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Our Band Camps

There’s just something amazing about camp, isn’t there? Hanging with your pals, doing stuff you love, running around in the fresh air, showing off new skills. The team at Bandology all have camp in their blood, whether it was a few decades ago for our co-founders or a few years ago for our summer staff. Camp is where you make memories and friends that last a lifetime.

That’s why the team at Bandology created the GTA’s first-ever band camp! Established in 2017, we’ve grown every year and have expanded our options to include Band Camp Junior and Band Camp Online, as well as multiple locations, including Oakville in the Halton Region and Band Camp Grand River in Breslau, serving kids the Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph area.

Band Camp Oakville runs July 11-15, for kids in Halton and Peel regions.

Band Camp Grand River runs July 18-22 in Breslau, for kids in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph area.

Band Camp

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Bandology’s annual Band Camp is a week-long day camp for keen music students in grades 7-12 who want to improve their musical skills in the summer.

Led by some of the best conductors, clinicians and music teachers in southern Ontario, teenage campers  at Band Camp enjoy using top-notch music facilities to participate in warm-ups and chorales, break-out into sectionals and small groups, and rehearse as a full concert band.

For those who want a fun music experience WITHOUT being part of the band, our Music Camp stream has tons of fun music activities, games and learning, with special emphasis on percussion, and the opportunity to create your own small ensembles. There’s also lots of fun with games, camp projects and team-building activities.

At the end of the week, campers have a final day pizza party while preparing for a free mini-concert for parents and friends.

Band Camp Oakville is $395 for the week. Band Camp Grand River is launching this year at $350 for the week.

Band Camp Junior

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Band Camp Junior is a week-long day camp for kids in grades 1-6 who want to explore their love of music through games and demonstrations with new friends.

At Band Camp Junior, kids have fun with hands-on introductory workshops with some cool instruments and experience a wide variety of music styles. Led by keen musicians and educators, campers enjoy participating a wide variety of musical activities, from bucket drumming to body percussion to music theory and everything in between.

Campers will try out different types of instruments alongside dedicated music mentors. There’s also typical camp games, projects and team-building activities. At the end of the week, campers take part our end-of-week free mini-concert for parents and friends.

No musical background is required!

Band Camp Junior – Oakville is $295 for the week. Band Camp Junior – Grand River is launching at $250 for the week.

Band Camp Oakville is hosted at King’s Christian Collegiate in Oakville.

Band Camp Grand River is hosted at St. John’s-Kilmarnock School in Breslau.

For campers with financial challenges, we have partnered with local community funding organizations and private donors to help subsidize camp fees. Please don’t hesitate to email us at info@bandology.ca for more details.

Did you know? Music makes kids smarter, makes better readers, improves social skills, develops transferable skills, improves verbal and motor skills, and increases future success. Click here to see the research from around the world. 

Click here to see what campers and parents have to say about Band Camp and check out the video below!

What I Love About Band Camp

Campers from the 2021 Band Camp and Band Camp Junior tell us what they love about camp!

Click here to download a copy of our Band Camp flyer that you can send via email or put on a Google Classroom. We are happy to send physical copies too – drop us an email and let us know how many.

We’ve had some amazing faculty for our summer band camps!

2022 Band Camp faculty

2021 – no faculty due to COVID-safe camp

2020 – no faculty due to online camp

2019 Band Camp faculty

2018 Band Camp faculty

2017 Band Camp faculty

If you have any questions about our camps, feel free to email us anytime at info@bandology.ca. We’re always happy to talk about kids and music!

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