Posted by Doug Dawson on Jul 30, 2018
A great camp culminates in a brilliant performance and memories for a lifetime...
Several Club members attended the Rotary MusiCamp™/ San Diego Youth Symphony Performance in Escondido on Saturday July 28.
Our Ron Hunt was honored for 14 years as the organizer of recruiting, logistics, housing and feeding of the 15-20 international youth participants.
This year 17 came from 11 different countries to study and rehearse for 2 weeks in prep for this concert. The kids depart on next Saturday, after taking time to appreciate the sites and fun in San Diego.

Rotary MusiCamp

The MusiCamp™ program allows students to experience new cultures and make new friends, planting the seeds for greater international understanding. The Rotary District 5340 MusiCamp International Youth Exchange is unique in three respects:
  • It was the first music-based summer camp exchange program in Rotary;

  • It is the only youth exchange program conducted in partnership with a non-Rotary organization (San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory); and

  • It is the only camp where students must demonstrate a high skill level to participate.

Over the past nine years, MusiCamp has brought highly talented musicians from Canada, Czech Republic, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom to San Diego where they joined with San Diego Youth Symphony members for two weeks of intense rehearsals, performance at symphony and chamber music events and a week touring Southern California theme parks, local beaches and other points of interest.