Over the course of the year we support summer, winter and March break music camps a Hart House Farm located in Caledon Hills on the ridge of the Niagara Escarpment. Funds given by The Minstrel Foundation to The Dixon Hall Music School for these camps are used to cover the fees to book the farm, buses to get to and from camp, music teachers to run the camps and of course groceries to feed the campers!

dixon hall summer music camp at hart house farm


DIXON HALL march break music camp

at hart house farm

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DIXON HALL HEATHER BRYANT christmas music camp at hart house farm


Each year the Minstrel Foundation sends over a dozen students at the intermediate and advanced levels to one week at the National Music Camp in Orillia which is held for two weeks in August divided between Junior (grades 3-8) and Senior camps (grades 8-12). Our students mix with a large demographic of students from across Canada and are taught by a very accomplished faculty of over 40 music teachers and professional musicians assisted by over 30 music staff from Universities and Colleges. In addition to over 3 1/2 hours of music lessons each day, students enjoy swimming, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, wall climbing, zip-lining, trapezing, tennis, soccer, basketball and arts & crafts. Campers sleep in cabins, enjoy meals together in a large dining hall and use a number of rehearsal halls and spaces and perform in a large theatre/concert hall. The National Music Camp is an extraordinary opportunity for students from our inner city music programs to live with and be motivated by other youth with a variety of aspirations and accomplishments.