Summer camps for music

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Music camps offer children the opportunity to develop their abilities while interacting with their peers and getting out of the house. Kids’ music camps include day and residential programs, where students are immersed in their music and the company of other musicians-in-training. These camps may offer musical training in groups as well as kids' musical lessons. Discover specialized music programs directly below, while the list beneath that displays camps with some music programming. Below the listings, find a much broader look at these camps, with advice for parents, information about skills development and more. Read more

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The following lists music academies' summer programs, summer conservatories and any camps primarily focused on music training. You'll find everything from vocal training to instruction in specific instruments. Consult each camp to learn more.

Studio PAVAS   

Mississauga

  • Arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $280/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys2803-140Mississauga, OntarioArts (multi)Studio PAVASPAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong. Mississauga, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed, Girls, Boys

Royal Conservatory School   

South Annex, Toronto; Online

  • Music (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

The Royal Conservatory School has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 17 in instrument exploration, music camp en français, musicals and singing, and band! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed604-121South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Music (multi)Royal Conservatory SchoolThe Royal Conservatory School has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 17 in instrument exploration, music camp en français, musicals and singing, and band! South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-172North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill

  • Arts (multi)
  • Program

Online group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Program openCamp Coed24010-253Richmond Hill, OntarioArts (multi)eProgramsOnline group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Richmond Hill, Ontario Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $290/session
Day camp openCamp Coed2904-134St. Catharines, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Ridley College Summer ProgrammesRidley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more! St. Catharines, Ontario Day camp Coed

Featherstone Music   

Glen Park, Toronto

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

In-home and online music lessons with teachers handpicked to best match each students learning curve and personality. Currently offering piano, guitar and vocal coaching. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $37/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed374-205Glen Park, Toronto, YorkMusic (multi)Featherstone MusicIn-home and online music lessons with teachers handpicked to best match each students learning curve and personality. Currently offering piano, guitar and vocal coaching. Glen Park, Toronto, York Day camp, Program Coed

Allegro Academy of Music   

Don Mills, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

This Thornhill and Vaughan Ontario summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Arts, Swimming, along with math, reading, language and fun kids games. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $23/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed233-1006Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, OntarioMusic (multi)Allegro Academy of MusicThis Thornhill and Vaughan Ontario summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Arts, Swimming, along with math, reading, language and fun kids games. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts   

Lawrence Heights, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Online

  • Education: Musical Theatre
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $200/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-217Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Musical TheatreBravo Academy for the Performing ArtsToronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties! Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Harbourfront Centre Camps   

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed2504-158Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Rockstar Music   

Oakville; Annex, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Learn from the comfort of home. Discover a new way to learn music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed301-1009Oakville, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, OntarioMusic (multi)Rockstar MusicLearn from the comfort of home. Discover a new way to learn music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Oakville, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Canadian Opera Company   

Corktown, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto

  • Music (multi)
  • Family camp

Explore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Family camp Coed17-2510Corktown, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioMusic (multi)Canadian Opera CompanyExplore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families! Corktown, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Family camp Coed

Shadow Lake Centre   

Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,800/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed18009-6511Whitchurch - Stouffville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Shadow Lake CentreA summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music. Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

CASMA Camps   

Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

High quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-1612Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) CASMA CampsHigh quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Day camp, Program Coed

Music camps near you

Among the kids’ music programs near you, you'll find many different experiences and styles. This variety is fun for kids to explore, and allows them to experience different music types. The more popular styles of music camps range from rock band camp to classical music training, but you can also experience everything from salsa and merengue to guitar jams and many other styles. Find your city in the list below, and explore the music camp opportunities near you.

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Various ways to immerse yourself in music

You can also use our site to find a variety of camps and programs such as the following:

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More camp types with benefits for music lovers

Kids and teens who really love music can explore this world further and branch out into other interests at camps and after school programs in related fields, or in categories or music. Expand your repertoire and consider these ideas:

Performing arts camps (or musical theatre camps) encourage you to step forth on the stage. Combining singing with acting and dancing can deepen your musical talent, broaden your world, and help you develop into a "triple threat."

Dance camps and dance lessons are wonderful if you love dancing, of course, but these can also deepen a love of music. Kids or teens who aspire to a career in the performing arts benefit from challenging themselves to develop dance skills or learn some moves.

Music lessons are another way to improve your music abilities, after school. You can advance yourself through musical grade levels (in piano, for example) or take up new instruments that interest you.

Songwriting camps offer instruction in musical theory, software notation, lyrics, composition, and more.

Benefits of and skills developed in music camps

There are many benefits to exploring and developing a musical talent, including cognitive, social and personal development. Here's a look at what you can gain from music camp. The more time spent the more the benefits.

Improves social skills. Playing in a band or orchestra is a social experience, of course, and you discover a circle of people who share the same passion. Kids and teens in this setting learn to coordinate with others and cooperate, and may take turns following others and leading. Music camp is a great way to expand your social circle beyond others you're used to performing with.

Relief from stress, anxiety and depression. Playing a musical instrument takes your mind off other things. Listening to music made by others at camp can be calming, entertaining, and joyful.

Develops memory and brainpower. Scientific evidence indicates musical training can improve memory (especially verbal memory). Specifically, there's a bona fide connection "between music experience and language development." Study has also found a connection between music training and improved performance in mathematics. 1

Develop confidence and a sense of achievement. You achieve new levels of proficiency at camp, reaching definable, higher stages. Learning all the basic guitar chords gives you a skill you can show off. Piano and string instruments like the violin or cello are challenging and take a lot of time. Progressing further in these at music camps gives kids a sense of accomplishment.

Enhance your love of music in a fresh setting. Camp lets you explore your interest in musical training, progress in your expertise, in a loose, fun environment. The added fun can rejuvenate or enhance your love of your instrument of choice. Camps feature other, varied activities, as well as free play, creating a diverse experience that breaks from the approach some teachers take.

Encourages discipline. Of course, musical training also develops personal discipline and time management. You know you need to put in the hours if you want to excel. Time at summer music camp can "keep the fire burning" at a time of year when it's tempting to lose focus.

Incremental improvement of your musical talent (of course). A number of camps listed above feature professional musicians, where you can learn from the best. Time at any camp where you explore your love of music is productive. 

For parents who have any doubts about letting kids go, we encourage you to read about the many benefits of sending children to camp. At least one famous musician believes that overnight camp was critical to his maturation.

Finding the right camp

There are many great camps listed above. It’s tempting for parents to set their minds on one program but we encourage families to explore a variety, to broaden your experience and expose yourself to different settings as well as approaches to teaching. One place to meet a variety of musical camps is at the annual camp expo. You can explore camps very broadly in fact, meeting camps from all over Ontario, Quebec and elsewhere, all in one day.

Explore more help in our guide materials:

Sources and further reading

1Yang, H., Ma, W., Gong, D. et al. A Longitudinal Study on Children's Music Training Experience and Academic Development. Sci Rep 4, 5854 (2015) doi:10.1038/srep05854



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