Summer Camps 2018

Download the registration form online here

Welcome to the eighth edition of La Petite Fanfare’s day bilingual music camps!

This year, the camps will adopt a new formula: six one-week camps camps for young people who love music, singing, rhythm and movement. The camps are offered, run and managed by La petite fanfare music school.

Camp dates

  • Camp 1: from July 2 to July 6
  • Camp 2: from July 9 to July 13
  • Camp 3: from July 16 to July 20
  • Camp 4: from July 23 to July 27
  • Camp 5: from July 30 to August 3
  • Camp 6: from August 6 to 10 (camp is open on Aug 6)


Each one-week camp, including instrument lessons and childcare service: $240. Number of campers is limited to 20 per camp, on a first-came first-server basis. The camps are held at École du Grand-Boisé, 135 Scott Rd, Chelsea (Highway 5, Exit 13).

Choose your instrument: piano, violin, guitar or ukulele

Childcare service

Childcare service are offered Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The cost of the service is included in the registration fee.

The camps

Since 2005, La petite fanfare has been a provider of quality music teaching in the heart of Chelsea. Its day camps aim to pursue this tradition of quality.

La petite fanfare music camps in Chelsea are bilingual one-week day camps for children
aged 5 to 12 (age on Sept. 1). Each child  develops his or her taste for music and improves his or her instrumental abilities. Every day, a private class gives the camper the possibility to progress in the practical knowledge of his or her instrument of choice.

Using École du Grand-Boisé’s facilities and grounds on Scott Road, in Chelsea, La petite fanfare music camps provide a positive, creative and safe music learning environment.


The camp’s regular activities comprise instrument learning, choir practice, and rythm workshops. Physical activities and games are held outside everyday.

Beginner musicians: the child explores one instrument of his or her choice. Each day s/he attends a private class with a music teacher and takes part in small ensemble workshops. The child dominates the core competencies of his instrument by the end of the camp. The teachers are the regular teachers of La petite fanfare. The instruments are provided by La petite fanfare.

Experienced musicians: children who already play continue their instruction. This instruction is in the form of private lessons and small groups of instrumentalists. The teachers are the regular teachers of La petite fanfare. The instruments are provided by La petite fanfare.

Workshops: choral singing and rhythmics as a group

Each day, all children discover their inner singer through choral singing workshops. These workshops teach breathing technique, active listening and voice placement. This is when we learn some of the songs that will be incorporated in the musical show at the end of camp. Children also learn various rhythms by using their hands, feet and some percussion instruments. Here as well, the rhythms that have been learned are integrated into the final show.

Music is fun

Let’s not forget that summer also means holiday time. Several times a day we play outside. We have the schoolyard and the woods at the back of the school to ourselves! We try to integrate rhythm and music into games. Music really is fun!

Registration details

To register, please download the registration form print and fill out one copy for each child registered.

The form(s) may then be mailed or delivered to La petite fanfare (513 Hwy 105, Chelsea, Qc, J9B1L2) with a recent picture of the child and the chosen payment. Registration fees are payable at registration time. Differed forms of payment are possible — cheque, interac email, cash. Cheques will bear the date of June 1 at the latest. Deferred payments can be organized. Registration fees include course materials and the loan of an instrument at camp as well as child care services.

Any questions about fees, content, or any topic, please call La petite fanfare.


Until June 1, there is no charge for cancelling out. After June 1, 10% of the paid fee will not be refunded. A change of camp does not carry extra charge.


We have a position available for a bilingual counsellor. POSTITION FILLED. THANK YOU
Requirements: at least 16 years of age, musical knowledge, a desire to work with children, good imagination, sound understanding of both official languages, and a great sense of humour.
For more information or to apply, please call La petite fanfare at 819 827 4007.