We encourage students to keep their instruments over the summer and participate in one of these fun summer camps. Email Henry to add your group to this list.

String Summer Camp
Photo by Summer String Academy, used by permission.

Please contact the individual organizations for further information.

Camp DatesLocationDescription
Alternative Rock Camp Varies by program Kaleidoscope School of Music, Issaquah WA Camp at Rock Academy is a fun, hands-on experience in creating a real rock band. We use alternative rock, punk, indie and grunge songs of the last 30 years as our curriculum.
American Banjo Camp September 8 - 11, 2022 Port Orchard, WA
BYSO Summer Camps Varies by program Varies by program Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) is a nonprofit organization in Bellevue. We have been serving students ages 6 to 21 since 1964. Camp registration will open on Friday, March 18
Chamber Music Madness Summer Festival July 11-16, 2022 Seattle Waldorf High School The Summer Student Festival combines intensive chamber music education with lots of fun. Directed by Skyros Quartet, the festival is an incomparable week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students.
Cornish Summer Music Programs Varies by program. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Every summer, hundreds of students gather on our vibrant downtown Seattle campus to attend a variety of classes taught by some of the region's best-known practicing artists and esteemed Cornish faculty.
Evergreen Music Festival Varies by session Varies by session A complete summer music experience for orchestral Instrumentalists ages 8-21. EMF features a day camp for younger musicians and an extended day camp for older musicians.
Icicle Creek Summer Camps Varies by class Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, WA Young artists can pick from a host of options, from summer symphony and piano to acting, musical theater and filmmaking. Choose overnight or day-camp only options.
Karen Iglitzin-Zen Garden Chamber Music Varies by program Seattle WA Summer Day Camps in Seattle, ages 11 - 21. These are day camps held at Karen's home which has indoor and outdoor rehearsal spaces.
Kirkland Arts Center Summer Camps Varies by class Kirkland WA Every week, children will find a new adventure in art led by trained, professional art instructors. Students are further encouraged to connect with each other through the process of art critique.
Marrowstone Music Festival July 18 - July 29, 2022 Seattle Pacific University A two-week orchestral training program for advanced student musicians, led by SYSO Music Director Juan Felipe Molano
Midsummer Musical Retreat July 28 to August 3, 2022 Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA Midsummer Musical Retreat has adopted the goal of providing rich musical experiences for the adult musician... a music camp for grown-ups.
Music NW Youth Chamber Music Camp August 22-27, 2022 Our Camp provides an alternative to music camps focused on large ensembles and orchestral playing. Instead, we offer an intensive five days of chamber music rehearsals in groups of 3 to 5 students working intimately with professional musicians who specialize in chamber music.
Music Works NW Summer Camps Varies by age, see website Varies by age, see website We have created a variety of NEW summer camps to fill young brains with music! Camps are taught by professional teaching artists and many camps will include a student showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.
Studio East Summer Camps Varies by class Studio East offers best-in-class training in the performing arts and live theater to children ages 4 - 19. Tapping Seattle's most talented teaching artists, our classes and camps serve thousands of students annually.
Summer Sounds Lynnwood WA Musicians of all ages and skill levels Instrumental sections are given professional coaching. Each camp week has its own theme that inspires that weeks music and activities.
Summer String Academy July 24-29, 2022 Lazy F Camp, Ellensburg WA Connecting middle school students with professional musicians. Parents may choose to drop off students at Lazy F. A camp bus is also available (one way or round trip). On the first day of camp, the bus runs from Bellevue High School to Lazy F Camp and Retreat. On the last day of camp, the bus runs from Lazy F to Bellevue High School.
SYSO Summer Music July 11-15, 2022 Seattle Pacific University We provide a fun summer learning experience for students ages 7-14. This camp is perfect for musicians looking to play in an orchestra for the first time, as well as intermediate level students wanting a challenge.
Vivace! Chamber Players August 15 - 20, 2022 University Prep, Seattle WA At Vivace! choose chamber ensembles, choir, symphonic orchestra, string orchestra, and ensembles for winds, brass, cello, flute, guitar, and piano for students of all ages and levels.
Youth Theatre NW Varies by age

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