Discovering Strings + Art

JULY 18 - JULY 22

Camp Description

Our Discovering Strings + Art Camp for kids is a great way to introduce your elementary student to all that music and visual arts have to offer. With a focus on playing violin or cello, students lay the foundation to play an instrument - it’s amazing what skills they can learn in just a week! Ignite their creativity and strengthen academic skills with a wide variety of fun activities including singing, music & movement, an introduction to each member of the string instrument family, painting, collage, collaborative 3D projects, and more. 

Each day we will enjoy open recreation time with games and integrative S.T.E.A.M. activities, so your budding artist will experience all the advantages that the arts have to offer. Families can share in the fun at the Camp Concert and Showcase, held on the final afternoon of each session.

All are welcome and there's no experience necessary to join in the fun! This camp experience will start kids off on a creative journey in music and art that will last a lifetime.


8:45 a.m. - Gathering Time
9:30 a.m. - Small Group Instructional Time on Violin or Cello
10:30 a.m. - Snack
10:50 a.m. - Guided Art Activity
11:45 a.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Small Group Instruction on Violin or Cello
1:15 p.m. - Group Group Project
2:00 p.m. - Recess/Recreation Time
2:45 p.m. - Music and Movement Activity and/or Guest Musician
3:30 p.m. - Student Pickup

Instruments for Discovering Strings Camp are generously provided by the Baroque Violin Shop. During registration, you will be asked for your child’s arm measurement. Directions for getting the correct measurement are at

The students will showcase what they have learned and created this week in a mini-concert on the last day of camp. The showcase will begin at 3:00 p.m. More information will be sent out the week of the camp.

Our camp follows the philosophy of the Suzuki Method for teaching string instruments. Arts+ boasts the largest Suzuki program in the Charlotte area! Go here to learn more about the history and principles of the Suzuki Method or click here to learn more about Suzuki at Arts+. 


Open to children with no prior violin/cello experience as well current Pre-Twinkle Suzuki students.

Some financial aid is available to eligible families. Please click here for additional information on how to apply and the application deadline.

$325 + $25 Registration Fee

Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week. Add Aftercare to your cart at check out.


  • Mask-wearing is optional for Arts+ students and faculty (both indoor and outdoor).
  • Though Arts+ is not requiring masks, it is important to note that if any partner site continues to require masks, Arts+ will follow these guidelines and enforce the same for our students, staff, and faculty at this location. We will be sure to communicate with you if the site of your program will continue to require mask-wearing.
  • Arts+ reserves the right to update this policy on a case-by-case basis when deemed necessary.  
  • If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms or have been recently exposed to anyone who has Covid-19, please stay home from your program that day.


Discovering Strings + Art