Music, camp, community in the hills of St. Joseph Island, Ontario
Summer camp!! What’s the first thing you think of? OOOHHH bugs! Gross food! Tiny cabins! Wild kids! HOW BORING! It’s ever kid’s worst nightmare and every parent’s summer dream. Well guess what? This past summer...the first two weeks of August,,,,it happened to me!!Yes there were bugs!! Yes we were wild!! Yes the cabins were small!! But YES!! Those first two weeks turned out to be the greatest fourteen days of my entire life!!
AMC means community. It’s a place where I met so many kids like myself who love and enjoy music the same way I do. It’s a place to grow and learn. AMC builds friendships and helps people from all over come together and celebrate the amazing talent within all of us
I started attending AMC when I was 8 years old. The faculty and other campers were a second family, who not only opened my eyes to the joy of making music, but also to the joys of nature, friendship, cooperation, leadership, and laughter (and perogies with sour cream and bacon). All year long, I’d count down the days until I got to go back. I can’t imagine a childhood without AMC.
Algoma Music Camp was a formative part of my childhood. Not only did I learn about music and musicianship, I quite genuinely learned about life, the universe, and everything. It’s a special place and it has to be experienced to be believed.
I was lucky enough to attend AMC for six summers while growing up; throughout those years I made lifelong friends and learned important life lessons. I am still in touch with most of my friends from AMC 20 years later and put to use those lessons learned daily.As soon as AMC ended each year the count down to the next year of camp would start immediately. Looking back on my time spent there I can proudly say those are some of my fondest memories of my childhood. I hope AMC will be around for another 50 Years because I can’t imagine a world without this amazing place in it.
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