A gentle blend of music, people and nature; a summer camp where melodies ripple off the waves and rhythms bounce out of the shadows. Every summer since 1953, CAMMAC (Canadian Amateur Musicians/Musiciens Amateurs du Canada) has held a bilingual music camp in Québec's Laurentian Mountains. Here, people of all ages and levels of musical ability come together to learn and make music with a professional staff of Canadian and international musicians.
Ages 11 to 15
Arts Education - Music
Family Studies/Home Economics - Child Development
Health/Personal Development - Healthy Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
These gatherings were extremely common in the 1970s. Has this spirit of community and fraternity disappeared, or can it be found elsewhere? What are the benefits of spending time with people outside one’s family? Have students find ways of affirming themselves in public and overcoming shyness. Shaking hands, looking people in the eye, and remembering their first names are not reflexes, but we can find tools to develop these skills.