SYMPHONY ON THE GEAUX
Symphony on the Geaux (formerly known as Culture Camp), is a 3-day mini camp held in conjunction with Boys Club/Girls Club of Baton Rouge. Each summer, the Baton Rouge Symphony League partners with Boys Club & Girls Club to coordinate and provide volunteers for a 3 day “camp within a camp”. Members of LJA (Les Jeunes Amies), volunteer before and during the camp with hands-on support of the event. This project directly supports the BR Symphony League’s mission of “fostering music appreciation among children” by providing a fun, hands on set of camp activities introducing symphony, dance, and music related arts & crafts during the camp session.
Some of the activities include:
• Meet the conductor – where they learn about instruments and can touch and play on real instruments
• Create DIY Drum Kit / Guitar / Maracas
• Music history activity pages
• Learning a Hip-Hop dance routine
• Receive a craft book with a set of supplies that can be used for school
This in person camp has positive reviews from both the participants and the volunteers! For 2022, the camp was held June 6th, 7th and 8th and reached 50+ campers in 3rd-4th grade.
MY SYMPHONY FUN BOOK
In 2021, due to Covid crisis, the annual camp sponsored by BRSL was unable to be in person. Undaunted, the camp was re-envisioned to provide an activity kit and school supplies to children while they attended summer camp.
Through a generous Community Assistance Fund grant from the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Symphony on the Geaux was able to distribute 100 additional activity kits to Boys & Girls Club locations in Baton Rouge. Thanks y’all!