented professionals. Percussion camp is taught by instructors highly skilled in drums and other instruments. Your child will learn through demonstration and have a musical leader to emulate. Many instructors are also active in their community’s local art scene. Through supporting them, you support the arts and get more involved in your community.

Experiment with improvisation. Kids will learn how to play a percussion instrument through musical notes and careful instruction. However, as their skill increases and their musical ear develops, they’ll add their own creative flair through improvisation. Experimenting with this will develop imagination and confidence, and engage them in self-directed learning—skills that can be applied to relationships, now, as well as applied to school work and their future work lives.

Build up courage and resilience. Percussion camps allow your child to try something new in a safe and supportive environment. Camps provide the opportunity for the child to perform in front of a crowd at the end of camp, if they so choose, requiring them to find the courage to do so, in the supportive, encouragement camp setting. They also learn the value of “try and try again,” to learn and develop skills in a place that’s focused on making it fun. 

What will your child learn in percussion camp?

How to read music. Beginning with basic notes and beats and working up to more complex techniques, kids in percussion camps learn how to read and understand sheet music. It’s a skill that’s very buildable. Plenty of sheet music caters to your child’s skill level and their music genre of interest.

Music theory. Music theory helps us understand how music is constructed and how musicians put various sounds and tones together to create the beautiful thing we call music. Kids learn the fundamentals of music theory at percussion camp, including rhythm, melody, and harmony, as well as learning to keep a steady beat, and increasing their fine motor skills. They also become familiar with the more advanced aspects of music theory, including scales, chords, keys and notation. Understanding the basic concepts of music theory will help your child progress on their instrument of choice and take things to the next level.

Performance techniques. Many percussion camps have a formal performance at the end of camp. Alternatively, your child can simply perform for you in your living room. Either way, camp helps your child’s inner showperson blossom! Whether your child is a natural performer or prefers to be behind the scenes, gaining experience with performing will boost their confidence and help them gain presentation skills that can be applied in the classroom and future careers.

Music history. Music-making is a universal human trait, tracing back thousands of years and uniting people across all ages, cultures, languages, and geographic boundaries. Percussion camp always offers music history education, a fascinating topic for study and discussion. Kids learn part of human history and develop critical thinking skills that not only spark their natural curiosity but can be applied to other areas of study as well.

Collaboration. Many percussion camps operate in “rock band” format, allowing your child the opportunity to participate in an ensemble. This experience will teach your child band etiquette, as well as how to combine different musical instruments, utilize each band member’s strengths, and work together to achieve timing and harmony. You may end up raising the next Taylor Swift!

Discipline. Learning to play and becoming skilled at a new instrument requires practice! Your child will quickly learn the value in hard work and consistency, as more practice will have a clear and noticeable impact on their progress.

Other camps you might like:

Ourkids.net lists over 200 activities offered by camps, with pages across our site that offer great detail and discrete listings based on each type of camp. Here are pages and lists of other camps you may be interested in:

Music camp can generalize in its approach, including all forms of musical expression, but you can also use OurKids.net to find camps focused on things that may be of interest to the young percussionist, such as jamming for kids, or musical recording. 

Arts camp offers another way for artistic-oriented kids and teens to express themselves. You can use our site to find camps specialized in a variety of specific pursuits including everything from comedy to make-up artistry to Youtube vlogging and more. 

Dance camp offers another way for music lovers to express themselves. On that page and elsewhere on our site, you’ll find hip-hop dance camps  alongside many other options. 

Performing arts camp is also ideal for those who love to be on stage — or have an interest in working through stage fright. For example, Musical theatre camp could be right up your alley, if you love exploring musical performance in all its many forms. 

Consult more information and advice from OurKids.net: 

Learn more about percussion for kids, from around the web

What is the best age to learn how to play drums? Schoolofrock.com

More about the benefits of drum lessons. Chinookschoolofmusic.com



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