SUMMER SING



After many years of requests from our choir families and other community members, we are thrilled to announce Kokopelli Choirs' first-ever summer camp program! Summer Sing is a five-day camp experience for singers aged 8 to 14 years.
  • WHEN
    August 20-24, 2018
  • WHERE

    Pavillion Lacerte (Grand Salon), 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury
    Campus St. Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton

  • AGE RANGE
    Campers must be 8 to 14 years of age as of August 20, 2018.
  • SCHEDULE
    The camp will run 9 AM to 4 PM, with childcare available between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
  • COST
    The fee to participate in Summer Sing 2018 is $250, which includes a camp t-shirt and printed choral music to keep.
Summer Sing will be led by Kokopelli Choirs' own Carmen So, director of our children's choir Kikimasu. Rooted solidly in the Kodaly and Orff methods of instruction, this camp will provide students with the opportunity to learn about music through singing, playing various percussion instruments, and creative movement. In addition to learning how to sing as a choral ensemble, campers will have the chance to explore music through drumming, playing barred instruments such as glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones, folk dance, and plenty of song-based books and games to build their skills and have fun! The campers will also have time to play outdoor games, create arts and crafts, as well as attend daily exciting concerts with inspirational local musicians. A celebration of learning concert will held on the final day of the camp, Friday, August 24th.

*Please note that as this is a brand-new program, Summer Sing is subject to a minimum enrolment of 25 campers. If the program is cancelled due to lack of enrolment, enrolled participants will be notified by July 23 at the latest.

Registration closes on July 20, 2018, or when enrolment caps are reached,
whichever is soonest! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's Included?
As part of Summer Sing, your child will receive:
  • daily instruction in singing and playing instruments
  • arts and crafts time
  • supervised playground time
  • daily concerts featuring exciting visiting local musicians
  • their own personal copies of the music learned
  • a Summer Sing t-shirt
What's Not Included?
To participate in Summer Sing, your child needs to bring a bag lunch and snacks (daily). Please note that Summer Sing is a nut- and peanut-free camp. 

Campers should also bring a reusable water bottle (labelled), sunscreen (labelled), outdoor and indoor shoes, and clothing appropriate for the day's weather.

Summer Sing will provide supervision for up to half an hour before camp starts (8:30-9 AM) and for up to one and a half hours after camp ends (4-5:30 PM). There is a $1/minute late charge for pick-ups after 5:30 PM.
Do you have to be part of a Kokopelli Choir to participate?
No! Summer Sing is open to any interested child aged 8 to 14, and membership of a Kokopelli Choir is not required or expected for participants. There is no audition to participate.
What does a day at Summer Sing look like?
A sample day at Summer Sing:
  • 8:20am Drop-off begins
  • 9:00am Rehearsal 1
  • 10:15am Break
  • 10:30am Arts & Crafts/Movement Break (group 1) Sectional Rehearsal (group 2)
  • 11:15am Arts & Crafts/Movement Break (group 2) Sectional Rehearal (group 1)
  • 12:00pm Lunch (bring your own)
  • 12:30pm Afternoon Concert
  • 1:00pm Outdoor playtime at Rutherford School Park with optional led games
  • 1:45pm Rehearsal 2
  • 2:45pm Break
  • 3:00pm Rehearsal 3
  • 4:00pm Dismissal
  • 5:30pm Latest pick-up time 
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
In the case of a camper's registration being cancelled by the camper, the Kokopelli Choir Association will offer a partial refund of $225 for registrations cancelled up to July 20, 2018. (A $25 administration fee will be retained by the organization.)

For cancellations after July 20, 2018, no refund will be offered.

If the camp is cancelled by the Kokopelli Choir Association due to low enrolment (as of July 23, 2018) a full refund will be issued to all registered campers as soon as possible.

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