African Music & Dance Camp – 1/2 Day via Zoom
Morning sessions (9:00 am – 11:30 am) are geared for ages 7-10, while afternoon sessions (1:00-3:30 pm) are geared for ages 10-13. The Sunday before camp starts, we will provide a marimba, mallets, and an mbira for your camper to use for the week (pick up is @ Kutandara).
Campers will need to return equipment Kutandara on Friday each session after camp hours. Equipment will be disinfected on Saturdays using a mild bleach solution.
Amy Stewart McIntosh and Randy McIntosh, camp directors, have been teaching summer camps at Kutandara since 1999, and have recently become online teaching gurus with the unexpected pandemic circumstances!
Marimba Busking Camp – Full Day
For now, we are putting our busking camps on hold while we see where our physical distancing can get our communities. If the Colorado Department of Public Health lifts their recommendation about young people socializing and spending time together, we will offer these camps, but if not, you will just have to wait until next summer!
Our marimba busking day camp allows preteens and teens to work in small groups to create cool marimba arrangements, and then earn their very own money performing on Pearl Street Mall.
Money Management + Gifting Mentality
We meet at Kutandara in the mornings and then travel by RTD bus to spend most afternoons on Pearl Street Mall together playing and earning tips…to spend on treats or take home and save. Kids learn performance, audience interaction, money management, and decision-making skills.
Our staff members are experienced teachers and young adult students at Kutandara, and our camper to staff ratio never exceeds 4:1. Amy Stewart McIntosh and Randy McIntosh, camp directors, have been teaching summer camps at Kutandara since 1999.
Week 1 is full-day marimba, singing, and dance immersion camp, while week 2 is a jam-packed performance schedule at Zimbabwe public and private schools. Participants will be placed in homestays with Winad student families. The tour culminates with a group outing to Lake Kariba.