This is a cool photo of the performance shed and grounds at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.
This special summer camp was founded in 1959 and has been a family business for over 5 decades! Starting out as a music camp, the Higgins family eventually added special weeks dedicated for Art Camp, and now they also have one week for Chess Camp.
Music teachers from all over the country come for a week or more in the summer to help boys and girls ages 8 through 14 learn about music and build their skills on the children’s instrument of choice, plus a chance to try out a different instrument through the Transfer Class option. Teachers are all experienced musicians with established careers as music teachers or performance artists.
Music is the focus of Hummingbird Music Camp, but the campers also get to have the traditional fun of a summer camp, with lots of outdoor activities, from swimming in the Jemez River to campfires in the evening with songs and stories.
Their website, http://hummingbirdmusiccamp.com, has more information on the camp activities and weekly schedules, plus how to register for this year’s camps.