Sound Scholars™ Porpoise Pod Summer Camp

Calling all Porpoises — we’re having an in-person summer camp!

About Sound Scholars™ Summer Camp:


Calling all Otters, Seals and Porpoises — we’re having summer camp! Taught by Mr. Matthew, Miss Jennifer, and Miss Heidi, we’ll spend a week learning songs for a musical that will be planned, written and directed by the Porpoises with a finale, live-streamed performance at the end of the week!

We’ll also practice literacy and counting skills, play a lot of games, and even have a snack and some outdoor time! Campers can also enroll for an additional enrichment period (1–4pm) which will include STEM and SEL focused listening and movement activities, arts and crafts, a snack, outdoor play time, and of course, more music! Campers who will be attending both camp and the afternoon enrichment sessions can bring a lunch or purchase one daily for $5.

Add-on Session:

Afternoon Enrichment 1–4pm


This optional add-on enrichment period (1-4pm) includes listening and movement activities, arts and crafts, outdoor play time, and of course, more music! You have the option to add-on this session when you sign-up.



Held daily, 9am – 1pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Shelton from August 22–26, Otters (ages 2–5), Seals (K & Grade 1) and Porpoises (Grades 2 & 3) will spend part of each day in separate pods, and part working together to learn their music and rehearse their own musical at this Sound Scholars™ summer camp.


Class requirements:

Campers should bring a water bottle (labeled clearly with their name) and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.


About Sound Scholars:

Great Bend Center for Music’s early childhood program, Sound Scholars™, provides music instruction in the internationally acclaimed El Sistema model. For an overview of the program, click here to learn more and to watch a short video with highlights from class, an introduction to teachers, and an interview with a Sound Scholars’ family.

Porpoise Pod (Grades 2/3) learners build on the rhythm and notation skills developed as Seals to collaborate in a wind (recorder) ensemble and choir, as well as continuing to develop their studio skills to make music that combines both electronic and naturally derived sounds. In addition to playing repertoire in one and two melodic parts for the first time, Porpoise learners bring additional focus to sight-reading and ear-training skills development, and begin to explore larger concepts such as musical structure and line.

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