SING Philadelphia is a week-long summer choir camp for students entering 2nd – 6th grade. The camp will not be held in 2023.

The camp, held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at Third and Pine Streets, provides an exceptional musical experience for children and youth who love to sing. Campers learn classical repertoire with special attention to breathing techniques, vowel formation and choral tone, sight singing, and music theory. The week’s curriculum also exposes children to drama and art, teaches students to work as a team, and builds confidence and leadership skills.

→ Safety for our campers, teachers, and community is our highest priority. We will require campers, teachers, and all camp staff to be fully vaccinated. We are developing comprehensive safety procedures and protocols based on CDC’s Guidelines for schools and community activities. We will share this information with the families of enrolled campers and post them on our website when these procedures and protocols are finalized for this season.

The SING Philadelphia Camp seeks to serve children in our local neighborhood, specifically those children who live within walking distance or attend Nebinger Elementary School, Independence Charter School, McCall Elementary School, Meredith Elementary School, St. Mary’s Interparochial School, and St. Peter’s School

Camp tuition is $325. However, we offer a sliding scale ranging from no cost to $325 to ensure children have equitable access to SING Philadelphia, regardless of financial resources. We can also provide lunch to campers by request.

Camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every day, with morning care included starting at 8 a.m. There is also afternoon (4-5:30 p.m.) extended care available. There will be no after-care on Friday, June 24.

Grouped by age, the campers receive musical instruction twice each day, as well as daily drama and art classes led by experienced teachers. On the afternoon of the final day of camp, families and friends are invited to attend the SING Philadelphia Showcase, featuring a choral concert and an art exhibit

Meet the Team

Claire Waugh

Operations Director
Claire is back for her second year as operations director of SING Philadelphia Choir Camp. Claire teaches fourth grade at Russell Byers Charter School, and in her practice prioritizes anti-racism, diversity, and relationship building. She has been living and teaching in Philadelphia for 5 years, and is very excited to be returning to SING Philadelphia Camp!

Gabriel Harley

Music Director
Gabe is the Choral Director at PS DuPont Middle School in Wilmington, Delaware. A graduate of Westminster Choir College with a BM in Education, he has a passion for inclusivity in the choral classroom. Gabe has worked as Camp Manager for the Choir School of Delaware and is on the board of Delaware Music Educators Association (DMEA) as the Solo and Ensemble Festival chair. He also sings with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir for their 2022 season.

Cecelia Snow

Music Director
Cecelia Snow is a professional musician and currently the choir, band, and general music teacher at Katz-Dalsey Academy in Camden, New Jersey. She is also a staff member with the Sister Cities Girlchoir, and a performer with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, the Opera Philadelphia Chorus, and the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, as well as serving as the alto section leader of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She can’t wait to get to know this year's campers and see them grow in their musicianship and have lots of fun!

Danielle DeFassio

Art Instructor
Danielle is a performing and visual arts educator and actor in the Philadelphia area. She currently works with Springboard Collaborative helping teachers and families be their children's best reading team. She believes strongly in mixing arts with education and letting the spirit guide creation. Look for your camper to come home with whimsical pieces full of personality and also some thought-provoking art!

If you are looking to have a good time while learning to express yourself through music…this is the camp for you!

Never have I seen my daughter as excited to go to a camp as I did when she attended SING. She can not wait to go back!

My kids loved SING Philadelphia camp! As a parent, I felt like this camp offered a great experience for my children in a fun, respectful and welcoming environment.

If you have questions about the camp, please contact us at [email protected].