Summer Jam & Swim

6218 N Kenmore Ave.Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-929-4666Email: info@merrymusicmakers.netWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Dive into a summer filled with music, creativity, and splashes at our Summer Jam and Swim Camp! This exciting camp, designed for kids aged 6-12, offers a unique blend of musical exploration and aquatic adventures.

Weeks of Musical Discovery:

  • 🎼 Week 1: Meet the Instruments (June 10-14)
  • πŸ₯ Week 2: Percussion and Drumming (June 17-21)
  • 🎀 Week 3: Your Vocal Instrument (June 24-28)
  • 🎡 Week 4: Music by the Decades (July 8-12)
  • πŸ“– Week 5: Storytelling through Music (July 15-19)
  • 🎷 Week 6: The World of Jazz (July 22-26)
  • 🌍 Week 7: Around the World (July 29-Aug 2)
  • πŸ”¬ Week 8: The Science of Sound (Aug 5-9)
  • πŸŽ‰ Week 9: Best of Summer 2024! (Aug 12-16)

Camp Highlights:

  • 🌈 Multisensory Exploration: Campers learn through hands-on experiences, musical creations, games, and art, engaging all their senses in the world of music.
  • 🎀 Basic Singing and Rhythm Skills: Group exercises foster the development of fundamental singing and rhythm skills, laying the foundation for musical expression.
  • 🎨 Professional Guest Artists: Enjoy visits from professional guest artists, adding a touch of real-world musical magic to the camp experience.
  • 🏊‍♂️ Swim Time: Spend two hours at Edgewater Athletic Club, where campers enjoy the beautiful facilities and heated pool. Swim lessons cater to both beginners and those with some swimming background.

Curriculum Designed by Experts:
Developed by experienced classroom teacher and instructional designer, Julie Hochman, our curriculum ensures clear objectives and engaging lesson plans for the 3-hour music portion of camp. Get ready for a summer like never before as we blend the best of last year's favorites with a refreshing lineup of new adventures! If there is enough interest we’ll add two sections of camp with one group swimming in the morning and the other group swimming in the afternoon. 

Camp Logistics:

  • Beginning at 8:45, you may drive up to the loading zone at the entrance to Edgewater Athletic Club. Then proceed to the front desk where we'll escort your child to the classroom. You MUST sign your child in and out each day. The loading zone and entrance are at 6218 N Kenmore Ave. 
  • Outdoor Time: Lunchtime includes outdoor activities on the nearby Loyola campus field. We will be outdoors at lunchtime, so feel free to apply sunscreen before camp.
  • Food and Drink: Pack a water bottle, peanut-free snack, and lunch.
  • Swimming: To make life easier for younger children, we recommend that you send your child with their swimsuit on under their clothes. After exiting the pool, we will have small towels on hand for drying off, but having their own towel would be preferable. Packing a pair of goggles and a swim cap is useful. Pack a change of clothes as backup. 
  • Aftercare: Limited aftercare is available upon request at a rate of $25 for one child, $35 for 2 children from 3-4pm only.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:45-9:00am: Morning Centers
  • 9:00-9:30am: Morning Meeting 
  • 9:30-9:50am: Mini Lesson
  • 9:50-10:20am: Snack
  • 10:20-11:20am: Stations
  • 11:20-11:50am: Whole Group Activity
  • 11:50am-12:00 pm: Get Ready for Lunch
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Swimming warm-ups, instruction, and free play

Join us for a summer of musical exploration and aquatic fun! Enroll your child now for the best of both worlds – arts and exercise in one amazing camp experience! 🎢🏊‍β™€οΈβœ¨

Business Review

"Our son had a wonderful experience at camp. He learned a lot and had a great time every day. I would highly recommend the camp to anyone looking for a summer activity that will engage children in true learning in a very low-key, child-friendly way. This is exactly what summer programming should be.  We can't wait to go back next summer!" - Susan B.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Merry Music Makers (@merrymusicmkrs)