For Children & Youth: Youth Choir Camp, August 13-19, 2023
For Singers ages 13 – 18 (mixed voice choir)
Guest Conductor: Frances Farrell
For 2 weeks every summer, voices gathered in song float among the hemlocks of the Berwick United Church Campground. A wonderful and magical place, it has been the home of the NSCF Sing Summer program for 33 years, each year welcoming over 275 singers in two weeks of programs. Cute, multicoloured cabins, indoor and outdoor rehearsal and activity spaces, and the centre pavilion, make it the perfect location to sing, to learn, to connect, and to become a part of the choral community.
YCC provides an opportunity for teenage campers to develop their skills as choral singers under the guidance of excellent instructors. The camp experience exposes teen singers to many styles of great choral literature, from madrigals to contemporary music. The skills and knowledge introduced are fundamental tools for musical growth and often become the foundation for a lifelong love of singing.
In addition to the great musical and social activities, YCCers tell us this week is a wonderful opportunity to step away from their busy worlds and just hang out together in a cool, relaxing place. It’s a place where young people can be themselves, where people are accepted for who they are, and where music binds everyone together. It’s a place for drama, dance, musicianship training and great food. It’s a place for Hollywood night, pyjama breakfast, and theme supper. It’s a place of laughter, sunshine and song. But most of all, it’s a place for you! The week ends with a concert for family members and friends.
Registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis until we reach maximum capacity.
Everything is included for the week – Campers get a full a day of organized instructional time in rehearsals, sectionals, artistic workshops, social activities and cabin time | Music score rental | Camp T-shirt | 24 hour care from chaperones and artistic staff | Accommodations and meals for 7 days and 6 nights
For singers of NSCF member choirs: $540
For singers of non-member choirs: $565 (ask your conductor if your choir is a member!)
Day campers (New for 2023): $430 (including camp activities and instruction, lunch, dinner and the final concert)
Download Bursary form (PDF below) Due date May 31
Register Online for YCC!
Step 1: Complete YCC Online Registration Form
Step 2: Pay Deposit to reserve your spot. (Registrants will be sent a reminder email at the beginning of April if the deposit has not been received by then)
Submission from the online form will be used to express interest in Sing Summer Camp. Registrants can confirm their spot by submitting either their full payment or a $100 deposit, with balance due July 10th, 2023. Deposit non- refundable after July 12, 2023. The Remaining Balance must be received by August 8th, 2023.
Remaining fee non refundable after August 8th, 2023 (Emergency or illness may be considered for partial refund. Request must be accompanied by doctors letter ).
Option 1: Send a cheque to Nova Scotia Choral Federation, 1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7 (payable to Nova Scotia Choral Federation – with JCC and campers name in memo line)
Option 2: By credit card over the phone at 902-423-4688
Option 3: Send an e-transfer to email@example.com (Please send a separate email with security question and password)
Option 4: Pay online through PayPal below (please note a service charge will be added when using PayPal)