FAQ

When does camp begin?

Camp begins on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

When does camp end?

The last day of camp for the 2018 season is Sunday, July 29th.

How long does camp last?

The Hummingbird Music Camp season is 9 weeks long.  Each week begins on a Sunday at 4:00 pm and ends on the following Sunday after the Art Exhibit and Concert.

Can you attend more than one week ?

Sure, but we recommend a maximum of 2 weeks in a row.

Is there transportation from the Albuquerque Airport to camp?

You will need to provide your own transportation from the airport to camp.

What special diets can you accommodate?

We serve vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and other special diets. Just introduce yourself to Chip and Dulcy, our cooks. They’ll make sure your dietary needs are met.

What is “transfer class”?

Transfer class is an opportunity for a camper to try out an instrument they’ve not had the chance to explore. During art weeks you can create an art project for fun. There is no extra fee and it is voluntary.

Can you attend art and music camp or chess and music camp at the time?

No, but everyone gets some music by being in the choir, and you can take transfer class to experience one of the other camp’s activities that is in session.

When are the concerts?

There is a full concert at the end of each camp session that begins at 1:45 pm on Sunday. There is also a concert in the Village Park in Jemez Springs that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday.
There is a voluntary concert of solo performances on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.

How do I know if my child is in the solo concert?

Hopefully, your child will write to you to inform you of this.  You may call the camp on Friday, and we will make every effort to find out for you.

What is a typical day like at Hummingbird?

A Typical Camp Day:

6:45 – Rise and Shine
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00 – Choir
9:00 – Rehearsal
10:00 – Private Lessons
11:00 – Organized Recreation – marker tag, scavenger hunt, games and more.
12:00 Lunch
12:30 – Sack Out
1:30 – Rehearsal
2:30 – Cavity Cave
3:00 – Lessons
4:00 Free Time – water walking, swimming, fishing, lawn games, or relaxing in the dorms.
6:45 – Rehearsal
7:45 – Cavity Cave
8:15 – Night Activity:

Sun. – Camp Photo and Organized Group Dancing,
Mon. – Campfire and songs,
Tues. – Overnight campout and campfire,
Wed. – Game Night,
Thurs. Skit Night,
Fri. – Moonlight Hike to Waterfall,
Sat. – Concert in Jemez Springs, Dance and Friendship Circle at Camp.

9:30-10:00 – Lights Out

Are there scholarships to Hummingbird Music Camp?

We encourage area music and art teachers to give scholarships, so please ask your music or art teacher.

Also, the Sky Velvet Vassar Foundation partners with Hummingbird to give scholarships. You can find them on line at http://skyvelvetvassar.com/

Please feel free to call the camp for more information about scholarships.

When does registration at camp begin and where is it?

Registration begins at 11:00 am (10:00 am for Staffers, CIT’s, and Counselors) in the Gallery. Registration in the gallery ends at 1:30 pm; however, you may register later in the office if need be.  Please remember, Camp begins at 4:00 pm.

When is payment for camp due?

You must make a non-refundable $200.00 deposit when you register for one week at camp.  The balance is due when you bring your child to camp.  You may make payments prior to bringing your child to camp.  If you need to make payments after camp starts, please talk to one of our directors.

What are the ages of campers at Hummingbird Music Camp?

We accept children ages 8 to 14.

Is there a discount for campers who are siblings?

We cannot offer a sibling discount, however there may be a scholarship opportunity for them. Please see our scholarship opportunities.

Is there a way to give a gift certificate to pay in advance for some or all of a campers registration, deposit or expenses?

Yes! We now offer gift certificates for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion in any amount you choose. Check our “Gift Certificates” page or call the Camp Office at (575) 829-3060 during normal business hours to place an order.