PHOENIX (Feb. 18, 2015) This summer the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will open its doors to debut MIM Summer Camp: Around the World. From June 1 through 26, MIM will immerse campers ages 6–13 in music, dance, world cultures and hands-on activities for weeks of learning and fun. This inaugural program offers a unique focus on global culture, highlighting world connections through the power of music, art and more.
MIM Summer Camp consists of four weeklong segments featuring the following cultural themes:
Each themed week offers a complete and unique camp experience; therefore, guardians have the option of signing up campers for just one week, or up to all four.
The designated culture will be emphasized through tours of MIM’s Geographical Galleries, hands-on activities, singing and dancing. Age-appropriate music lessons will utilize instruments, beats and rhythms that reflect the unique aspects of the week’s culture. For example, during Africa week, campers will participate in a South African gumboot activity. Additionally, based on the selected culture for the week, campers will engage in dance, drama or puppetry-based activities led by camp specialists.
Campers will be divided into three age groups: 6–8 year-olds, 9–10 year-olds and 11–13 year-olds. All lessons will be taught by knowledgeable teaching artists who create plans designed to accommodate the wide range of camper ages and ability levels.
To close each day, campers will spend time in their groups to recap key learning points. This activity will be reflected through various ways such as journaling, group discussions and more.
Parents have the option of extending the camp activities with aftercare, which lasts until 5:30 p.m. During aftercare, campers may choose to participate in one of several different activities including art projects, group activities, board games or playing musical instruments.
Price: $250/week or $240/week when two or more weeks are paid in advance
Extended Day Price: $15/day or $65/week when paid in advance
Summer Camp Hours:
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Summer Camp Aftercare Hours:
Monday–Friday, 3–5:30 p.m.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit MIM’s Summer Camp webpage: http://MIM.org/education/education/summer-camp-around-the-world/.
The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101). For general museum information and a full schedule of events, visit MIM.org or call 480.478.6000.
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world by collecting, preserving and making accessible a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. We offer our guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. MIM also fosters appreciation of diverse cultures around the globe by showing that we all innovate, adapt and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
Erin Miller, Media Relations Manager, MIM