At Olentangy Summer Strings Camp our goal is to inspire young musicians through the joy of making music together with friends. Our camp provides opportunities for your child to improve their musical knowledge in a relaxed and fun setting. The orchestras and small groups are taught by fantastic teachers and coaches that specialize in string instruction. We offer several camp sessions based on experience and grade level to ensure the perfect blend of recreation and instruction.
Day Camp is available for all 4th-9th grade students. It includes 5 days of instruction with Olentangy string staff, guest teachers and performers, meals, art and craft supplies, camp t-shirt, recreational fees, and equipment. It concludes with a camp-wide concert on Friday, July 22nd at 5PM.
All day camp sessions are tailored to the musical needs of each group. Please read below to determine which session best fits your child. Child care is available for families with students enrolled on both the elementary and intermediate or high school sessions.
We also offer two overnight options for students who register for the intermediate and high school sessions. These add-on options include off-campus social outings, concerts, meals, and lodging in the Otterbein suites. Please see sidebar for more details.
Day Camp Only: $205
Day Camp with Thursday Overnight: $260
Day Camp plus Overnight Everynight: $405
*Overnight options are only available to students enrolled in the intermediate or HS sessions
The elementary day camp session is for students who have completed grades 4 or 5 with at least one year of playing experience.
Students will enjoy five days of large group playing and small group lessons with violin, viola, cello, and bass specialists. This session focuses on the fundamentals of string playing.
The intermediate day camp session is for students who have completed grades 6-8 with at least one year of playing experience. Students will enjoy five days of large group playing, small group lessons with violin, viola, cello, and bass specialists, and chamber ensembles.
*Eligible for overnight options.
The high school day camp session is for students who have completed grade 9 with at least two years of playing experience. Students will enjoy five days of large group playing, chamber ensembles,music theory, leadership activities and an instrument repair workshop.
*Eligble for overnight options.
Available to students who were in grades 6-9 during the 2021-2022 school year.
4 nights in the Otterbein suites (Mon.-Thurs.)
All meals included
Individualized chamber music coaching
Ice cream excursion
Fun social outings and more!
OVERNIGHT EVERY NIGHT
DAY CAMP WITH
One night in the Otterbein suites
Thurs. dinner & Fri. breakfast included
Chamber music concert
*Students may request to share a room with another middle school student of their choice (honored on a first come, first serve basis).
*Male & Female students will be separated.
*Further details regarding what to pack will be sent out with confirmations in July.