Camping with young children is often best started through pretend play so they will know what to expect.  For some, this is a start.  For others, it may be the reality of choice.  This delightful Kindermusik Playdate, created by Ms. Debbie as a new addition to our Fall themes for this year, offers a way to enjoy the camping experience INDOORS with your family, using music, props, and our imaginations.   Adapted agendas on this theme are offered for Babies, Families, and independent preschooler age children.

FIRST, Register for your “camping trip” to save your place in class !  In 2018:

Aug. 18 – Saturday

  • 9:30 – Babies:
  • 10:30 – Families

Then get ready for our “camping trip” by printing this Family Camping Coloring Page for Kids from


Explore a family tent, and a variety of camping gear  (picture the gorillas in Disney’s Tarzan).  Bring a large sleeping bag or picnic blanket for your family to sit on (I’ll have some available).
Families enjoy teamwork activities as we set up camp, then head out to gather wood for the fire, hike along nature trails, enjoy finger plays about little critters we find, go fishing by the bay, create camp kitchen family jams and more.
YES, this is all indoors at my Kindermusik room at 1736 New Jersey Rd. (Geneva Classical Academy) in Lakeland,  and it is all accompanied by music.  I’m crazy, maybe, but not joking.  I have so much fun preparing for this playdate !

And, of course, we end the class with a warm, glowing (SAFE) fire, around which we sing a few of our favorite campfire songs.
Families may want to wear some themed clothing for PHOTO opportunities:   camping outfits and hats, possibly with themes of fish, bears, etc.
Each registered family takes home:  an album of 10 high quality recordings, as well as a Camp OUT !  Activity Sheet, and set of rhythm sticks
Each month during Aug., Sept, October and November has a different theme.  See all of the themes and details:  Fall-Oh Me! Playdates in 2018.
Cost details:
  • $20 for first child, $10 for 2nd child, $5 for each additional child
  • Cost for first child INCLUDES a Family Home Materials Kit:  (see descriptions below for details)
  • Cost for extra children include extra instrument, craft, or prop.
  • Siblings under 4 months, or over 6 yrs old can participate for free (unless extra materials are desired).
  • Maximum number of students:  12
  • Adults attend with the children.  Extended family adults are welcome.
I look forward to CAMPING OUT  with you soon !