Rock Band Camp June 4th - June 8th 

Punk, Metal, Glam, British Invasion? Join us as we explore the rock scene.  We had so much fun last summer, we have to do it again. Same fun, but all new materials and projects. from Elvis to Van Halen, from the Beatles to Nirvana, we will learn the history of rock ‘n roll. Most importantly, we will learn how to rock out on our own instruments. Using famous riffs, costumes and hairstyles, we will create our own rock personas. Last but not least, we will compose our own song.  We will end the week with our own rock show for friends and family. Mohawks and leather jackets are welcome! 

Music Around the World: Australia and Zimbabwe June 11th-June 15th


We will learn about each culture’s traditions as we learn about their music!  First we will explore Australia, the land “Down Under”;  home to kangaroos, koalas, The Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House and the Aboriginal people.  Our special guests will share with us the Aboriginal understanding of the world called Dreamtime.  After we learn about the history of the didgeridoo, we will make and paint our very own didgeridoo to take home and keep forever. This will of course require circular breathing, and we will learn that too!  

Zimbabwe is home to Victoria Falls (one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and the largest waterfall in the world), beautiful ancient art, and the Shona people. From Highlife music, to the marimba and mbira (finger piano), Zimbabwean music can’t help but make you dance. Our guest artists will bring marimbas, drums and mbiras for us to play and we will try to make our own! We will study Thomas Mapfumo, who is considered a national hero for his political music, influenced by hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and jazz,  as he encouraged his nation to stand up for hope and integrity in politics.  Amidst the political strife in Zimbabwe, we will explore the mighty power of music to give people hope and strength.  Guests artists from each culture will engage us in their culture through dance, music and food!


Puppet Rock Band June 25th - 29th

“Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” Steven Tyler of Aerosmith asks a great question! If you have lots of ideas and thoughts, you might have wondered this too!  Join us for Rock Band Composition Camp. We will study famous bands (TBD) in depth, for tips on how to write our own smash hits.  We will work on lyrics, study form, and chord progressions in famous rock songs, to get a back scenes look at what it takes to be a Rock Star. Our special guest artists will show us how to create our own rock band puppets (much easier to put tattoos and piercings on them than ourselves!)  Weezer, Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, and Alice Cooper all sang with the Muppets! With our puppets ready, we will put our lyrics to music and create our own rock videos. We will also work on ventriloquism, giving our puppets their very own voices! As always, we will continue to rock hard! If you loved Rock Band Camp, you don’t want to miss this. This camp is very different than and just as much fun as Rock Band Camp, so don’t be afraid to do both!



2018 Summer Camp Details

  • All camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • All camps are available to students 4th - 8th  grade. Students will need to bring their own lunch daily.
  • Tuition will be $275 per week and includes all project supplies and a t-shirt. 
  • Students are responsible for providing their own instrument. In case of hardship, contact Christmas at 
  • NEW LOCATION FOR 2018! The camp will be held at: 
    University Park United Methodist Church
    2180 S. University Blvd
    Denver, CO 80210