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| 19 min

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.

  • director
    Bonnie Sherr Klein
  • producer
    Bonnie Sherr Klein
    Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
  • executive producer
    Michael McKennirey
  • photography
    Robert Lang
  • sound
    Yves Gendron
  • editing
    Ginny Stikeman
  • sound editing
    John Knight


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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

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