Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 5, Final day of Music Camp

Today was the last day of music camp, I'm guessing Aidan is relieved about this. Music camp was for kids ages 4-12 and Aidan was the youngest there. I think this was a hard transition for Aidan, having come from preschool were all the kids are 3-4 yrs old. In hindsight maybe he wasn't quite ready for this. I think if Aidan was more outgoing he would have been fine but given that he really is a shy individual, this was a bit overwhelming for him. Thankfully, Irene, the camp director is a wonderfully talented and nurturing woman who was really skilled at drawing Aidan out and supporting him when he needed it.

Aidan did get a lot of good exposure to different instruments, percussion and string. He got to see what's involved in learning to play an instrument, and participated in a variety of activities, conducting music, writing songs, singing and performing. They did art activities as well, but once again I think the art was geared more towards the older kids. He did take part in a mural painting which he enjoyed and took a lot of pride in.

Would I send him back to this camp in the future? Most likely when he's a bit older, that is if he still demonstrates an interest in music. He did connect with the director. The programing was fun and laid back, yet educational. I was also pleased with the diverse group of kids, from all different backgrounds....although I have to say lots of violin players.

Congratulations Aidan, you made it through a week of music & art camp. Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you!

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