What classes will be offered at the camp?
Guitar, ukulele, hand percussion, homemade instruments, and more.
What is the age cut off for camp?
The Kids Summer Camp is open to all children ages 6-9. Your child will need to be 6 years old by the June 20 start date.
Where does the camp take place?
Camps take place at two of our locations: Yale and Lowry. For the Yale weeks — Swallow Hill Music @ Yale: 71 E Yale Denver, CO 80210. The central meeting place is the Swallow Hill Music Café for all the campers. Classes and camp activities will take place throughout the facility.
For the Lowry weeks — Swallow Hill Music @ Lowry – 7653 E 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230. The central meeting place is the ballroom for all the campers. Classes and camp activities will take place throughout the facility.
Are there auditions?
No auditions, all children are welcomed to participate.
Does my camper need any previous musical experience?
No. Campers do not need to need to have any previous experience playing an instrument. Campers will start out with the basics on all the instruments. Our instructors are experienced at teaching children who are new to playing music.
Will campers be placed in groups?
Yes. Campers will be placed into co-ed groups based on age (6 & 7 year olds, 8 & 9 year olds).
What instruments will my child play?
6 & 7 year olds will focus on the ukulele, while 8 & 9 year olds will focus on the guitar. In addition to their “focus” instrument, children will play various percussion instruments throughout the day.
What are the classes like?
Our classes are designed to be enjoyable from start to finish from all kids. Our classes emphasize experiential, hands-on learning. In addition to their focus instrument, children will take a hand percussion class, a home made instrument class, and folk dancing.
Who provides the musical instruments?
Swallow Hill Music will provide all necessary instruments during camp hours. This is included in the camp tuition. During each education session, campers will get their own instrument to play. The instruments stay at the camp at the end of the day.
Are campers expected to practice outside of camp?
No. Campers will learn and practice during camp hours. If you wish your child to have an instrument outside of camp (not required), we recommend renting or purchasing an instrument from the Denver Folklore Center.
Who staffs and runs the camp?
There are 3 regular teaching instructors, 3 counselors, several camp administrators and some guest arts instructors. All of the camp staff have experience in arts and education and have been background checked.
Is there a performance at the end of camp?
Yes. The final performance will be at on Fridays at 3:00pm on the last day of camp.
What to my camper bring to camp?
Campers should bring a lunch, a mid-day snack, and a drink(s). Food brought by campers cannot be refrigerated and should be properly packaged. There are no lunches for sale. An extra water bottle and sun tan lotion are recommended for the outdoor fun time. Campers can bring a backpack or sack to carry their belongings. Please be sure to properly label your campers belongings
What is NOT allowed at camp?
Electronic devices, games, toys, etc.
Is there a camp orientation?
Our camp orientation will take place from 9-9:15 on our first day of camp. Campers and parents may join us to learn more about camp schedule, policies and procedures.
Are camp staff First Aid and CPR trained?
Several of our camp staff and building staff are CPR trained. Camp staff will treat all minor injuries. If there is an emergency, camp staff will notify the emergency contact and make the appropriate decisions for care.
What kind of medical and emergency information I need fill out?
Please fill out the Medical Form that will be e-mailed to you in May and return it to our front desk by the first day of camp. To receive medicine while at camp you will need to sign the Medical Form and provide a signed approval note from your child’s physician. Our camp cannot administer any medications without this form.
Do you allow peanut, tree-nut, or dairy products at your camp?
Campers may bring peanut, tree-nut, and/or dairy products in their lunches, although we do encourage parents to limit the use of peanuts or tree-nuts in their children’s lunches. Swallow Hill Music can, in no way, guarantee a 100% nut-free or allergen-free environment, and therefore cannot be labeled as an allergen-free or nut-free school or camp. We ask that all parents discuss allergies beforehand.
Is there a uniform?
Campers will be issued a camp t-shirt. These shirts will be required everyday. This is to help us identify and keep track of campers as we leave our building to the park each day. In addition to camper t-shirts, please come to camp dressed in comfortable clothing that will allow for movement on stage. There may be requests by the camp director for students to come dressed for a theme.
Who do I contact if my camper is going to be late or miss a day of camp?
Contact the front desk via phone 303-777-1003 ext 2. If possible, please let us know in advance of all absences or tardy arrivals to camp.
What are your student drop-off and pick-up policies?
Campers are to be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am and picked up from between 2:55pm and 3:15pm. Pick-ups later than 3:15pm will be charged a late fee of $25 every 10 minutes.
Students have the option of taking additional private lessons after camp from any of Swallow Hill Music @ Lowry instructors. For more info or to register please call 303-777-1003 ext 2. Check our website SwallowHillMusic.org, or stop by the front desk.
Can I pick up my child early from camp?
If you need to pick up your Camp student before 3:00 PM, please contact the camp director Brian. When doing an early pick-up please come into our building and check-in with the front desk. They will locate your student and sign them out.
All kids 6-9 are welcome
June 5-9 – Lowry
June 19-23 – Yale
July 17-21 – Lowry
July 31-August 4 – Lowry
August 7-11 – Yale. SOLD OUT.
Tuition and Scholarship Info
Scholarship assistance available for all camps; to apply please e-mail Ashley King (Ashley@swallowhillmusic.org) with the subject EXPLORE! CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APP
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Who Can Sign Up?
All children ages 6-9 are welcomed to participate. No previous musical experience is necessary.