Camp Lesson Plan Made Easy

I kicked off my summer camp workshops last week! I wanted to share how easy it is to create a lesson plan for a summer camp using the resources you might already own. For this post, I will be giving an example of an easy composer camp that can be created by Composer Time Capsules and the Composer Who Am I bundle and because my email subscriber freebie for May, June and July are Composer card sets, let’s throw those in as well as an “if time” activity. (If you missed subscribing to my email list before May 1st, no worries- you will get a new password in the June 1st newsletter and the May composer set will be there for you to download as well. After August 1st, they will only be available as a bonus inside the summer camp course)

First, let’s take a look at how many activities you have to work with…

There are 3 activities you can do with each Composer Time Capsule.

  • Go through the Time Capsule cards
  • Match Game
  • Kahoot Game

The Composer Who Am I bundle includes:

  • Who Am I Board Game
  • Who Am I Matching Game
  • Who Am I Trivia Game
  • Who Am I Coloring Pages

Composer Cards (email freebie- sets available in May, June, and July)

  • Composer Match-Up (details are shared when you go to download the freebie)

With these activities, you can easily create anywhere from a 4-8 hour camp, possibly even longer if you want to add other resources you already have sitting around.

So how do you go about putting these resources together for a camp? I’m going to show you! It’s super easy! Currently, there are over a dozen time capsules to choose from with more on the way as quick as I can add them. If I were doing a 4-hour workshop, I would want to pick approximately 6 composers to learn about. Keep in mind this is approximate and anything can be adapted.

Composer Lesson Plan-

Hour 1- 

Composer 1

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 2

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Hour 2- 

Composer 3

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 4

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page (optional- this is a good time for a snack break if students are with you all 4 hours in 1-day)

Hour 3 

Composer 5

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Composer 6

  • Go through Time Capsule Cards
  • Play Kahoot Game
  • Who Am I coloring page

Hour 4- 

Composer, Who Am I?

(Best to go ahead and separate the 6 composers you learned about and use those cards in the games. You may also like to use a few others in there that you didn’t go over just for “learning as you play” purposes as well)

  • Who Am I Matching Game
  • Who Am I Board Game
  • Who Am I Trivia Game

If Time-

(I always have an “If Time” activity in case there is any extra time in the end)

  • Play Composer Match Up Game

 

Easy, right? Now if you are wanting to do a longer camp, just add more composers! Approx, 2 composers per hour.

If you found this post helpful or you never ran a music camp or workshop before, you may also be interested in the course, Make More, Teach Less: A Comprehensive Guide to Running a Music Camp or Workshop. Take 10% off when you use the code: TPTSAVINGS

Remember if you want those FREE Composer Music Posters that can be converted into composer cards, just subscribe to my email list and the next password to download them will be shared on the 1st!

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