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For kids ages 6 through 10

Summer Jam Camp is a week-long music camp for beginner/intermediate musicians ages 6-10 to gain experience through songwriting, electronic beat-making, group performance and more.

Summer Jam Camp will be held in accordance with any Public Health Orders in place. Other safety measures may be put in place, including increased cleaning, temperature-taking, and social distancing in the classroom. If a camp is canceled per a Public Health Order, all registrations will be fully refunded.

Headed back to school on August 6?
Use promo code BACKTOSCHOOL to receive a discount
and attend camp Monday-Thursday.


Desert Montessori School 

Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 2-6, 2021

9:00 - 3:30 M-F


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Sample Daily Schedule

Summer Jam Camp Daily Schedule

9:00-10:00AM Check-in/Morning Activity

10:00-10:45AM Instrument Session 1

10:45-11:15AM Snack/Outdoor Games

11:15-11:45AM Group Jam/Sharing

11:45-1:00PM Lunch/Outdoor Games

1:00-1:15PM Cool Down Time/Afternoon Snack

1:15-2:00PM Instrument Session 2

2:00-2:30PM Small Group Project Work Time

2:30-3:30PM Optional Early Pick Up/Extended Day


COVID-19 Precautions:

We follow all CDC recommendations and guidelines for summer camps, including:

  • Requiring masks when indoors.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization.
  • Answering a covid questionnaire during the check-in process.
  • Social distancing of at least 3 feet at all times.

Camp Dates & Location

August 2-6 at Desert Montessori School, near Upper Canyon Road.
316 Camino Delora, Santa Fe 87505

Drop Off & Pick Up:

Summer Jam Camp is a closed campus camp. We require that you sign your child in & out at the check-in table every day with a staff member. Drop off is rolling, anytime between 9am and 10am. So if your camper needs a little extra sleep one day, they won’t miss crucial activities.

Optional Early Pickup + Extended Day:

In order to provide flexibility for parents, students may be picked up from camp starting at 2:30pm and as late as 3:30pm. During this time, students will have the option to participate in outdoor games, practice time, and art activities.

Lunch & Snack:

Please pack two snacks for your student each day. Snack time occurs twice each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

All campers should pack a bag lunch every day of camp. We will eat lunch at 12:00 pm. Keep in mind campers won’t have access to a microwave, so pack ready to eat foods and utensils if needed. There is no refrigeration available.

Other Items to Bring:

All instruments and materials are provided for Summer Jam Camp. But, please bring:

  • Face-covering (this is mandatory - please make sure to wash cloth coverings periodically)
  • Water bottle (this is mandatory – Desert Montessori School does not have water fountains, only water filling stations)
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Light jacket or raincoat
  • Sunscreen

Meet Your Teachers!

Brian Nelson (aka Teacher B) is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied a variety of instruments and musical styles. He has played music for more than 25 years and taught music for fifteen. From West African drum and dance to ukulele sing alongs to guitar lessons for all ages, Nelson brings his passion for music and life into the classroom. In addition to teaching and playing music, he is also the Artistic Director of Queen Bee Music Association. More teachers to be announced!


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