Remember it’s Marimba! (Grades 7-10)

Is it a xylophone? No! Is it an mbira? No! It’s a Marimba! OK, so what’s a marimba? It’s a
percussion instrument similar to a xylophone that students create in this musically inclined
class. Budding musicians will begin by becoming acquainted with a marimba and how it
works. Shorty there-after, students will begin construction on their very own 8 note marimba
using shop tools and specially selected tone wood. Throughout the week, participants will
craft, test, and tweak their instrument until it produces the desired musical effect, all along
learning about some of the science and math behind the music. Then, if all goes well,
students will demonstrate their musical prowess to other campers by putting on a short show.
No musical experience is needed to participant in this class. Warning to parents:
Everyone camper gets to take home their marimba.



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General Information

  • Boys & Girls • Grades 1-12 • Half- and Full-day camps • Weekly May 28th – August 16th
  • All camps are only one-week long, Monday-Friday, but most are repeated multiple times throughout the summer.
  • Drop-off and pickup between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at no extra charge; earlier and later times by request for $5 per half hour per child per day
  • Most camps are half-day, but two half-day camps are often combined for a full-day camp. Lunchtime supervision provided; bring your own lunch.
  • Full-day camps: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm • Half-day mornings: 8:30 am –12:00 pm • Half-day afternoons: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Half-day camps range in price from $195 to $325 per week and full day camps from $390 to $695 per week.
  • Small class size and personalized instruction.
  • If you find a class full, please register on the wait-list so that we can contact if you if space becomes available. We do our best to accommodate wait-listed students, who will be given priority if we are able to add another section of the class. We will then be in touch to confirm our ability to register your child.
  • If any class has not met the minimum of three students required for the class to run by one week prior to the start date, we may cancel the class to free up the instructor and class space for other classes which may have waiting lists. Should this need to happen, we will inform affected families immediately.
  • Use the grade your child will be entering next fall to determine age appropriate camps.
  • There are no classes on Memorial Day or July 4th-5th. The prices have been adjusted for the shorter camp weeks.
  • Newton’s Attic supplies the computers for all computer based classes.

Summer Sessions