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Summer Music Day Camp!
1997 – 2018

Please stay tuned for information regarding a camp reunion day in Summer 2018 – details to be announced soon.


David B. Weaver, Summer Music Camp Director


  1. A note from the Director
  2. Camp Overview
  3. Sing!
  4. Map
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Sample Programmes
    • 2008 Programme
    • 2004 Programme
    • 2003 Programme
  7. History
  8. Contact Us

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 2018 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!

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David Weaver, Camp Director/Conductor

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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
  • Art Gallery of Windsor
  • Bowling
  • River Cruise
  • Swimming
  • Point Pelee
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  • Meeting New Friends
  • Exciting & Fun Music
  • Great Outings
  • Improve Your Musical Skills

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

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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 21 years have gone by so fast!

Please visit our web-site for more information.

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

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Paul Mak, Web Master

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