What is Camp Like?!
Underneath the Spanish moss and the
live oak trees, in the world’s greatest
music venue, is a place where all kids can
come and explore music with other kids
(and some adult kids); The Suwannee
Spirit Kids Music Camp .
Suwannee Music Park Hosts a free
three-day music camp for kids ages 5- 17.
Children receive instruction in fiddle, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele , vocals, and hand drums and are treated to four two-hour lessons, a tee shirt making arts and craft session, a Saturday afternoon barbecue chicken dinner and a Sunday afternoon concert showcasing the children’s new accomplishments.
What is the History of SSKMC?
The Suwannee Spirit Kid’s Music Camp was born out of a dream by Miss Jean Cornett to have a camp for kids based out of The Spirit of the Suwannee that was similar to a kid’s bluegrass camp at The “Festival of the Bluegrass” Who Miss Jean and the Cornett family started.
Our Mission Statement
“It is the mission of the SSKMC
(Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp) to
provide positive, life-enhancing
experiences for all participants in our
programs and for members of the
surrounding community, including those
less fortunate. SSKMC strives to offer a
stimulating, fun-filled environment which
fosters personal growth in music and
friendship through challenging educational
activities. We provide a simple place for enrichment, retreat and renewal in peaceful natural surroundings. Each participant should come away with tangible evidence of having succeeded in one or more activities, as well as intangible feelings of independence, self-worth and self-confidence.”