I signed Melia up for Sing the World Green camp because it sounded like a lovely, thoughtful blend of singing and environmental stewardship. It turned out to be all of that and more. The campers also learned beatboxing and sign language. They climbed trees and played in creeks. They created beautiful nature art and made new friends. Melia declared it the best camp of her life!
Crystal, a happy parent
We signed our daughter up for the Sing the World Green class this year, but due to the pandemic it was done virtually. It was a fantastic experience for our daughter still. The combination of music, art, science, and so much more made for an amazing week. Our daughter was super disappointed when we found out the whole week wouldn’t be in person, but the virtual experience was so well organized and planned that it was still a highlight of the summer. She loved learning about pollinators and their role in our world and is already excited about taking the class again next year. We cannot recommend this experience highly enough!
Nathan and Julie Courkamp, parents of a happy camper
My 9-year-old daughter participated in her first "Sing the World Green Camp" this summer and even though it was virtual do to COVID-19, it was AMAZING! The preparation that Mrs. Self and Mrs.Gardner put into this camp went above and beyond my expectations. The engagement online was fun and active, the 1-day in-person meeting was safe, fun, and included lots of learning and exploring. If this is what this camp offers in a virtual way, we can't WAIT until next year when it's an in-person camp! We will definitely be back next year!
Sara, a happy parent
I really recommend this camp! I used to be very scared of bees and other pollinators and this camp changed my perspective and made me want to save bees and other pollinators more then I did before! I am so happy that I did this camp! The camp counselors, Mrs. Self and Mrs. Gardner made the camp even better! It is a very calming camp! The outdoor day was really AWESOME hopefully COVID-19 will be gone, so the camp can be in-person and not online next year. I am sooooo doing this awesome camp again!
Greta, a happy camper
One day in March, my son came home from school very excited about a music camp. He rarely asks for anything but was adamant about coming to this event. Though he is not the best singer out there, I could tell how happy he was every day of this camp. He enjoyed the creativity in activities, the group element and learning about pollinators from the Butterfly Pavillion, despite being in quarantine! He loved planting the flowers, and was so excited when he learned that they were his to keep. Thank you for a wonderful week, I know he will carry these memories forward. It has positively impacted him.
Donna, a happy parent of a happy camper
Original Sing the World Green
Amy Self has composed some delightful pieces for children’s choirs which deliver meaningful text on environmental matters of great importance. Her seriousness of purpose, appreciation for beauty in nature, and devotion to care of the earth shine through in engaging and tuneful songs which arouse both thoughtfulness and musicality in our students. Among a beautiful and challenging set of pieces learned by my recent Honor Choir students, “What a World” was a clear favorite, resulting in heartfelt, artistically-gratifying performances of this piece. As an elementary music teacher, Amy Self brings mastery-level knowledge of appropriate music for young voices to each piece so that her music is leveled to challenge, delight, and make clear connections with concepts which are central to learning objectives and the elementary music curriculum.
Marilyn Pitcairn, M.A., Adams 12 general music teacher
Amy has created some amazing music that we have been so happy to use in our school. My favorite is "A Rainbow on My Plate.” Our school promotes living a healthy lifestyle, and as part of that, we promote healthy school parties and making good choices for lunch, both in what kids bring to school and the options they can choose from. One day during a grade-level lunch group, the students told me I did not have a rainbow on my plate. Students have taken the song and its message to heart. Amy has created catchy tunes with healthy messages. I can't wait to see what else she brings us. We are so lucky to have her at our school!
Janice Carrel, Learning Specialist, Thornton, CO
The Sing the World Green late-start choir at Creekside Elementary was intensely popular. Amy ended up with triple the enrollment than was expected. The parents were really excited and the kids had so much fun. The whole community rallied around what she was doing.
Luisa Rodgriguez, Boulder Valley elementary music teacher