Kids ages 6-14 of all musical abilities can participate in this amazing week of Irish culture from 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday, July 21-25. This camp provides the unique opportunity for children to immerse themselves in all things Irish by learning traditional Irish music, song, dance, language and Celtic arts & crafts from some of the best traditional Irish music and dance teachers in the world. The week culminates with a Finale Recital on Saturday, July 26 for friends and family.
Location: Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston, Chicago, IL 60618)
Cost: $300 early registration through May 15 / $350 late registration starts May 16. Registration costs include delicious buffet lunch featuring many Irish favorites provided by Chief O'Neill's on Monday through Friday.
Kids Day Camp (6-9 years old)
Children may choose between fiddle, tin whistle, concertina or bodhrán for their instrument learning. A typical camp day will include singing, music instrument instruction, dancing, Irish language, and arts & crafts. Outside fun will also be included in the day (weather permitting).
Kids Day Camp (10-14 years old)
Children in this group may choose between fiddle, tin whistle, bodhrán, Irish flute, piano accordion, piano accompaniment, tenor banjo, concertina or guitar and will be grouped according to music experience and ability. A typical camp day will include singing, dancing, 2 hours of music instruction and Irish language. Outside fun will also be included in the day (weather permitting).
Music instruction in certain instruments/levels will only run if 3 campers or more in that group register. Campers (non-beginners) may be asked to audition in order to properly group them. If a camper's chosen instrument does not run, alternate options will be provided.