For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 12 and above
Available for Session B: July 1 - July 12 and Session C: July 15 - July 26
Are you from out of town? (Or do you live in Miami but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp?) Our full-time program is open to campers ages 12 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!
After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $1,275. (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.)
WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.
WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.
WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major
WHEN AND WHERE DO I CHECK IN AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
CHECK IN DATE/TIMES:
Sunday, June 30 - Time 3:00 - 5:00 PM (Session B)
Sunday, July 14 - Time 3:00 - 5:00 PM (Session C)
BY CAR: If you arrive by car, you will receive the exact address of the UM Residential Hall by email. You do not go to the Frost School of Music to check into the dorm.
BY AIR: Free airport transportation for campers arriving at the Miami International Airport will be arranged by the camp. Arrival time schedule TBA
Arrival: You are met by our Dorm Counselors, unpack your stuff, and meet your room-mate. If your parents are driving you, they are welcome to stay and help you unpack!
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Dorm Orientation: 6:15 pm
Friday, July 12 (session B) or Friday, July 26 (session C)
Campers must be completely checked out prior to our final evening concert. Students departing by air should book the earliest morning flight on Saturday, July 13 (session B) or Saturday, July 27 (session C). Free transport to Miami International Airport is available for campers departing from UM between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Campers who are attending both Sessions B and C will be supervised by our dorm counselors over the weekend from Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14. Meals and activities are included!
A graduate of Stetson University, with a BM in Guitar Performance, Lyndall studied classical guitar with Dr. Stephen Robinson. He has appeared on and off the Stetson campus, performing classical, jazz, gospel, and contemporary rock. As a classical soloist and collaborative guitarist, he has performed in Stetson's Lee Chapel, Gillespie Museum and Hand Art Center, as well as in the master classes of renowned guitarists, Benjamin Verdery (Yale University) and Amadeus Duo (international guitar duo). As a jazz guitarist, Lyndall has been a member of the Stetson Jazz Band, and as Leader of the Stetson Jazz Combo, he has organized and appeared in fundraising events, and has performed for Stetson Administration, Donors and Faculty. Lyndall received Stetson's William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and was a Presidential Scholar, while attending Stetson. Lyndall Vickers continues to maintain a diverse career as a performer, an organizer and arts advocate, using his instrument as a platform to transform the lives of others.
He has been part of the YMC camp for ten plus years as camper, volunteer, teacher and dorm Counselor.
"I really appreciate what the camp has done for me in my career and my life. As Head Dorm Counselor my main objective is ensuring each camper is enjoying every moment of camp life in the classroom and outside of the classroom."
Ema Pava is a performer and arts administrator in Orlando Florida. She has collaborated with the Phantasmagoria performance troupe for the past four years. Ema has premiered compositions at the Timucua house and taken part in productions at the Dr.Phillips center with UCF and Opera Orlando. This past year she joined the Bach festival choir and performed Shakespeare's "King Lear" with Valencia college."
AMY MADAGAN WALTON
Amy graduated from Valencia College and is currently a student at Stetson University in voice. She is the recipient of the William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship and performed at the Vienna Summer Music Festival in Junne, 2018.
Rachel is currently a graduate student at the Frost School of Music. She has been on the faculty of the camp in the areas of Musical Theater and Songwriting for 2 years.
Christopher Medina, born and raised in Miami, FL, has been an active member of the music scene since the age of twelve. Christopher originally found his love of music through playing the clarinet in various classical ensembles. As Christopher's technique developed so did his musical taste which led him to picking up the guitar. His influences, varying from classical to heavy metal, have led him to become proficient in a wide variety of genres. Christopher recently made the move from Miami to Orlando, FL to pursue his studies in jazz at the University of Central Florida. There he is studying under the direction of Professor Jeff Rupert and Jazz guitarist Bobby Koelble. Christopher is set to graduate in the Spring of 2019 with a B.M. in Jazz Studies.
Prior to pursuing a Bachelor of Music at UCF, Christopher has done various work as an educator and free-lance guitarist. Christopher has taught guitar and theory privately and in group settings across central and southern Florida. In recent years, has been performing in the central Florida area with multiple combos and ensembles. Along with playing in University of Central Florida's Jazz Ensemble, Christopher has led various jazz trios and quartets. Christopher, as a studious musician, regularly composes/arranges for a plethora of ensembles including his own jazz combos.
Simon King is currently a student at the University of Central Florida, seeking a Bachelor of Music Performance in Jazz Studies. He is a jazz and classical guitarist.