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Welcome to National Youth Music Camps


National Youth Music Camps are on the move!

For 49 years the National Youth Music Camps have been an inspirational experience for young musicians

NYMC entered a new chapter in 2019 as they  moved to an exciting new location at Pipers Corner School in Buckinghamshire.

As camps enter their 50th year we are delighted to be returning to Pipers Corner School for a second year.

The dates for the 2020 Camps are as follows:

Teenage Camp 1: Sunday 26 July to Saturday 1 August

Teenage Camp 2: Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 August 

Junior Camp: Sunday 9 to Saturday 15 August   

Applications for 2020  will open soon - watch this website for news


Why did Camps change location in 2019?

Until 2018 the camps took place over three weeks in the school summer holidays at The Stables Theatre, Wavendon near Milton Keynes, with camping in an adjoining field and using all The Stables' facilities for the many and varied musical, performing and other activities that make up Camps.

It was essential to the camps that they  could use the field next to The Stables for camping and other activities. However The Stables never owned the field, and unfortunately as result of the land being zoned for development of housing, the field owners decided to sell to developers. Without a solution to the on-site camping and the disruption this year from the new housing developments we reluctantly decided that the Music Camps would not work at The Stables 2019. However, rather than give up, we were determined to find a new location that would keep the Camps alive.

It was vital that the new location offered the chance to keep the ingredients that make Camps such a special experience – connecting with the outdoors, room for camping, a fantastic venue to perform in, great spaces and places for all the musical and other activities.

And so we were delighted to be hosted in 2019 by Pipers Corner School in Buckinghamshire and to be returning there in 2020.