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Summer Camp for youth

From June 23 to August 17, 2024
(2-week stays)

A memorable experience on an enchanting site!

The summer sessions of the Camp musical Père Lindsay give young musicians aged 8 to 17 the opportunity to broaden their horizons and have fun, exploring and sharing various facets of music, all in a natural setting with lake and forest. The CMPL's mission is simple: to make music and share it in a spirit of fun. The Camp musical aims to give musicians a global vision of music by helping them discover more than just the repertoire linked to the instrument they play.

The formula developed by founder Fernand Lindsay has remained much the same over the years: young people end their stay thrilled, promising to return to Lac Priscault, which they do in large numbers.

With a unique program of musical, artistic and recreational activities, camp manager Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse, experienced teachers and enthusiastic counselors offer a memorable vacation filled with discoveries, encounters and magical moments!

To find out more about the mission, principles and values of Camp musical, click here here.

Summer sessions

Session 1

June 23 to July 6, 2024

Age : 8 to 16 years old

Instruments : piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitare, flute

Session 2

July 7 to 20, 2024

Age : 9 to 17 years

Instruments : piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitare, flute, recorder, harpsichord, lute

Session 3

July 21 to August 3, 2024

 

Age : 9 to 17 years old

Instruments : piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitare, harp, clarinet, saxophone, percussions

Session 4

August 4 to 17, 2024

Age : 9 to 17 years old

Instruments : piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussions

Classes and activities

Choir

As tradition goes, each day begins with a choir lesson involving all campers accompanied by the camp counselors. Some of the choral pieces practised are performed at the final concert, and are recorded and sent to parents at the end of the stay.

Opera

Each summer, campers have the opportunity to study a lyrical work that will be presented the following year at the Opéra de Montréal. During the year, they are then invited to attend the dress rehearsal of this work at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

Orchestra and chamber music

The orchestra is offered mainly to the most advanced students during the second week of the stay, following informal auditions. Chamber music groups are also formed among the most motivated campers, after discussion with their teacher.

Theatre workshops

This workshop gives campers the opportunity to engage in group games, improvisation, pronunciation and presentation exercises.

Repertoire

Each day, a period is set aside for listening to a variety of musical works. During this time, they discover the repertoire of one of the Orchestre Métropolitain's concerts in the 2024-2025 season, which they are then graciously invited to attend.

Private lessons

Each camper is supervised by an experienced teacher for forty minutes a day, in one or two sessions. One or two periods of individual practice follow, depending on the musician's level. Additional practice time can be arranged on request with the teacher.

Dance

One period of the day is reserved for group dance. A choreography specially created for each age group is worked on throughout the stay so that campers can perform it for the other campers.

Visual arts workshops

This workshop gives campers the opportunity to explore a variety of creative media and techniques, as well as learning about the plastic approach of different visual artists.

Session 1

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Voice
Guitare
Flute

Session 2

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Voice
Guitare
Flute
Recorder
Harpsichord
Lute

Session 3

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Voice
Guitare
Harp
Clarinet
Saxophone
Percussions

Session 4

Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Flute
Clarinet
Saxophone
Oboe
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Percussions

*Subject to change depending on the number of registrations.

The Camp musical takes meticulous care to select excellent teachers who are as much performers as they are teachers, and who are committed to helping young musicians progress, without pressure or competition.

The Camp allocates teachers according to the number of registrations per stay, and tries to respect allocation requests as far as possible. Should it not be possible to assign the desired teacher, you will be notified. Please note that the list of instruments offered and the list of teachers are subject to change depending on the number of registrations.

Daily schedule example
Campers are divided into 6 groups according to age and level of musical experience. Class and workshop schedules vary by group. Here's a sample schedule:

  • 7:15 AM: Wake-up call
    7:45 AM: Breakfast
    8:15 AM: Choir
    9 AM: Private lesson or practice time
    9:45 AM: Repertoire
    10:30 AM: Dance
    11:15 AM: Visual arts
    12:00 PM: Free time
    12:30 PM: Lunch
    1:15 PM: Down time
    2 PM: Opera
    2:45 PM: Private lesson or practice time
    3:30 PM: Free time
    4:15 PM: Theatre
    5 PM: Sports
    5:45 PM: Mini concert
    6 PM: Diner
    7 PM: Game with camp counsellors 

Détail des sessions musicales offertes au Camp musical Père Lindsay

Campers will have the opportunity to attend and participate in several concerts during their stay:

  • Pre-Dinner Concerts : Every day, during the period before dinner, campers can present a piece or number of their choice, solo or in a group in front of all the campers.

  • Concerts by guest artists : Campers will have the chance to attend two varied concerts by professional artists. 

  • Mid-term Sunday concert : Parents can visit their child during their stay, on mid-camp Sunday. A musical gathering is planned for 11:30 a.m. during which some campers will perform solo or in groups. Then, parents are invited to bring a picnic to dine on site and enjoy the area as a family.

