DMC offering summer programs for children

Matthew Tamez

With a long summer ahead of them, the Del Mar College Continuing Education and DMC Music departments have set up programs to keep kids active.

High school aged stringed instrument players have been invited to play during the DMC Chamber Orchestra’s summer concert. The concert is scheduled for June 23 in Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building at East Campus. Rehearsals for the musicians will be held every Thursday from June 1-22. Registration will be $40. Students or parents looking for more information should contact Todd Ehle at 698-1223 or

The Del Mar Vikings Kids Camp will be from June 12 to July 21. This program will help students to sharpen their skills and meet new people in the process. Classes are offered in weekly sessions with each weekly session being $75. Registration is at the DMC Center for Economic Development at 3209 Staples. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for students grade third through fifth and 1-4 p.m. for sixth through eighth. For more information, contact the college at 698-1328 or

June 12-16 will be the 46th annual Del Mar College Vikings Band Camp. It will be held at the Fine Arts Center in Richardson Performance Hall. The camp is open to students grade seventh through 12th. This year’s camp includes honor and concert bands, a percussion ensemble, a brass ensemble, a woodwind ensemble, a jazz band and various music chamber ensembles. Auditions for ensemble and chair placements will be held on the first day. Early registration is $150 through the first day of camp. Participants will receive a DVD of the final concert performance and a T-shirt. Lunch will be provided each day. For more information, contact Abel Saldivar Ramirez at 698-1608 or

June 19 to July 27 will be the Del Mar College Technology Camp. Students will have an opportunity to explore various areas of computer use. Sessions will be held at the Center for Economic Development at 3209 Staples. Students will gain advanced knowledge and training with high-tech programs that will teach them how to created and design the own apps, programs and animations. Tuition is $130 for each weekly session. Registration is already underway at 698-1328 or

Lastly, from June 26-29 will be the All-State Choir Camp at Del Mar College. Students entering grades nine through 12 can enroll. Participants can expect sectional and full choir rehearsals and expert instruction. There will be a beach party, talent show, movies, a dance and karaoke. Formal activities including rehearsals and classes will be at the Fine Arts Center Music Building. Tuition is $185 on or before June 12 with a $40 late fee after the deadline. For more information contact Greg Graf at 698-1352, 573-915-2109 or

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