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Music Mentor Program

What is a music mentor? Music mentors are an integral part of the Band Camp experience! Similar to a counselor in training, music mentors get the opportunity to learn how to lead, with a daily program that teaches you a variety of leadership qualities. Each day at camp, music mentors get the opportunity to showcase the new skills they have learned. It’s a wonderful and safe space for students to get involved in the community, and also earn volunteer hours and valuable experience working with children and youth.

Band Camps:

July 10-14, 2023, in Halton

July 17-21, 2023, in Guelph

July 24-28, 2023, in Kitchener-Waterloo

Click here to learn more about our Band Camps.

March Break Music Camp:

March 13-17, 2023, in Waterloo at Laurier University

Your Job as a Music Mentor:

  • Become friends with campers and help during a camp activity: i.e. in a musical activity, in an camp activity or at snack/lunch
  • Teach a new game or activity to the group, or assist in running a workshop
  • Set up an activity as specified by the staff 
  • Assist with the supervision of younger campers


What You Get Out of Being a Music Mentor:

  • Improve confidence, become a better leader, improve time management and communication skills
  • Develop strategies to solve problems and learn how to think on the fly
  • Understand group dynamics, leadership styles and the roles that people play within a group
  • Obtain skills, knowledge and experience to become a better person in the future
  • Caring for the community and learning to care and serve others
  • Earn volunteer hours as required for your high school diploma – usually you can get 40 hours during one week at camp!


Your Special Training:

  • Read the camp training document and watch the camp training video (links will be provided)
  • Attend camp training – will be held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in June
  • Attend camp set-up day, held the Sunday afternoon before the first day of camp
  • Band Camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (we ask that you arrive at 8:30 a.m. on the very first day)
  • On Monday from 10-11am, all music mentors participate in the Counselor in Training session with the Camp Director
  • Each day for the rest of the week is a Counselor in Training session at 10:30am for 30 minutes
    • How to be outgoing
    • Becoming a good mentor
    • Group management
    • Understanding how to work with challenging behavior
    • Being creative
    • How to teach a game/workshop
  • Provide feedback in the after camp survey

Click here to complete the music mentor application and policy form. We will then contact you for a brief online interview.


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