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About Our Camp

Nestled by the Jemez River in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, Hummingbird Music Camp gives every child an opportunity to grow as an individual, a team player and as a fine musician under the guidance of a talented and nurturing staff.

This safe and lovingly structured social environment provides a home away from home for children to express themselves and their talents. This is accomplished through hard work, practice, and bonding with new friends. Removed from city congestion and distractions, these growing children have the opportunity to sleep in a dorm with their new buddies; breathe clean, fresh air in these breathtakingly glorious mountains; sing crazy camp songs; listen to the tall tales told around the campfire; go on overnight hikes; and square dance. In addition, there’s game night, skit night, concerts, swimming in the river, and the awesome feeling of catching a first fish.

Hummingbird’s staff and counselors have all been raised under the Higgins family traditions and teachings, which keeps camp running smoothly and peacefully. While music is taken very seriously at camp, the focus is not on competition. Campers are encouraged to grow musically on their chosen instruments by starting musical instruction at their current level of ability. Their experience at camp is enriched by private music lessons, chorus, transfer band, solos, concerts, and finally, they show their folks how much they’ve learned and grown when they perform for them on Sundays.