  • Teachers' concert : Scheduled for Wednesday evening of the 2nd week, the teachers' concert is open to parents and guests who wish to attend.

  • End of camp concert : To end the stay in style, a concert is held at the Saint-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez church on the last Saturday of the stay, at 11 a.m. Choir and orchestra tunes and some camper performances will make up the program.

To see the full programming, click here.

  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Volleyball

  • Basketball

  • Soccer

  • Other activities with camp counselors

Registrations

*Preferential price for registration completed and paid before May 1, 2024. 

Prices include taxes.

Session 1

1600$*
1550$*

Session 2

1615$*
1565$*

Session 3

1615$*
1565$*

Session 4

1645$*
1590$*

Siblings: A $150 discount applies to all additional registrations from the same family unit.

 

Additional session: A $150 discount will be applied to those wishing to register for two summer sessions.

The Fondation Père Lindsay, the Fonds Germaine-Gibara of the Foundation of Greater Montreal, Destination C.A.M.P. and other generous donors support a program designed to help low-income families.

 

 

For more information and to apply, please visit this page. Conditions apply.

Registration is not official until full payment has been received. The cost of the stay includes a non-refundable deposit of $150.

If you wish to receive a Relevé 24 pour Frais de Garde, you must provide your social insurance number in the secure registration platform. These statements will be available in your online account by the end of February of the year following your child's stay. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when this is the case.
 

Please note that the amounts paid for stay fees are divided into two categories:

  • Childcare fees applicable on RL24;

  • The balance of applicable fees for obtaining the tax credit for artistic activities, as evidenced by your official receipt.

 

The percentages, corresponding to the childcare portion and the portion for the artistic component (teacher, teaching, etc.), vary from year to year and will be confirmed when we send you your tax documents.

Please note that the maximum deductible child care expense according to Revenu Québec is $125/child/week. The amount of living expenses we enter on the R24 usually exceeds the maximum deductible. That's why we encourage you not to forget to also claim the credit for artistic activities when preparing your income tax return. For many years, we have followed the recommendations of our chartered accountant on this subject, who knows Camp and the tax rules that apply.

For more information on the Relevé 24, please visit the Revenu Québec website.

Need help registering? Consult one of the following guides:

Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone at (450) 755-2496 or by e-mail at secretariat@campmusicalperelindsay.com if you have any questions or require assistance.

Useful information

IIn order to fully enjoy the stay, the CMPL offers a disconnected
environment to campers. It is therefore forbidden to bring electronic
devices such as cell phones or tablets
, except for those with a single
function (e-reader, metronome, camera, instrument tuner, etc.). 

Camp musical is committed to the health and safety of its campers. Please read the following documents:

Unless something changes, the instructions concerning the prevention of the spread and the management of the symptoms of covid-19 on the camp site are those that apply to the general population and the school environment. Camp musical is committed to following all sanitary instructions in the best interest of all.

Parents are invited to visit their children during their stay, on mid-camp Sunday. There will be a musical gathering at 11:30 a.m., either indoors or outdoors. For your comfort, we recommend that you bring beach chairs. In case of rain, or depending on the program, the gathering could also take place in the auditorium. This day is also a great opportunity to bring what you need to picnic at Camp musical with your child, or to go off-site for a family activity. Please note that the cafeteria is reserved for staff and campers only. Campers must be back by 4:45 p.m., and parents by that time. Counselors will organize activities for campers whose parents are unable to visit.

 

NOTE: Pets are not allowed on site at any time.
 

Professional concerts are other opportunities for relatives and friends to visit campers, depending on the epidemiological situation prevailing at the time. The program will be posted around May. Admission: $10/person (free for the camper).

All campers are expected between 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on the opening Sunday of the session.

An instructor will be at the entrance to the site to welcome you, show you where to park and which chalet to go to. There you can meet your child's counselor and choose a room and bed. Campers and their families are free to explore the site until 5:30 p.m., when supper is served to campers in the cafeteria.

A tour of the facilities for new campers and their families will be led by the camp manager in the afternoon.


NOTE: pets are not allowed on site.

For further information on pre-arrival arrangements, please consult the stay guide.

To round off your stay in style, a concert will be held at Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez church on the last Saturday of your stay. For this occasion, you're invited to come to Camp Musical from 9:30 a.m. to pick up your child(ren) and all his/her belongings (please note that we don't return forgotten items). Then head to the church together by 10:45 a.m. at the latest. The concert starts at 11 a.m. and finishes around 12.30 p.m. The program will include choral and orchestral tunes, as well as some campers' performances. 

 

 

For more information on the departure day, please consult the stay guide.

Lodging

Campers are accommodated in 4- to 8-bed rooms in the Azimut, Grand Air, Horizon, Villa d'eau, Nid d'aigle and Arc-en-son cabins. Maximum summer capacity is 140 campers.

The Camp allocates cottages according to age group and number of registrations per stay, and tries to respect friends' requests as much as possible.

