Classical Campers

Classical Campers provides an appealing introduction to classical music through engaged storytelling and interactive workshops, hands-on instrument demonstrations, and up-close access to soloists, Project Inclusion fellows and staff musicians of the Grant Park Music Campers get the VIP tour of the Jay Pritzker PavilionFestival at Millennium Park. Designed to spark curiosity and a love of music, this popular half-day music immersion is tailored to children ages 6-12.

A collaboration with the Chicago Park District, nearly 2,000 students from more than 30 Chicago neighborhoods learn about the instruments Campers meet Randy Carrillo from Mariachi Cobreof the orchestra from Festival educators. Campers conclude their visit by taking a seat in the front rows of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion*. Here they get to watch a working orchestra prepare for a concert.

*Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, Classical Campers will be providing a modified curriculum in participating neighborhood parks 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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