Join us for a week of creativity, songwriting and nature!

“Easily the best camp of the summer.

She loved it!” 

- Dan, parent of an EMS camper

Summer Camp Details

Camp Hours: 9am-3pm

Cost: $500/week

Age: 6-12

See FAQ section below for more information!

Summer Camp Weeks:

Week 1 July 8-12 (Ages 6-9) All girls week!

Week 2 July 15-19 ˆ(Ages 7-9), 2 spots left

Week 3 July 22-26 (Ages 6-7) 1 spot left

Week 4 July 29- Aug 2 (Ages 9-12) 2 spots left

Week 5 Aug 5-9 (Ages 7-9)

Week 6 Aug 12-16 (Ages 7-9)

Week 7 Aug 19-23 (Ages 9-12) All girls week

Minimum 20 hours a month

What to expect at our

summer songwriting camp

In one week our campers write and record an original song together as a team, then give a fun performance for family at the end of the week! Your child will get to explore and try out the band instruments–piano, guitar, drums, bass and singing with a microphone. Beginners are welcome!! :)

Kids also learn communication within a band setting, fundamentals of rhythm, melody and harmony, and will leave our camp with new songwriting tools and ideas they can use to continue writing their own songs at home!


In addition to daily band rehearsals, music activities and games and outdoor free time, our campers enjoy a daily nature hike.

Summer Camp Sample Schedule

  • 8:55am-9:05am - Drop off

  • 9:05-9:15am - Morning band meeting

  • 9:15-10:00am - Morning rehearsal

  • 10:00-10:15am - Snack & break outside

  • 10:15-11am - Songwriting activity/instrument workshop

  • 11:00-11:30am- Group music game

  • 11:30am-12pm - Lunch outside

  • 12:00-12:45pm - Hike

  • 12:45-1:00pm - Art/Free time

  • 1:00-1:40pm - Afternoon rehearsal

  • 1:40-2:00pm - Individual instrument guidance/songwriting

  • 2:00-2:35pm Afternoon rehearsal 2

  • 2:35pm Wrap up, band goals, Free outdoor/art time

  • 3:00pm Pickup

“My daughter had so much fun at summer camp,

being part of a band,

writing songs, and performing

them at the end of each week.”

- Jamie, parent of an EMS camper

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child already need to play an instrument?

No, beginners are welcome!

Can my child bring their own instrument?

Yes, many kids choose to bring their own instrument to camp, however we have plenty on hand to play!

What is the summer camp registration process?

First, submit your summer camp week request, where you'll let us know how many weeks total you would like, and which weeks you are available.

Second, we form bands from the inquiries we receive based on age and availability. Third, we will email you your camp weeks along with a deposit request. Submit your deposit(s) within 48 hours to confirm your camp week(s). Full tuition is due by June 1, 2024.

Do you offer a family discount?

Yes, we offer a 5% sibling discount. Each additional sibling gets 5% off of their camp tuition.

How big is your camp?

We cap enrollment at 8 kids per camp week.

What time is drop off/pick up?

Drop off begins at 8:55am. Pickup is 3pm sharp.

Do you offer early drop off or extended day options?

No, not at this time.

Are you offering summer private lessons?

No, we are not giving private lessons over the summer, however you may join our waitlist for Fall 2024 here.

Can my child sign up with a friend?

Yes, if we have availability. Please include any details in your camp request.

Is there a waitlist if my preferred camp week is full?

Yes! We will add campers to the wait list on a first-come-first served basis.

When is camp tuition due?

A $100 deposit per child per camp week is needed to confirm your spot. Full tuition is due no later than June 1, 2024.

Can I get my camp deposit back if my plans change?

Yes, you may request a deposit refund until June 1, 2024. After June 1, 2024 camp deposits are non-refundable.

What kind of payment do you accept?

We accept payment by check made to East Mountain Studios LLC;

or by Venmo. If using Venmo there is a small processing fee.

Kat and Stephen Selman East Mountain Studios

About Our Camp Team

Kathryn & Stephen are a husband and wife team who met teaching music at the same school in Brooklyn.

Kathryn is a vocalist who plays piano and ukulele. She holds her masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas. She was previously a summer camp manager in Brooklyn for over 55 kids per week! Kathryn loves writing songs with kids and encouraging their creativity through music.

Stephen grew up playing and studying guitar, but his current obsession is drums. He holds a degree in Songwriting and Guitar Performance from Berklee College of Music. Stephen is our main summer camp teacher, and expertly guides our bands to their Friday show!

Together, they founded East Mountain Studios in 2019 as a creative space for students of all ages to explore music, build confidence and self expression.

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