Photo gallery

  • How many clothes should I pack? Is the laundry room accessible to campers?
    Please note that the laundry room is not accessible to campers and their families. Please bring clothing for the duration of your stay or make a clothing exchange at the mid-camp visit.
  • What is considered appropriate clothing for the final concert?
    There is no strict dress code for the final concert. It's not necessary to dress in black. Simply prepare clean, tasteful clothes in which your child will be comfortable. (A dress, short-sleeved shirt, etc.)
  • How do I reserve my child's room so that he can be with his friends?
    The Camp allocates campers to chalets according to age and gender, and tries to accommodate pairing requests made on the registration form. The choice of rooms and beds is left to the discretion of campers on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive, campers can reserve a room and bed, and set up their personal belongings in it.
  • Do you think you can offer teachers for all instruments?
    This will depend on the number of registrations for each instrument. If there are very few registrations for a particular instrument, we'll suggest that you move on to an available session, or we can suggest that you work with an experienced generalist teacher who can offer sound advice.
  • What level of proficiency is required to take part in the camp?
    We welcome young people of all levels. Although a basic knowledge of the instrument is preferable, we occasionally welcome motivated beginners. Lessons are private and young people are not in competition with each other.
  • Do we need to bring our own instrument?
    Yes, we have a good supply of pianos (!), but for other instruments, campers must bring their own. Please let us know when you register, as we can help out in certain cases.
  • How do you deal with campers who are apprehensive about their first two-week stay away from home?
    New campers sometimes miss their parents if it's their first time away from home. Our team of experienced counsellors is used to dealing with this kind of situation to reassure the youngsters. If necessary, the camp leader will contact you so that you can talk to your child on the phone. We recommend that parents of young campers send them a letter and visit them on mid-term Sunday. We encourage you to discuss this with your child before the trip. Please note that we only refund stays for medical reasons.
  • Can my child contact me during their stay?
    Campers can visit the reception desk during office hours. The camp manager will assess needs and contact you so that your child can speak to you on the phone, if necessary.
  • How can I reach my child during their stay?
    You can send a letter or postcard to your child at 100, rang Petit Beloeil, Saint-Côme (Québec) J0K 2B0. We cannot guarantee that he or she will receive it before the end of his or her stay. You can also write to the camp manager to ask for news of your child if you are worried at chefdecamp@campmusicalperelindsay.com. In an emergency, you can also contact the reception desk at 450 883-6024.
  • What certifications does Camp Musical and its team have?
    Camp musical adheres to the highest standards of safety and best practices, both for its clientele and its employees. It follows the certification reference framework of the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ) and the Corporation de l'industrie touristique du Québec (establishment no. 612555), and has drafted several policies related to its activities, notably in the area of harassment prevention. Camp musical is recognized and supported as an arts training organization by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, and has been awarded the "Accessible" rating by the Kéroul organization, as a tourist establishment adapted for people with reduced mobility. The team of instructors is trained in the DAFA (Diplôme d'aptitude aux fonctions d'animateur) program, as well as in first aid. Among them are lifeguards who supervise swimming periods.
  • If the health situation deteriorates between now and the start of the chosen session, can I cancel and get my money back?
    Should Public Health directives make it impossible for campers to participate, the stay will be refunded on a pro rata basis for the remaining days. Please refer to the Refund and Cancellation Policy.
  • Do you manage the use of prescription drugs?
    Yes, the counselors will do it if necessary, or even the Health Supervisor, as the case may be. Parents must complete the health form when registering for the activity to ensure proper care. For further details, please consult the Procedure for the distribution and administration of medicines. 
  • My child takes medication. What follow-up is done during his stay at Camp?
    PROCEDURE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES
  • How do you manage food allergies?
    The Camp musical offers a nut and peanut-free environment. For other food allergies or intolerances, please indicate this on the registration form. In the case of complex allergies, the Camp reserves the right to ask parents to provide prepared meals to ensure the child's well-being and safety. These will be kept in the cafeteria.
  • Is it possible to register for a one-week stay only?
    Priority is given to registrations for two-week stays. From May 1, it will be possible to register for a one-week stay only in the first session, if places are still available. To join the waiting list for a one-week stay at the first session, please contact the secretariat. We will contact you if a place becomes available.
  • My child is registered and wants to go to camp with a friend who is not. If the chosen session is full, can I get a refund?
    We prefer to look for solutions: for example, we could place both young people in the same available session. It's also a good idea to join the waiting list for a full session, since places may become available between now and the date of the stay. If your friend is unable to register for the same session, we can assure you that your child will be well looked after and will have a great time!
  • My child is 7. Can I register him/her for the first session?
    If your child is accompanied by an older sibling and you are certain that he or she will be able to participate in a two-week stay, it is possible to make an exception for the first session only by discussing it with the camp director. Please contact us: secretariat@campmusicalperelindsay.com (450) 755-2496 However, please note that in our experience, it's much better to wait until your child is 8 years old. The daily schedule is packed and young campers get tired quickly, especially as the first session starts just after school ends.