• Summer Camps at Swallow Hill Music

    For ages 6-18

Looking for summer plans for your budding musician? We’re hosting fun and interactive day camps for young musicians 6-18 years of age during June, July, and August. Each camp provides a full day of activities including learning the basics all the way up to playing in a real band.

This year, we’re offering a variety of 1-2 week camps for particular age groups and experience levels led by our expert music instructors and special guests.

Check out details for each camp below. We’ll see you this summer!

Have questions?

Read our Camps FAQs here

Tuition assistance is available!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Camp Questions: 

Can a student register for more than one week of a camp?

Yes! Students can sign-up anytime for another camp session before it starts or the day of if it is not sold out. Many students take at least 2 sessions and some take multiple sessions. You can register online or call our awesome front desk at 303-777-1003 ext 2. 

Where does camp take place?

At our physical location at 71 E. Yale, Denver, CO 80210 

Can I meet the camp staff?

Yes! Please call the front desk at 303-777-1003 or email info@swallowhillmusic.org to arrange a time to meet your camp instructor.

What kind of medical emergency info do I need to fill out?

You will fill out a medical and emergency form as part of the online registration process. 

Are camp staff First Aid and CPR trained?

Yes. All staff, teachers, and counselors will be trained and certified. 

What should campers bring to camp?

All campers should bring a lunch, a midday 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 sunscreen 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 camper’s belongings. 

House of Rock students should also bring their musical gear, see below in the House of Rock section.

What should campers do for lunch?

Campers should bring a bagged lunch (and snacks if desired) that does not require refrigeration. Our Café is not open for food service during camp. 

What is NOT allowed at camp?

Electronic devices, games, toys, etc. Phones will be silenced and checked only during lunch. 

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?

Nope! Campers will be provided with a T-shirt the first day of camp that they can choose to wear at any time. 

Who do I contact if my camper is going to be late?

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 drop off and pick up policies?

Campers are to be dropped off between 8:45am and 9:00am. They are to be picked up between 2:55pm – 3:15pm.

Students have the option of taking additional private lessons after camp from any of our Swallow Hill Music instructors; find more details and register here

We also offer camp After Care for Explore! campers from 3-4 or 3-5; find more details and register here.

Can I pick up my child early from camp?

If you need to pick up your child before 3:00 PM, please contact the front desk at 303-777-1003. When doing an early pick-up please come into our building and check-in with the front desk. They will locate your child and sign them out. 

What are camp refund policies if my child must unenroll?

Students must drop one week before the camp start date to receive a refund. After this date, we will not provide refunds.

Who staffs and runs the camps?

Swallow Hill Music Instructors lead the camps. Several guest artists will teach their specialist to campers as well. You can find your instructor and their bio listed under each camp listing.

What’s the age limit for each camp?

  • Explore! Music Camp: Ages 6-10 
  • House of Rock: Ages 11-14 or 15-18, varies by camp session 

Are campers expected to practice outside of camp?

House of Rock campers will need to practice. Explore! Music campers will not.

For House of Rock:

Are there auditions?

No. We are looking for students that have some musical ability, enjoy doing group ensemble work, and have a positive attitude. 

What should House of Rock students bring?

  • Lunch and Snacks 
  • Signed Medical Forms

Since part of the House of Rock experience is that students learn how to use their own musical gear, Students should also bring any equipment that is essential for playing their particular instrument including (but not limited to): 

  • Instrument (guitar, bass, etc) 
  • Instrument Strap (you will need to play standing up) 
  • Amplifier 
  • Cables 
  • Tuner 
  • Effects equipment 
  • Picks, Drum Sticks, etc 
  • Notebook to write in 

What is provided?

  • Sound system 
  • Amplifiers (if students don’t have them) 
  • Drum Kit 
  • Keyboards/Piano 
  • Microphones 
  • House of Rock Camp Booklet 
  • House of Rock T-shirt 
  • House of Rock Lanyard

Does Swallow Hill sell or rent instruments?

While we do not rent instruments, students can borrow gear to use at camp and at home during their camp week. We also have instrument cables, guitar picks, and guitar strings for sale. 

Where do the culminating Saturday concerts for each camp week take place?

At the same location as camp: our building at 71 E. Yale, Denver, CO 80210

For Explore! Music: 

Does my camper need any previous musical experience?

No, campers do not need any previous experience. 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, 8-10 year olds).