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National Youth Music Camps
The NATIONAL YOUTH MUSIC CAMPS were founded by Dr Avril Dankworth in 1970 on the grounds of The Stables Theatre, near the home of Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine. Since their beginning, the camps have been the highlight of the summer for many musical young people aged 8 to 17. Campers travel from throughout the UK and abroad to be part of a week-long musical experience that at once inspires, challenges, thrills and delights its young participants. From orchestral playing to jazz improvisation, from harmonica sessions to steel pan performance, from music theatre production to recorder and rock ensembles, the National Youth Music Camps have it all.