The camp

The Blaine Harbor Music Festival and Camp is excited to offer a live camp program for 2024. All classes taught by our world-class faculty. Students will be able to choose from 4 programs of study: Instrumental Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop/Rock Performance/Songwriting and New Horizons, which is a program for orchestral and non-traditional jazz instruments. Each student may choose one class per period. Boarding facilities at Camp Horizon are available for overnight students. All boarding students will enjoy staying in a safe, supervised environment. 

Length of Program:
6 Days
Program Dates:
July 7 - 13, 2024
Age Range:
12 - 20 years old
Tuition:
$800
Boarding:
$650
Private Lessons:
$40 for a 30 min lesson
*1 private lesson per instructor

A Typical Camp Day:

8:30 - 8:45
General Meeting
9:00 - 11:45
Large Ensembles
12:00 - 1:00
Students are bussed to G-Street Plaza, Public concert, students return to classes
1:15 - 2:25
Small Ensembles
2:30 - 3:30
Electives
(Dinner, Boarding Activities)
Day students may leave unless they have an obligation
6:45 - 9:00
Evening concert - all students

Large Ensemble
Classes

Big Bands
New Horizons
Jazz Choir
Let's Rock

Small Ensemble Classes

Jazz Combos
Songwriting
New Horizons
Jazz Vocal Soloing

Theory Classes

Jazz Theory/Comp
Music Theory

Electives

Music of Miles Davis
American Music History
Composition
Trad Jazz

Boarding Info

Boarding Students will be housed at Camp Horizon, a decommissioned US Army Radar facility approximately 10 minutes away from the Blaine School Campus. Campers will stay in a refurbished barrack building. The facility is clean, safe and allows for 2-3students in a room. Daily bus transportation to and from the Blaine Schools will be
provided. Boarding students who arrive at camp in their own cars are asked to leave their vehicles parked at Camp Horizon and not use them for the duration of the BHMF Camp week.

The Blaine Harbor Music Festival provides Counselors and supervisors who are with the students at all times when they are at Camp Horizon. Additionally, there is a night watchperson who is on patrol throughout the evening hours. While we have our own building, there are usually other camp groups who are housed in other barrack units.


On a typical day, a bus will pick up Boarding Students at Camp Horizon at 7:15 am. They will be taken to the Blaine School District, and they will have breakfast. They will be joined by their day-student counterparts at 8:30 and they will proceed with classes and activities until 3:30 pm when the day students are free to leave. From 3:30 until 5:30pm, Boarding students may have lessons or combo rehearsals, or they may participate in other activities offered by BHMF.

At all times, they are in a supervised environment, and they are not permitted to leave the Blaine School Campus.
Dinner is provided for Boarding Students at 5:30 pm. Following the meal, the campers prepare for the evening program which usually ends at 9:00 when the Boarding Students are bussed back to Camp Horizon.

A few weeks prior to camp, Boarding families will receive a mailing specifically detailing what to bring (and not bring) to their BHMF experience.