Classical Campers

Classical Campers provides an appealing, artist-led introduction to classical music through engaged storytelling and interactive workshops. This year, the Festival's Project Inclusion fellows will Campers get the VIP tour of the Jay Pritzker Pavilionhit the road to bring programming to a number of Chicago Park District locations in support of Mayor Lightfoot’s Invest South/West priority neighborhoods for kids 6-12.  

Our popular Classical Campers music immersion typicallyCampers meet Randy Carrillo from Mariachi Cobre welcomes some 1,500 youngsters to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for up-close, artist-led programming, including a front-row seat during a working rehearsal of the Grant Park Orchestra. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the program will be operating in a modified format during the 2021 Festival.

Family Fun Activities

Gather the kids for some family fun at home. Follow along with a variety of musical activities, including instrument making, storytelling and more.



Classical Campers is available through the Chicago Park District's day camps program. To find out if your neighborhood park participates in the Classical Campers program, contact your park's camp director.

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