Because we help young musicians to develop in multiple, interconnected ways that are very special and particular to our unique environment.
Because with our unique blend of musical focus, social development, summer camp fun, & rustic living, we are developing musicianship, social skills, independence, judgment and decision-making all at once, part and parcel of daily life at camp.
Because our campers enjoy the benefits of being fully immersed in a non-competitive, close knit, supportive, musical community where everyone counts as a unique individual. We all make music together, eat meals together, and experience life at camp together, campers and staff members alike. Music faculty members are not removed from daily life at camp or placed on some sort of pedestal. We are all right there, approachable and available to the campers and happy to help them.
Because all of this happens in a beautiful, inspiring, unplugged, natural setting, removed from the “real world” in such a way that allows us to really concentrate on our music, our friendships and all the fun we can enjoy together at Encore/Coda!