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Summer Camps and Programs for Kids & Teens at Mason

Summer Arts at Mason

Every year from June through August, GMU's Potomac Arts Academy hosts "Summer Arts at Mason" - an extensive array of engaging and enriching summer programs at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (near Washington, D.C.).

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SUMMER CAMPS 2014 - Summer 2015 updated January 15th!

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Ovations Summer Strings Academy
Ovations Summer Strings Academy  June 25-July 1 GRADES: 7-12
Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Players - experience unique chamber music repertoire, full string orchestra rehearsals, and a final performance!
Mason Summer Jazz Workshop
Mason Summer Jazz Workshop  June 22-June 27 AGES: All Ages*
Join the members of Metropolitan Jazz for an intense week of combos, big band, improvisation, master classes and more - instrumental & vocal!
Summer Game Institute at Mason
Mason Game & Technology Institute  June 23-August 8 AGES: 9-18
Computer game and techie enthusiasts - learn the fundamentals of designing a computer game, creating apps, game modding, game art & more!
Summer Musical Showcase
Summer Musical Showcase  June 23-June 28 AGES: 7-18

Explore musical theater/ Broadway classics, with voice, dance and acting coaches - ending with a full-length showcase presentation!
Summer Music Adventures
Summer Music Adventures  June 23-July 11 AGES: 3-7

Young children will have a blast exploring a wide variety of musical ideas such as rhythm and melody, along with intro to instruments, art projects & more!
Acting For Young People Drama Camps
AFYP Summer Acting Camps  June 30-August 1 AGES: 5-18
Aspiring actors - join this award-winning summer drama camp from AFYP. Multiple one-week camp options - plus aftercare available!

Children's Choral Camp at Mason
Children's Choral Camp  July 14-July 18 GRADES: 4-7
Young kids will have lots of fun singing while learning proper vocal technique, sight-singing, 2-3 part harmony & more in a variety of styles!

Guitar Summer Workshop at Mason
Guitar Summer Workshop  July 7-July 18* AGES: 13-Adult*/ 8-12
Start learning acoustic guitar this summer with "Guitar Essentials", or more experienced players can join the Guitar Ensemble - ALSO Ukelele Adventures!
Summer Composition Workshop at Mason
Summer Composition Workshop  July 7-July 25 AGES: 13-25
Musicians - explore classical composition and orchestration techniques, notation software, music technology, improvisation, songwriting & more!
Film & Video Production Camp
Film & Video Production Camp  July 7-July 25 AGES: 12-18
Immerse yourself in the creative and exciting world of filmmaking, from concept to finished film, presented by GMU Film & Video Studies Program!
Summer Violin Voyages
Summer Violin Voyages  July 14-July 18 AGES: 5-8

Young violinists - come on a violin adventure. Learn foundational violin techniques through fun summer-themed activities!
Summer Art Camps
Summer Art Camps  July 14-July 25 AGES: 6-12

Young aspiring visual artists - come to Mason's School of Art for two weeks of fun projects, skill-building, art history and more!

Photography Workshop at GMU
Photography Workshop  July 14-July 25 AGES: 13-18
Experience the magic of creating photographs and seeing them develop before your eyes - no camera or previous experience is required!
Summer Piano Camp
Summer Piano Camp  July 14-July 25 AGES: 6-9

Explore how to play the piano, along with basic musical concepts and ideas in this fun, one-week summer-themed piano adventure!
Summer Dance Intensive at Mason
Summer Dance Intensive  July 20-August 3 AGES: 15-22
Dancers - make the leap from student to artist. Intended for intermediate to advanced dancers - presented by GMU School of Dance!
Mason Summer Percussion Workshop
Summer Percussion Workshop  July 28-August 1 AGES: 13-18
Percussion players - enjoy clinics, master classes, and percussion ensemble rehearsals designed just for you - presented by GMU Percussion Studies!
Woodwind & Brass Camp
Summer Woodwind & Brass Camp  July 28-August 1 GRADES: 4-6

Middle School students - get a head start on your school band program by trying out various instruments and presenting a final performance!
Paul Rolland Strings Method Workshop
Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop  July 28-August 1 AGES: 9-Adult*
High school string musicians - learn correct motion patterns and playing free from excessive tension. ALSO: New Youth Camp for Ages 9-12!
Advanced Actors Showcase
AFYP Advanced Actors Showcase  August 4-August 10 AGES: 11-18

A one-week intensive for the more experienced student, culminating in a wonderful production where everyone's talents are utilized!

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