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Spend two weeks in one of Europe's most beautiful countries! Begin with a tour of Prague and continue a ten day camp in a small Czech town making friends and music with band and orchestra students from around the world.
Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The program will begin with a four day tour to Prague, Czech Republic. We will see famous music sites, museums, go to concerts, and enjoy hiking to castles and other outdoor adventures. The last ten days will be spent at Fine Arts Camp Europe - Czech Music Camp for Youth. The camp was founded in 1997 by Mr. Walter Marek. He has served as a treasurer of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan since its beginning in 1966, and created a similar camp with an international twist in his native country. His nephew, Mr. Josef Kušicka, spent 6 summers at Blue Lake as a student and counselor, and is the director of the camp in Horní Jelení, Czech Republic. At the 10 day Czech Music Camp for Youth, you will: * Have intensive morning and afternoon band or orchestra rehearsals, sectional practice, and technique classes * Choose an elective from: individual practice, jazz band, music theory, choir, or art * Participate in group recreational activities and sports * Have a concert or recital of camp staff and student ensembles each evening * Enjoy evening entertainment such as a talent show, dances, camp fire, and games * Make friends from around the U.S. and around the world! Join over 100 students from around the world for band and orchestra camp!

Spend two weeks in one of Europe's most beautiful countries! Begin with a tour of Prague and continue a ten day camp in a small Czech town making friends and music with band and orchestra students from around the world.

What’s Included: * 10 day band and orchestra camp, including all rehearsals, electives, and activities * 4 day tour of Prague, including music history lectures * Entrance fees into major tourist sights * Tickets to 2 professional concerts * All transportation in the Czech Republic * Accommodation in student lodging or hotels * Breakfast daily and several group dinners on the tour; all meals and snacks during camp * One camp uniform t-shirt * U.S. band director as 24-hour tour leader * Pre-departure information and arrival orientations Airfare, some meals, some optional entrance tickets, extra camp uniform shirts, personal expenses, and health and travel insurance are not included.
Setting Description:
Prague, Czech Republic One of Europe’s most beautiful cities with castles, magnificent churches, and music at every turn. Horní Jelení, Czech Republic - Fine Arts Camp Europe Enjoy a small Czech village in a forest setting with camp cabins or dorms. Enjoy sports, hiking, and swimming. A covered amphitheater provides the stage for evening concerts!

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