Our Summer GAME Camps are designed with fun in mind! All campers sing and play every camp day, participate in our concert on the final day of camp, and go on our end-of-camp outing to WET and WILD. We provide all the instruments for each camper’s use, and each child gets a GAME t-shirt to perform in and keep!
GAME camps are for kids in grades 3-5 (rising 3rd and 6th graders are welcome). All campers are introduced to Choir Singing, Handbells, and Ukulele. Each camper has the same schedule – each child attends all three sessions each day. Exposure to the different vocal and instrumental sessions provides an interesting and varied music-making experience. Everyone has their favorite songs and workshops, and in the end, the campers are often surprised by what ensembles they liked the best!
Choir Singing – all campers sing in the choir, led by GAME’s Director, Dr. Lisa Elliott. We learn and perform fun music from a variety of styles and cultures. Like all of our GAME camp ensembles, the Choir is for kids of all singing levels and abilities. Beginners enjoy a fun introduction to singing melody and harmony, while more advanced singers have opportunities for solos or small group featured performing!
Handbells – our GAME handbell workshops are led by Dr. Marci Nuoffer or Sandra Youmans. Both directors are children’s handbell experts in Las Vegas. Kids have fun learning to ring different kinds of melodies and chords together as a handbell choir. Playing bells and chimes is a unique experience, and a wonderful way to introduce music reading and music-making to children. Have your child come and learn from the best!
Ukulele – GAME’s popular ukulele classes are an excellent introduction to playing a guitar-like stringed instrument. Taught by CCSD elementary music teachers Jill Usry Taylor or Kathleen Platt, each camper plays his/her own ukulele each camp day. Kids are introduced to the basics of following melodies with chord strumming. Other percussion instruments and singing can be incorporated as students gain skills and confidence, making this an engaging and interactive musical experience!