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summer music camp


Beacon Christian School
300 Scott Street
St. Catharines

JULY 3 – 14, 2023
JULY 17 – 28, 2023 

Combination Program
Early Years: JK – Grade 3
Ensemble Classes: Grades 3 – 10

Orchestral Program
Grades 4 – 10

All grades completed as of June 2023


First Camper:
Full Day: $500
Half Day: $350

Additional Camper(s):
Full Day: $400
Half Day: $275

Non-Refundable Deposit: $150

About SMC Since 1962, the NSO Summer Music Camp (SMC) has been all about having fun with music! Families from the Niagara Region and beyond choose from a variety of classes and instruments and work with professional musicians and music educators, make friends, attend recitals, and perform in SMC concerts. All ages abilities and musical levels are welcome at SMC. Give your child the joy of music – send them to the Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Camp! 

Combination Program

No experience is required for Early Years or Ensemble classes.

NEW THIS YEAR: Campers in Grade 3 can choose from either Early Years or Ensemble classes OR from both options.

Early Years

For campers completed JK to Grade 3 as of June 2023.
Classes: EY Percussion, Ukulele, Harpsicles

Ensemble Classes

For campers completed Grades 3 to 10 as of June 2023.
Classes: Guitar, Harp, Piano, Voice

Orchestral Program

For campers completed Grades 4 to 10 as of June 2023.

NEW THIS YEAR: Select one orchestral instrument your camper has had at least one year (or one SMC session) of instruction in to play in orchestra; as well as one other orchestral instrument to try for 1 hour per day in beginner classes.

Classes: Percussion, Brass & Winds (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba), Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Summer camp FAQ

Why SMC?
For fun The thrill of making music, and so much more: enrichment activities, crafts, music games, concerts. 
For friendship SMC brings kids together, nurturing friendships that last years.
For life Making music nurtures collaboration and cooperation and supports a child’s intellectual and social development. 
How long is SMC?
Monday – Friday
Full-day classes run 9am to 4pm 
Morning Only classes run 9am to 12pm 
Afternoon Only classes run 1pm to 4pm 
Is there before and after care?

For a flat fee of $100, extended care is available from 8:30am to 9am and 4pm to 5:30pm daily. 

A $1/min Late Pickup Fee also applies after 10 minutes

Does my child need an instrument?
Instruments are provided for all classes. 
If your camper is registered in the Ukulele, Guitar, Brass & Winds, or Strings classes, and can provide their own instrument, please select the “PROVIDING PERSONAL INSTRUMENT” checkbox upon registration. 
Are bursaries available?
Bursary application forms are available by request upon registration. The NSO strives to make SMC accessible to all, through our needs-based bursary program. Thank you to community groups, businesses, and generous individuals, funds are available to ensure every child can experience outstanding music education. 
Is lunch provided?

Lunch & Snacks are not included in your SMC fees, however you can order lunch from the Lunch Lady Program to be delivered at noon directly to your campers. See the following for more information.

2023 SMC Lunch Lady Form

More questions?
Contact the SMC Admin Team by phone at 905.687.4993 x226 or email [email protected]