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Welcome to National Youth Music Camps

Watch this space for news of Camps 2019 and beyond.

We hope to have news in early December.

Camps are changing

For 48 years the National Youth Music Camps have been an inspirational experience for young musicians. The Camps have traditionally been held over three weeks in the school summer holidays at The Stables Theatre, with camping in the field next door and using all the facilities of The Stables for the many and varied musical, performing and other activities that make up camps.

The camps have been able to take place because we have been able to use the field next to The Stables for camping. 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.

We are working to find an alternative way of providing the Camps to continue the tradition of an accessible, inclusive summer music residential experience for young people. We hope to keep offering two Teenage Camps and one Junior Camp, but the exact dates depend on the availability of other sites and facilities. 

We want to try and to keep to the same pattern of dates over the summer holidays - which in 2019 would mean 28 July–3 August for T1, 4-10 August for T2 and 11–17 August for Junior. Please note that these dates have still to be confirmed - we will post news as soon as we are able to do so.