The Rock Garden is a performance-oriented music experience for student-musicians that celebrates the joy of music-making in a rigorous yet non-competitive environment. Our summer music program under the direction of Camp Director Peter Delaplane is a two-week intensive music experience during which students learn what it’s like to be a part of a band as they prepare for a showcase at a local venue. Frequently our showcases are held at World Cafe Live! in Philadelphia and may also include a studio recording session. Mornings are spent practicing and rehearsing as a group, and afternoons are spent in a variety of ways, such as specialty workshops and non-musical activities ranging from field trips to ultimate frisbee! The content of our programs is driven by the needs and interests of our participants. Please note: At least one year of lessons or equivalent experience is required. Campers may enroll for either the first week or the second week only for a prorated fee. Extended Day is available during the week of July 11 - 15. Bus transportation to and from Center City is also available during the week of July 11 - 15 (only) for $100 provided 17 other campers sign-up for this transportation on or before June 20.