2013 DATES: June 17 to July 30
Only a few places left!
We are still accepting U.S. and international applications. For information on fees, application procedures, late arrivals, fee discounts, and more, go to Dates and Fees for details.
Songs of Hope™ is a six-week, overnight performing arts summer camp in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA for kids aged 10 and older from around the world. More than just a performing arts camp, Songs of Hope™ offers participants a unique opportunity to live in community with kids from other cultures while learning and performing music from many countries.
Each summer, up to 75 children and adults venture to Minnesota from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S. They arrive as strangers but soon find themselves embraced in a closely-knit, supportive community as they learn popular songs and dances from each other’s cultures. Then, they take these songs of peace, love, and respect into neighboring communities in a joyous celebration of cultural unity, delighting their audiences along the way.
The lessons learned during these six weeks are profound. The friendships are enduring. And the stories are inspirational. Taking part in the Songs of Hope™ camp is a transformational experience. To learn why, please explore this website. We have a lot of videos and photos so you can see and hear for yourselves.
Where We're From!
A sampling of SOH campers from many, past years. Click on the blue markers below to learn more.