Camps & Retreats

PBA offers two week-long summer camps and three weekend retreats for various age and experience levels. All provide a safe, nurturing environment for boys to build relationships, learn personal responsibility, develop their musical skills, and enjoy the outdoors. This is a great way to keep students mentally, physically, and artistically engaged during school breaks, getting them excited about the arts and going back to school. Led by choir alumni counselors and PBA’s world-class staff, choristers enjoy as much fun and learning, in one week, as they would experience in two months of regular rehearsals!

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Watch this video to follow the action from the boys' point of view!

 

DAY CAMP FOR NEW OR RECENT BEGINNERS
July 30-August 3, 2018

Pacific Boychoir Academy’s Day Camp provides a fun, safe, educational environment for boys ages 5-10 years to play, build relationships, learn to collaborate and develop their musical, and social skills. Guided by PBA’s highly qualified staff and alumni counselors, boys learn with hands-on Orff instruments, Kodaly games and activities, music theory, and vocal coaching. The camp also includes team-building games and exciting off-site adventures, including swimming, hiking, bowling, and more!

 

LOCATION
Pacific Boychoir Academy, 215 Ridgeway Avenue in Oakland, but our daily adventures take us all around the Bay Area on very own charter bus.

 

SCHEDULE
Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, 2018. 9am-4pm, with extended care available from 8am-5pm.
• AM Activities: Orff ensemble, Kodaly instruction, music theory coaching, and vocal development classes.
• PM Activities: bowling, USS Potomac, Crab Cove, outdoor daytime camping experience, and swimming.

 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
$460 due in advance with the registration form. PRINT THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE or REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Extended day care can be invoiced after camp at an additional $10 per hour. Lunch not included – please provide your own bag lunch. Contact us to arrange a payment plan or invoicing if necessary. Please submit check or cash to Pacific Boychoir Academy, 215 Ridgeway Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 or pay online via PayPal "Friends and Family" (no fee) option to accounting@PacificBoychoirAcademy.org.

 

CONTACT
Camp Director Stella Brown, 925-588-8375, StellaB@PacificBoychoirAcademy.org
or Pacific Boychoir Academy main office at 510-652-4722, Info@PacificBoychoirAcademy.org
 


 

OVERNIGHT CAMP FOR ADVANCED PBA CHORISTERS
August 4-11, 2018

http://www.pacificboychoiracademy.org/sites/default/files/docs/Camp%201.pdf

Camp is an integral part of the PBA program where boys immerse themselves in the music and learn, in one week, as much as they learn in two months of regular rehearsals.  Working on repertoire for the coming year and getting small group lessons in music theory.

Camp is a lot of fun! With all of the non-stop activities, boys will come away with strong friendships and stories to last the whole year. To name a few:

campfire,
capture the flag,
movie night,
scavenger hunt,
arts & crafts,
skit night,
banquet, and
of course pool time every day (2 certified lifeguards).
Aside from music, we work with boys on a range of skills like leadership, manners, self-management, conflict resolution, tie-tying and even things like how to change a tire.

The Counselors are all PBA Alumni, that's why we work so well with the boys. We remember how we could not wait to return to camp as choristers and work hard to give the boys an amazing time. We know how to handle homesickness, integrating new choristers, conflict resolution, and support friendship building.

The music staff consists of Andrew Brown, Marcia Roy, Stella Brown, Jonathon Hampton & Steve Blum.

There is still space to register, don't miss out!

If you want more information, or have any questions, look out for messages from the Camp counselors on the PBA Facebook page or contact the Camp’s director Seth at campdirector@pacificboychoiracademy.org !

PBA's Overnight Camp is held at the beautiful Bishop's Ranch, an Episcopal retreat center in Healdsburg, CA in Sonoma.

We will update MemberHub with the Camp Guide and packing list as we get closer to Camp!

Click for the Camp Registration Form Counselors for the camp have all been in a boychoirs themselves. They are alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy, the American Boychoir School, or the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and are veterans of the camp and choral experience, making for a tremendous experience, comfort, and fun for all!

REGISTRATION FORM HERE

@PacificBoychoir