"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
... by playing a gig! At one day and weeklong camps, campers of all ages will perform their original songs with their bands in front of a cheering—and VERY SUPPORTIVE—crowd. Kids LOVE showing off their new skills for friends, family, and each other.
... 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 rockers too.
... 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!
... by climbing at Brooklyn Boulders and going to the park! BMF is very fortunate to have Brooklyn Boulders right across the street and Thomas Greene Park on the corner. Our kids run, climb, and play daily, no matter the weather.
...with the BMF pro faculty. BMF teachers and staff are trained to make camp fun AND safe for all campers. Proven safety procedures, a nut-free facility, CPR-certified leaders, and more create the safest environment possible!
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 writing songs 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 will resume in-person camps as soon as doing so is safe for both campers and staff. We are tentatively planning for our One-Day "School's Out" Songwriting Camps in the fall and will post updates here later in the summer.
We are located at 600 Degraw St. between 3rd and 4th Ave in Brooklyn. (Right across the street from Brooklyn Boulders!)
Primary hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Extended day hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Kids ages 4-12. No prior music knowledge necessary!
MiniKeys: Ages 4-5
Jam Band 101: Ages 6-8
Rock Write Record: Ages 9-12
Our campers are grouped into bands according to age, with no more than 6 kids per band. There are three types of bands - MiniKeys (ages 4-5), Jam Band 101 (ages 6-8), and Rock Write Record (ages 9-12). All bands rock climb*, and all bands write & perform an original song! Our Rock Write Record bands record their original song on Fridays before the camp gig!
*One-day camps do not include rock climbing. Spring break does include rock climbing.
Weeklong camp: $695 One-day camp: $149 ($119 for families enrolled in bands &/or lessons at BMF) Family discount: 5% off when 2+ siblings register
Extended day (weeklong camps): $100 ($150 for 2+ kids) Extended day (one-day camps): $25 (or $35 for 2+ kids)
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:
The oldest camp group will mentor the younger students as part of their camp week. Our older campers will still join a band, write a song, and perform as in previous summers. However, in addition, they will mentor younger campers on the instrument(s) they specialize in.
The older, more experienced students will learn how to articulate to others what they have learned (an important skill!) and will also have the opportunity to be leaders at camp for the first time.
Tuition: $695 per camper per week (Click here for one-day camp pricing.) 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
"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
Location - Gowanus
We are located at 600 Degraw between 3rd & 4th Ave in Brooklyn, NY
The closest subway stop is the Union St. R, or we are a 10-12 minute walk from Atlantic Barclays Center.