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Summer Music Day Camp!
1997 – 2016

After 18 years of Summer Music Day Camp (of which the last 15 have been held at All Saints' Church in Downtown Windsor), we regret to announce that we are unable to offer Summer Music Day Camp this summer 2016. We are grateful for the many wonderful campers and staff that have participated over the years and thank God for this music outreach and ministry to youth. It is our sincere hope that Summer Music Day Camp may be offered again in the future. Thank you to All Saints' Church for use of the church facility and church staff for your assistance. We will keep the camp web-site up and running for any future announcements. Stay tuned and we hope to keep in touch. Take care and God Bless.

Sincerely,

David B. Weaver
Summer Music Camp Director



  1. A note from the Director
  2. Music Camp 2015
  3. New for this year
  4. Camp Overview
  5. Sing!
  6. Map
  7. Final Gospel Concert
  8. Pre-Register for Camp 2015! – PRINT, COMPLETE & MAIL IN!
    • Part 1 Registration Form
    • Part 2 Activity Permission Form
    • Part 3 Camper Agreement Form
    • Note: REGISTER by JUNE 30, 2015
  9. Photo Gallery
  10. Sample Programmes
    • 2008 Programme
    • 2004 Programme
    • 2003 Programme
  11. History
  12. Contact Us
  13. About Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

A note from the Director

At Summer Music Day Camp,

"We Love Kids!"

This is a summer day camp with a difference...
bringing the heart of the Gospel to the heart of the city
through the joy & gift of music! We are blessed with a
staff of qualified & caring people with a heart for kid's
ministry. Please not that all camp staff have been
police screened.

We extend a warm welcome in the name of the Lord
to all regardless of background or church affiliation. We
hope our 2015 Music Camp will be an encouragement
and outreach to our community. We are grateful to the
generosity of All Saints' Church and those who have
given sacrificially to help make this programme possible.

Join us for an exciting and uplifting musical
experience. Hope to see you at "the Saints" this summer!

Photo of David Weaver

David Weaver, Camp Director/Conductor


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Music Camp 2015

Summer Music Day Camp Bus Logo

at

All Saints' Church
City Hall Square
350 Downtown Windsor
N6B 1J4

519-253-8001

for
Ages 9 to 19

Sunday, August 16, 2015
thru
Friday, August 21, 2015

Limited to 60 campers


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NEW!

Please Take Note for 2015

NEW!
  1. Summer Music Day Camp Early Registrations are now being received until June 30th, 2015. Please register early so we can order music and plan appropriately. The Camp tuition fee this year is $145.00. Please print the registration Form and mail in to the Church Adress on the form.
  2. Please note the new schedule this year with Camp starting on Sunday afternoon August 16 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for a special introduction session - get your photo taken, get all your music and have the first rehearsal of all the music for the week. Doors will ope at 2:30pm on the Sunday so come early to meet and greet!
  3. The camp concert this year will be on Friday night August 21. You will receive your camp T-shirt on Friday for the concert.
  4. We are planning field trips for the afternoons. These are subject to change. As it stands now, here is the following schedule for after noon field trips:
    MondayBowlingRosebowl Lanes
    TuesdayWindsor Aquatic Centre
    WednesdayPoint Pelee
    ThursdaySpecial musical surprises planned
    FridayEarly dismissalEvening Concert

Last year was another outstanding camp and we are simply amazed at the wonderfully gifted young musicians that join us every year! Thank you for sharing your talent and we hope you will join us this year for another great week of music, fun and friendship! Summer Music Day Camp - Our 18th year! God Bless!


Camp Overview

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For young people between
the ages of 9 & 19
Sing with us this summer!
Typical Daily Activities:
  • Choir Rehearsals
  • Sectional Rehearsals
  • Bible Study
  • Games and Activities
  • Special Events
  • Free Refreshments
Plus...
 
  • Art Gallery of Windsor
  • Bowling
  • River Cruise
  • Swimming
  • Point Pelee
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Highlights:
  • Meeting New Friends
  • Exciting & Fun Music
  • Great Outings
  • Improve Your Musical Skills

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Sing!

S I N G !

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his
presence with singing.

Psalm 100: 1-2

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing and making melody
in your heart to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:19

"Gospel" means Good News! And, what a
Privilege it is to proclaim the Good News of
Christ through the gift and joy of music. The
Artistic & Support Staff of our 2015 Summer
Music Day Camp
are committed to helping
each of our choristers improve their musical
skills while performing inspiring music from
our rich Judeo-Christian heritage...everything
from traditional classics to contemporary!
Something for everyone!

Campers will be accepted on a first come, first
served basis. Only 60 places are available.
Applications must include full payment to be
considered complete. Registration forms
available in the All Saints' Church Office,
Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

Tuition fee: $145.00 (until June 30th)
  • includes cost for all outings
  • bus transportation
  • snacks/drinks
  • official camp T-Shirt
  • official camp portrait
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Map

Here is a couple of maps to help guide you to All Saints'
and City Hall Square in downtown Windsor.

Map of downtown Windsor


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Final Gospel Concert


Celebration Choral Concert
Inspirational Music!    Youth Choir & Guests    David Weaver, director

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:15pm
All Saints' Church    330 City Hall Square Windsor    519-253-8001
Admission: Suggested Donation $10 Adults or $20 per family
All are Welcome!    A Windsor Summer Tradition!    Air Conditioned!

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Pre-Register for Camp 2015!

Registering is easy, just download the Adobe Acrobat file by clicking on the button below, print it out, fill in the blanks and mail it in with your payment! Or if you prefer, you can drop it off at the church.

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If you are having difficulty viewing the registration form, please see our section on obtaining or upgrading your Adobe Acrobat Reader, free, down below.


