Let’s fire up our creativity as we write and record songs! Award winning songwriter and educator Havilah Rand leads all summer camps along with other great musicians, songwriters and educators. We’ll engage in a variety of activities such theater games, word and picture collaging, listening sessions, journaling and outdoor adventures in both natural and urban settings to find inspiration for song topics and lyrics. As our songs take shape, we will record them using a basic recording unit and high quality microphones. Those who play instruments are encouraged to use them but no musical skills or past experience are required. There will also be opportunities for those who are interested in sound engineering to learn more about the use of microphones and basic recording gear. Our work will culminate with a full length CD and and CD release celebration.
Most summer camps last four days and are usually 10am – 3pm with small breaks for snacks, playtime and lunch. Our last day of camp includes an informal performance and celebration of our songs and recordings. Here is the schedule of this summer’s camps. If you are interested in registering, please read the description of the camp to find out who to contact. You can always email Havilah at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and to ask questions. A few of our camps require that you register through us and the materials are located on the sidebar along with a paypal link for paying deposits.
BOOKING YOUNG SONGWRITER SUMMER CAMPS 2018 NOW! Here is what we have scheduled so far. Stay tuned for updates and contact Havilah today to schedule one in your neck of the woods! email@example.com
June 11 – 14 Methow Valley Community School Twisp, WA
June 18 – 22 The Valley School Seattle, WA
July 9 – 12 Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA
July 16 – 19 Bellingham, WA
July 23 – 26 Songbird Camp at Full Moon Rising Farm on Whidbey Island
“I have to tell you that Audri’s music and writing really took off after getting such a solid and affirming start with you. She has wrote and recorded a whole album, with two songs one about the local whales and one about wild bison that she has been asked repeatedly to perform in the area for awareness events for Orca Network and Buffalo Field Campaign. We are so grateful to you for the confidence you gave her and the beautiful epxerience she had working with you” – Parent and host of homeschool songwriting workshop.
“My kids, who were initially both reluctant participants, absolutely LOVED the Songwriter Camp. I am so impressed with the creativity you inspired in them, how you showed them that they can take everyday events and turn them into songs, and how songwriting is an organic process. They also loved the silly fun elements like swimming and observing humans in their natural habitats. I hope you’ll offer the camp again next June!” – Methow Arts Alliance Director and Parent
“You did an incredible job bringing out her creativity. I was in awe of the song you composed together. I am making a CD to come out by October 1st, and I want to include her song.” – Recording Artist and Grandparent
“As the director of our arts education program I coordinate many camps each summer. Rarely have I seen a camp so engaging for the kids involved. Each day of camp I would see kids sitting alone or in groups working on writing their songs. Havilah was great with the kids and came prepared with all the equipment she needed to record camper’s songs. This camp was a hit and I’m excited about having Havilah back to teach again next summer.” – Director of Arts Education, Vashon Center for the Arts