camper playing bass guitar


Music at Treetops is woven throughout the day:

  • we sing together every morning at Council
  • campers play instruments waiting for a meal
  • their drumming sets a rhythm for community work projects
  • children sing around a campfire
  • small groups perform during special evening performances.

Campers are encouraged to bring their own instruments from home but are welcome to use the wide array we have in our music room:

  • pianos
  • a variety of drums
  • guitars
  • ukuleles
  • recorders.

Children have the opportunity to receive small group or individual instruction from our experienced music counselors. They can express themselves and experiment with their creativity in The Walter Breeman Performing Arts Center or in outside spaces such as the Lake Hill, the Children’s Garden, or even on the top of a small mountain.

As campers write original songs together, create their own lyrics from old favorites, or learn a new instrument, they bond with each other and adults.

Stage production


Drama at Treetops is all about collaboration, the creative process, and having fun. Improvisation and the exploration of expressive performance are what guide our program — from theater games to poetry to rehearsed skits. Our costume closet provides inspiration for dramatic play during activities and on trips. All campers have the opportunity to participate in a larger play performed for their peers during the summer.

In addition:

  • an informal garden skit may teach fellow campers about why we mulch
  • an improv performance may take place during a talent show or other special event
  • campers may act out highlights from a recent trip with music and handmade props at council.