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Photo Gallery

It's here!

The photo gallery is now online and shows all sorts of
people and places and things we do!

Enter Here!


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A Brief History of Summer Music Day Camp

Summer Music Day Camp had its official start in the Summer of 1997 and grew out of the Day Camps that had been a yearly tradition at Campbell Baptist Church in Windsor since the 1970's. For years, campers came from across Windsor and Essex County from a variety of churches and different backgrounds to enjoy a week of Bible Study, Games, Afternoon field trips and music. Camp Director David Weaver (since 1994) saw the need to refine the focus of the camp as a ministry training opportunity for Youth in addition to being a week of fun activities. A noted South Western Ontario conductor and music educator, Mr. Weaver gathered together some of the finest musicians and teachers in the area with a passion for church music and youth ministry and started the first edition of Summer Music Day Camp in 1997. The vision for the camp was to introduce children and youth to inspiring music from our Judeo-Christian heritage - Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs from our past as well as the best contemporary worship music from the present.

During each camp week, campers learn approximately 18 exciting choral selections - everything from Gregorian Chant, to Bach, to the latest Gospel and Modern Worship Music. Campers learn the fundamentals of good vocal technique and musicianship. Also they learn the importance of serving the Lord with their gifts and talents. The goal is to provide a stimulating week for campers to refine their skills and most importantly to improve their walk with the Lord. Then, after the week, we encourage each camper to return to their home churches and share the skills they have learned with their own worship community, whether it be in a children's or youth choir, a worship team, or musical ensemble at school or in the community.

Over the past 10 years, we have commissioned Brian Usher of Alpha Music Studios to create fresh and new orchestrations for traditional Sunday School songs and Hymns and we have been delighted to present these classics to a new generation of singers. Each year we gather fine musicians from Windsor, Detroit and London to create our Summer Music Day Camp Orchestra to accompany our Camp Choir. This is a special opportunity for the youth to perform, many for the first time with an orchestra. The results of the week are truly amazing with usually over 100 musicians joining forces to present an exciting final concert on the last Saturday night of camp for parents and friends to attend.

In 2001, change was in the air and the Lord brought us to move this Youth Church Music Camp to the wonderful facilities at All Saints' Church in beautiful City Hall Square in Downtown Windsor. The church staff have been most supportive and helpful in this minisrty. Every year the camp has grown and more and more youth from across the region come each summer for a fun week of music, friends and spiritual growth. The Summer Music Day Camp Family includes so many wonderful volunteers and helpers. . Also, each year dozens of generous donors and community partners contribute financially to help keep the camp tuition fees at an affordable level. Over the past 4 years we have been using Canterbury College at the University of Windsor to house some of our counselling staff and guest artists.

It is hard to believe 14 years have gone by so fast! We are planning a very special camp this summer that will feature the best music from the past 10 years plus some exciting new music that will become instant favourites.

We are looking for Young people Ages 9 to 19 to join us this summer for a great musical experience and for staff and alumni to assist with leadership for this year's camp week. Come joins us to "Sing and Celebrate"!!

Please visit our web-site for more information and for Registration Forms. The Summer Music Day Camp Office is Open daily from 9am until 1pm - phone 519-253-8001. Ask for Joan!

We hope you will join us for our 18th Anniversary Celebration Camp Week August 16 to 21, 2015!! Don't miss it!!!



Summer Music Day Camp Themes over the years:

  • 2015 -
  • 2014 - God Cares for You!
  • 2013 - Remote Control - Don't be Remote from God
  • 2012 - Diamond Jubilee / Behold He Comes
  • 2011 - In the beginning was the Word
  • 2010 - Sing for Joy!
  • 2009 - Hosanna!
  • 2008 - Soli Deo Gloria
  • 2007 - Sing and Celebrate!
  • 2006 - Journey of Praise
  • 2005 - Draw Me Close
  • 2004 - The Lord is My Shepherd
  • 2003 - Make a Joyful Noise
  • 2002 - Above All, In All, Through All
  • 2001 - 2001 - A Faith Odyssey
  • 1999 - Y2K - Say Yes to the King
  • 1998 - What Would Jesus Do?
  • 1997 - Lord Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
  • Day Camp Musicals 1994-1996
  • 1996 - Toys and Treasures
  • 1995 - Creation Sensation
  • 1994 - Don't Give Up!

Some of our notable staff, guest artists, and clinicians over the years:

  • Ed and Elfrieda Reimer
  • Dan Macaulay
  • Jerry & Joan Potma
  • Craig Robertson
  • Rebecca Collishaw
  • Prof. David Palmer
  • Rev. John Brownhill
  • Bruce Rutter
  • Yuli Tschen
  • Mari Voelker
  • Daniela Marentette
  • Rev. Bill Gray
  • Jason Cross
  • Brian & Lynda Wiley
  • H. B. Beal Singers
  • Grant Van Dyke
  • Rev. Jim & Lois Thomson
  • Elspeth Maynard
  • Jeff Wilkinson
  • Windsor Symphony
  • Peter & Ruth Wiebe & Family
  • Rev. Brian Horobin
  • Joel Hastings
  • Christine Gardine
  • University Of Windsor
  • Paul Mak
  • Dr. William & Mrs. McConkey
  • Deborah McConkey
  • Andrea Dewhurst
  • David Weaver

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Contact Us

Mailing address: All Saints' Anglican Church
330 City Hall Square W.
Windsor, ON
N9A 1J3
Phone number: 519-253-8001
Fax number: 519-253-3102
Email: Paul Mak, Web Master

Please note, there are still some updates to be made to the website for 2016, notwithstanding the directors note.


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