Summer Camp at Brooklyn Music Factory

Brooklyn Music Factory Summer Camp 

Camp Schedule & Dates
About Our Camp

Brooklyn Music Factory + Brooklyn Boulders = The Best Summer Camp in Brooklyn!!!  

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About Our Camp


This summer Brooklyn Music Factory is once again joining forces with our neighbors at Brooklyn Boulders 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 songwriting in our fully equipped studios. In addition, campers get to enjoy free time every day at our neighborhood park and rock-climbing at Brooklyn Boulders. On Fridays, friends and family are invited to a celebratory gig--where all the bands play their original songs on the BMF Mainstage! 

We are located in Gowanus/Park Slope between 3rd and 4th Ave. Closest subway stop is the Union Street R train, or we are about a 10 minute walk from Atlantic Barclay’s Center.  

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A Day in the Life of a BMF Camper 8AM Optional Early Drop Off 9AM Regular Drop off & free play 9:15AM All camp drum circle 9:30AM Band rehearsal #1 10:15AM Snacktime! (Optional private lesson) 10:45AM Outdoor playtime & LUNCH! 12:00PM Rock climbing @Brooklyn Boulders 1:15PM Snacktime & Afternoon drum circle 1:45PM Band rehearsal #2 2:30PM Snacktime 2:45PM Band rehearsal #3 3:30PM Pick up 3:30PM- 6:00PM Extended Day Activities


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Why do Brooklyn kids love our summer camp so much? The answer is simple! Kids love to make music, write songs as a team, make new friends, and rock climb at Brooklyn Boulders, right across the street. We have the perfect camp for kids ages 4-12. 


Summer Camp Highlights 

➜ Start each day with an all camp drum circle ➜ Jam in our fully equipped music studios ➜ Lots of instrument exploration ➜ Tons of music games, of course! ➜ Outdoor playtime at the park (across the street!) ➜ ROCK CLIMBING at Brooklyn Boulders (also across the street!) ➜ End the week with a live show for friends & family ➜ Pizza party + T-shirts on Friday! ➜ For kids ages 4-12

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What Parents are Saying


"We've done camp, band lessons and private lessons. My kids love going to music class. Your teachers are relatable to both kids and parents, they know the kids by name and they make making music FUN! We love BMF!"

-Megan, a BMF Mom


" 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 2019 Dates 


Week #1: July 8-12 Week #2: July 15-19 Week #3: July 22-26 Week #4: July 29- Aug 2 Week #5: August 5-9 Week #6: August 12-16 Week #7: August 19-23 Week #8: August 26- 30

Winter & Spring Camp 2019/2020 Dates Coming Soon 


Camp Pricing


Tuition: $695 per camper per week Family Discount: 5% family discount off camp tuition when 2+ siblings are registered  

Extended hours: (8am-6pm) $100/week ($150/week family rate for 2+ kids) Learn more about extended day 

In-Camp Private Lessons: $80 for two 30-min lessons  

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: 


Private Lesson Packages

Two 30-min lessons during your child's camp week for just $80! Available instruments: piano, bass, guitar, drums, or voice.  

In-camp private lessons happen Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday of your camp week. The lessons take place mid-morning, after the first band rehearsal of the day. 

These lessons are a great way to:  

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  • Explore a brand-new instrument!
  • Dig deeper on an instrument your child already loves!  
  • Get confident and ready for the end-of-week camp gig by working one-on-one with an expert music teacher.  
  • Enjoy a sneak peek at the private lesson experience at BMF before you register for the fall!  

 

➜Your child will NOT miss out on any jamming, outdoor fun, or rock climbing.  

➜Your child WILL love getting some one-on-one time on their favorite instrument with one of BMF’s super-dedicated, super-fun teachers! Book now--spots are limited!  

Email: Hilary@brooklynmusicfactory.com for availability and to sign up!  

Camp FAQs


What are your camp hours? 

Our camp runs 9am - 3:30pm Monday-Friday*. We offer extended day options from 8am-6pm. *Friday afternoon is the 4pm camp gig, which lasts about an hour. The Friday MiniKeys gig (for campers ages 4-5) starts at 3:45pm and lasts about 15-20 minutes. 

Can my child sign up with a friend? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, we offer “Buddy Bands” 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? $695, with a 5% family discount off of your total tuition if more than one sibling signs up.  

 

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 

Can my child take a private lesson? Yes! We offer 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 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 offer extended day options with drop-off as early as 8AM and late pick-up as late as 6PM ($100 for the week). The Extended Day early drop off/late pickup is ONE service, and includes Monday-Thursday, as well as Friday morning. (Friday afternoon is the 4pm camp gig, no extended day available). Click here to learn more about extended day! 

*Please note our late pickup policy: If a camper is picked up after 6:05pm, a late fee of $1 per minute will be charged to the credit card on file.  

Does my child need to bring a lunch? Yes! Kids need to bring lunch + 2 snacks

Does my child need bring an instrument? Nope! Our band studio is fully equipped and ready to rock!

What should my child wear to camp? Relaxed clothing that allows them to move freely and easily...and please bring a change of clothes, just in case they play in the sprinklers at the park!

 Is there a concert? At BMF we don’t have formal 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, songwriting 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 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.  

We offer 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 kids do during extended day? Extended day is led by a BMF staff member. Students first have some personal down time after camp. There are group activities including jamming together with the teacher, creating artwork, and playing group music games together. We offer extended day hours as one service. Drop off Monday-Friday as early as 8AM and late pick-up (Monday- Thursday) until 6PM. Cost: $100 for the week.

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Let's Make Some Music!

Questions? Contact us! camp@brooklynmusicfactory.com

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Already registered? Fill out your camp forms here:

Complete the BMF Waiver: Liability, Consent to Treat, Medical Needs A/V Release Form here:

BMF  Waiver Form

Have you already completed the release form and only need to upload immunization records for your campers? Please do so here:

BMF Immunization Uploader

Fill out your Brooklyn Boulders climbing waiver here:

Brooklyn Boulders Waiver
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We are located at 600 Degraw between 3rd & 4th Ave in Brooklyn, NY  

Gowanus • Brooklyn  

The closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or we are a 10 minute walk from Atlantic Barclays Center.

Contact Us!

 877-767-3560  

info@brooklynmusicfactory.com