Sweet Sounds of Summer

Singing songs. Air guitar rocking. Children create musical masterpieces at home all the time. Encourage these musical talents by giving your kids an opportunity to attend a summer camp.

Kids are led around the gardens to gain inspiration for their songs!

This summer at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park your children will have the opportunity to unleash their musical creativity. Two of the summer camps offered in July and August, In the Spotlight and Kids Jam, provide children the chance to write and perform their own original songs. Jessica Doyle will be teaching these delightful camps. She has worked with young artists at theaters around the world.

“I’m excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the students at Meijer Gardens. It’s a big world out there and I’m all about encouraging young people to explore it,” Doyle said.


In the Spotlight is a one-day camp for children ages 10 to 14 on July 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will be led through the gardens with a notebook for them to sketch their favorite parts. They will then create a rap or song incorporating different instrumental tracks and various beats. After creating the song, the kids will perform it on the Amphitheater stage.

Kids Jam is for kids ages 8 to 9 and lasts four days from 9:30 a.m. to noon August 6 through 9. The children will explore a different genre of music including country, rock and roll, classical and contemporary singing. Each day they will learn a new song. They will then explore the gardens to see a sculpture that relates to each genre. On the last day the kids will perform songs for their families on the Amphitheater stage.

Use your listening sense to make musical masterpieces!

“I’m excited about both of my summer camps, and about the opportunity to make music in such a beautiful surrounding with some excited young artists,” Doyle said.

Register today for these summer camps at Frederik Meijer Gardens before the classes fill up!

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