Camp, the best part about summer in Brooklyn. 

Our camp sells out every single summer. Why do Brooklyn kids love our camp so much? The answer is simple! Kids love to make music, make new friends, and rock climb! BMF Campers start each day with a full camp drum circle, and then break off into bands to work together as a team learning a song. They spend the morning jamming in our fully equipped BMF band studios, have outdoor park and playtime, and then hop across the street to Brooklyn Boulders’ unbelievable rock climbing facility and take the day to new heights! Campers end the week by playing a live show at BMF with their band. 

Summer Camp – Music, Friends & Rock Climbing

2017 Camp Dates

Spring break: April 10-14
Camp week #1: July 10-14
Camp week #2: July 17-21
Camp week #3: July 24-28
Camp week #4: July 31-August 4
Camp week #5: August 7-11
Camp week #6: August 14-18
Camp week #7: August 21-25
Camp week #8: August 28-September 1
Brooklyn Music Factory Summer Camp Music
 

“He absolutely *loved* it! He went in smiling every morning and came out grinning every afternoon. He was so proud of being in a band! (He’d never played any instrument before.)”

-Jam Band 101 Camp Mom

Find the Perfect Camp For Any Age

Mini Keys 1/2 Day OR Full Day Camp

Ages 4-5

Give your 4- 5 year old the perfect mix of music and play this summer with Brooklyn Music Factory’s half-day MiniKeys camp. Campers will make a LOT of music–playing music games, drumming in drum circles, singing in sing-alongs, and learning simple songs on the piano. Every day will also include some outdoor fun at Thomas Greene Park right down the street.

 

Jam Band 101  

Ages 5-8 

Designed specifically for beginner instrumentalists, spend part of your day jamming in the fully equipped BMF band studio. Then hop across the street to Brooklyn Boulders’ unbelievable rock climbing facility and take your day to heights! End your week of fun by playing a live show at BMF!

Rock Write & Record

Ages 9-13

The name says it all! Rock your favorite covers, write an original tune, and record it all in one week! Then, go to Brooklyn Boulders’ amazing rock climbing facility and get inspired! End your week of fun by playing a live show at BMF!

Summer Camp – Music, Friends & Rock Climbing
Summer Camp – Music, Friends & Rock Climbing
Audio production Camp Brooklyn Music Factory Summer Camp
Summer Camp – Music, Friends & Rock Climbing

Audio Production 

Level: INT/ADV 

This intense audio production crash course will take you from zero knowledge to tracking and mixing a band all on your own in just 5 days. And as a bonus, you begin to explore microphones, controllers, effects plug-ins and mix techniques so you can continue our projects at home in your bedroom studio. 

 Rock Write & Record ADVANCED

Ages 12-17

The name says it all! Rock your favorite covers, write an original tune, and record it all in one week! Then, go to Brooklyn Boulders’ amazing rock climbing facility and get inspired! End your week of fun by playing a live show at BMF! PLEASE NOTE: This is an invite only class. Please inquire to see if your child is at the appropriate level.

5 Songs in 5 Days  

Level: INT/ADV

Take your songwriting to the next level! Whether it’s your first song, or your 20th song, dive into deeper lyric writing, harmony, and how to craft a great melody. Write 5 songs in 5 days! Topics covered include: Lyric writing and brainstorming, common harmony and chord progressions, telling your story with emotion and reaching your audience. 

Camp Pricing

 

Mini Keys Half Day Camp 

Price:  $362 (Family Discount: $343.90)

Two Options: Morning or Afternoon Half Day Camp (Full day camp also available!)


Mini Keys Sample Schedule
9AM DROP OFF& FREE PLAY
9:15AM ALL CAMP DRUM CIRCLE
9:30AM FIRST MUSIC CLASS
10:30AM SNACKTIME
                                 10:50AM OUTDOOR PLAYTIME & LUNCH!                                  11:30am SECOND MUSIC CLASS
12:00 PICKUP!

*Please note that Mini Keys Campers do not climb at Brooklyn Boulders

*MiniKeys FULL day camp is also available, at the full day camp price. 

 

 

 

Regular Full Day Camp 

Price: $695  (Family Discount: $660.25) 

Jam Band 101/Rock Write & Record Sample Schedule
9AM DROP OFF& FREE PLAY
9:15AM ALL CAMP DRUM CIRCLE
9:30AM REHEARSAL #1
11:15AM SNACKTIME
11:45AM OUTDOOR TIME & LUNCH!
12:00 ROCK CLIMB -BROOKLYN BOULDERS
1:15PM SNACK & DRUM CIRCLE
1:45PM REHEARSAL #2
2:30PM SNACK
2:45PM REHEARSAL #3
3:30PM PICK UP

 

Early Drop Off/Extended Day Pick Up

We will be offering early-bird drop-off as early as 8AM ($50 for the week) and late pick-up as late as 6PM ($75 for the week). You can do a combination of the both for $100/wk.

