Songs of Hope

More Than a Camp

Girl performingSongs of Hope™ is more than a camp, it’s a performing arts project that stresses real-world performances, with a continuous history since 1991 of producing popular, award-winning concert tours performed by young people from countries all over the world.

A Change to Open Enrollment

From 1991 to 2008, the project organizers carefully selected the kids who would perform, and you were only part of Songs of Hope™ if you were invited. Today, there is an open process for anyone who wants to be part of this extraordinary international, artistic experience. We call Songs of Hope™ a camp because it is, but a main focus is and always will be on the creation and performance of a concert of high artistic quality.

Traditional Camp Activities

For those of you who are here because you’re looking for a performing arts camp that also offers a great summer camp experience, Songs of Hope™ gives you many traditional activities: craft-making, travel, cultural outings, individual projects, free time play, swimming, sports, and just plain fun.

The Arts Mixing with World Cultures

Songs of Hope™ is first and foremost a performing arts camp, and it is so much more! It is difficult to describe the experience until you have lived it, but we can tell you:

  • Something magical happens when you join motivated young people from countries worldwide.

  • Something transformational happens when you meet your roommates from different countries.

  • Something meaningful happens when you become part of a supportive team of young artists.

  • Something confidence-building happens when you perform in a concert of high artistic quality.

  • And finally, something inspiring happens when you step on stage with the goal of making people believe in a better world.

Girl dancingWe are very proud to say that our Songs of Hope™ performers move audiences, depart each summer feeling a sense of real accomplishment, and return home with friends from countries all over the world.

 

Sounds of Hope, Ltd. is a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Finalist. NAHYP Awards are sponsored by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.