Camp for Creative Kids... Songwriting, Music Games & Fun!

"Brooklyn Music Factory has made a huge difference in my daughter's life. It's such an encouraging, supportive place, and it gives kids the tools to make their own music. It also lets them experience that being in a band is for anyone who wants to do it. Thank you so much!"

- Angela, Camp Mom 

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2022 Summer Camp 

About Brooklyn Music Factory Camp

This summer Brooklyn Music Factory is once again back in action for a unique–and totally rocking!–camp experience. At Brooklyn Music Factory's summer camp, kids ages 4-12 join bands and spend their days writing songs, playing music games, and more in our fully equipped studios. In addition, campers get to enjoy free time every day getting lots of fresh air and physical activity at our neighborhood park. On Fridays, kids will record their original song to share with friends and family! (Note: OR Gig contingent on Covid) 

Jump to camp dates & details here.

Curious about how songwriting helps kids express themselves?
Check out this blog post from BMF's camp director Peira!

Build Community

... by joining a band!

Kids join our fun, music-loving community and learn how to work together in a supportive group setting. Groups are small, no more than 6 kids per band! And we have bands for total beginners and experienced musicians too.

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Nurture Creativity

... by writing songs!

Through our game-based curriculum, bands write lots and lots of original songs. There’s a special feeling of accomplishment kids get when playing a song they wrote together—and all campers get to enjoy it. No experience required!

Build Confidence

... by performing your song!

At BMF camp, campers of all ages–will get to play a gig at the end of the week for fellow campers! Kids LOVE showing off their new skills and the work they created! Performing is a fantastic way to build confidence and celebrate how far they've come!

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Get Physical

... by going to the park!

BMF is very fortunate to have a park nearby. Our kids run, climb, and play daily, and are encouraged to dress appropriately so we can go out no matter the weather.

Stay Safe

...with the BMF pro faculty.

BMF teachers and staff are trained to make camp fun AND safe for all campers. Proven safety procedures in addition to following all CDC Covid guidelines, a nut-free facility, CPR-certified leaders, and more create the safest environment possible!

Have Fun!

At BMF, we want our campers to have the time of their lives! Every activity, whether writing a song with your band or playing in the park, is designed for maximum fun!

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2022 Summer Camp Details

Summer Camp 2022 Dates

Location

Summer Camp 2022 Headquarters
Battalion Studios

175 6th St, Gowanus, Brooklyn

What are the hours? 

Primary hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Extended day hours: 3:00pm - 6:00pm,
Monday - Friday.

Please note, there is no early drop off. 

Who can join? 

Kids ages 4-12.
No prior music knowledge necessary!  

Bands

Our campers are grouped into bands according to age. There are three types of bands :

  • MiniKeys (age 4-5)
  • Jam Band 101 (ages 6-8)
  • Rock Write Record (ages 9-12).

How much does camp cost? 

Weeklong camp:
$730
Family discount: 5% off when 2+ siblings register  

Extended Day
(Monday-Friday afternoons 3-6pm)
$150 per week
$30 per day

Family discount: $199 per week for siblings 
Family discount: $45 per day for siblings 

What is the camp cancellation policy?

Cancellation received 30+ days prior to your 1st day of camp = full refund, minus non-refundable $95 deposit

Cancellation received 14-29 days prior to your 1st day of camp = 50% refund, minus non-refundable $95 deposit

Cancellation received 13 or fewer days prior to your 1st day of camp camp = no refund

Covid Policies

BMF continues to monitor guidelines and updates from the CDC, as well as state and local health officials, and is maintaining strict health measures to keep campers and staff safe.

We will enforce these safety policies to the best of our ability, as we work to ensure campers have fun making music and playing games together. We will also continue to monitor guidelines from the government and will update our policies as needed.

Brooklyn Music Factory will:

  • Require all on-site employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
  • Require all campers ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (Note: Students turning 5 will have three (3) months from their date of eligibility to submit proof of vaccination.)
  • Require face masks inside.
  • Enforce regular hand washing and use of hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Sanitize shared spaces and equipment regularly. 
  • Limit the number of people inside the studios at all times. Parents, caregivers and siblings will not be allowed in the studios.
  • Incorporate lots of outdoor time into the daily schedule. 
  • Require families to keep campers home if they are showing any sign of illness or are under quarantine for any reason.
  • Require BMF employees to stay home if they are showing any sign of illness or are under quarantine for any reason.


Note: Plans and policies are subject to change, based on evolving public health conditions and recommendations from local and national health departments.

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

-Denise, a BMF Camp Mom  

Summer Camp FAQs

  • Will teachers and staff be vaccinated?
    Yes. Brooklyn Music Factory requires all on site employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Will campers be vaccinated?
    Yes. Brooklyn Music Factory is requiring all vaccine-eligible campers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
  • What other COVID-19 protocols will be in place?
    At this time, we are prepared to follow the same COVID protocols that we did last summer—with the addition of requiring vaccines for all vaccine-eligible campers. If and/or when recommendations from the CDC and local health departments change, we will adjust the protocols accordingly.
  • Will I get a refund or credit if my child is unable to attend camp due to illness or quarantine?
    If we are able to fill your spot with another camper, we will issue a full refund. If we are unable to fill the spot, we will issue a credit to be used at a future date.
  • What will happen if a camper or staff member contracts COVID?
    We are monitoring and will follow recommendations from New York State for these sorts of circumstances and are prepared to close camp, if necessary, to protect the health of campers and employees.  
  • Will campers go to Brooklyn Boulders?
    We will not be partnering with Brooklyn Boulders at this time.
  • Will there be a gig?
    We will definitely celebrate the campers’ creativity and hard work at the end of each week. We will decide closer to the start of camp if we will have in-person gigs or instead share recordings and/or videos of their songs.
  • Do you offer early drop-off or extended day options?
    We will be offering extended day from 3:00-6:00 every day. (We will not be offering early drop-off.)
  • What safety measures are in place for Covid-19?
    We are carefully monitoring guidelines and updates from the CDC, as well as from state and local health officials, and will implement strict health measures to keep campers and staff safe. See our complete list of safety precautions here.

"My 6-year son LOVED Jam Band 101 camp. BMF provides an incredibly fun, creative and safe learning environment for kids! The staff is warm, approachable, and knowledgeable. They have so much fun with the kids. I'm thrilled to be part of the BMF community." 

-Kathy, a BMF Camp Mom  

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Questions? Contact us! camp@brooklynmusicfactory.com