 

“My son’s musical confidence grew. He came home each day happy and excited, and was proud to perform on Friday afternoon.”

-Jam Band 101 Camp Dad

 

 

Camp FAQs

Can they sign up a friend?

Absolutely! As a matter of fact, we are offering “Buddy Bands” this year where you are able to find 5 friends (plus your child) and make a band for any week you’d like (or more!)

How is my child grouped into a band?

Your child is grouped by age AND ability. And yes, we welcome beginners and nurture any opportunity to explore all of the instruments. We find that to be very important for beginners and our littlest campers.

How much does camp cost?

This year camp costs $695 for one week of camp (we offer a family discount at 660.25 when you sign up 2 or more campers). MINI Keys ½ Day Summer Camp costs $362 (FD $343.90).

Can they take a private lesson?

Yes! This year we will be offering private lessons during the day as an option at 11AM or 11:30AM. Your child will still go to the park on their lesson day, just not for the full hour. We offer private lessons on Guitar/Bass, Voice, Piano, and Drums, and they’ll come in a package of 2 lessons: on MON/WED or TUES/THURS. The private lesson package costs an extra $80 on top of your camp week tuition.

Can I drop off early or pick up late?

Of course! We will be offering early-bird drop-off as early as 8AM ($50 for the week) and late pick-up as late as 6PM ($75 for the week). You can do a combination of the both for $100/wk.

Is there a concert?

At BMF we don’t have concerts, but we do have an end of the week gig on Friday at 4PM sharp, in which the campers rock out to what they’ve been working on all week!

What do they do at your camp?

At BMF Summer Camp your child spends 5 days exploring music and instruments through teacher-led, game-based music activities – a curriculum developed by our co-founders Nate and Peira. We begin each day at 9AM with a giant drum circle that includes all campers (30+!) and then we go into morning rehearsals. Mid-morning, we take a break to run around at the park and eat lunch across the street. This year, we will be offering 30-minute private lessons during this time for those of you who opt in for those; don’t worry, kids will still get plenty of park time, as the lessons are just half an hour. The in-camp private lessons are a great supplement to your child’s camp week and a surefire way to get them feeling super-confident and excited for the end-of-week gig! At noon, we head to Brooklyn Boulders to climb for an hour, then we head back to BMF for the afternoon snack and drum circle #2. After the afternoon rehearsal, there is a second snack time. We end the day with one more in-class rehearsal. 3:30PM is pick-up, and those who take advantage of our extended day program hang out until 6PM. On Friday, instead of Brooklyn Boulders, the RWR groups record their original tunes and we have a pizza party and t-shirt signing leading up to the big show!

What do they do during extended day?

Extended day is also led by a BMF staff member, but the camper has much more control over what they do and can choose from a number of activities including games, more jamming, legos, coloring, etc. By the time after-camp hits, most campers are pretty wiped out, so we don’t have too much directed learning, but those who sign up for after-camp always have a blast with one another.

Why Do Kids Love Our Camp So Much? 

Morning All Camp Drum Circle

Morning All Camp Drum Circle

Our whole camp comes together each morning for a community drum circle! 

Climb at Brooklyn Boulders

Climb at Brooklyn Boulders

All camps (*except Mini Keys & Specialty Camps*) take a break from music making to climb at Brooklyn Boulders Monday-Thursday! 

Make Music & Friends

Make Music & Friends

Campers build their musical community at BMF by playing music together and making lots of new friends.

Friday All Camp Pizza Party

Friday All Camp Pizza Party

On Friday we celebrate our creativity with an all camp PIZZA PARTY! 

End of the Week Gig

End of the Week Gig

All bands (Mini Keys & Specialty Camps too!) will have a end of week live performance for parents and friends on the BMF Mainstage! 

 

“I loved that even after the camp, she and her friends get together to write songs. They were totally inspired!”

-Rock, Write & Record Camp Mom

 

 
Summer Camp – Music, Friends & Rock Climbing

Fill Out Your Camp Forms Today!

Before you rock with us, each child needs a BMF Release Form and a Brooklyn Boulders waiver on file.

*Please note that Specialty Camps and Mini Keys Camps do not climb*

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We are located in Gowanus/Park Slope between 3rd and 4th Ave. Closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or a short walk from Atlantic Barclay’s Center. 

295 Douglass St. Buzzer #4 Brooklyn, NY
877-767-3560