Summer CampsAugust 30th 2017
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer holidays. It’s been a busy and fun summer for Eimear Lacey Music so far!
Firstly, I ran a very successful week long summer camp in association with Noise Makers Dance School called Neverland Summer Camp. This was a fun filled week with singing, dancing, music making, games, art, drama, song writing, recording a CD and a showcase on the final day of camp. Camp began at 10am until 2pm. We had a great bunch of campers for the week. During this week, our goal was for the campers to have fun and make friends, build self-confidence, incorporate team work, try new things, unplug from technology, lots of physical activity, encourage expression and time to play. There were a few highlights of camp for me, two stand out. The first was recording the CD. The campers recorded 4 songs, one of which they had written themselves about Neverland Camp! They worked hard to learn these songs and then recorded them in a very short amount of time. I was very impressed with the hard work and dedication! The second highlight was the showcase on the final day of camp. It was amazing to watch each one of the campers’ dance and sing with such confidence after only 5 days. Neverland Camp 2017 was a great week and I am already looking forward to next year!
The second camp was in association with Connect Camp and St Vincents. This was a two-week long camp for campers with special needs. I thoroughly enjoyed facilitating the music at this camp. There are so many benefits for learning and encouraging music making. In the music sessions, I wanted to encourage communication, motor and sensory skills, build self-confidence and allow everyone to express themselves in a way that only music making can. This camp was split into two groups, Junior and Senior. The music session for both groups was an hour long. I wanted the music session to be fun, energetic, with lots of music making and movement. During these sessions we sang, danced, played with instruments, learned about what instruments looked and sounded like, listened to different styles of music and showcase of talent! The campers of Connect Camp really touched my heart and I look forward to making some more music with them again next year.