The Campers Write about CHOIR CAMP
Iím glad I came to camp this year because I met a lot of new people.
And they were so nice to me.
Camp has had an impact on my life because I learned to be more
comfortable singing out loud. I now understand all of the effort,
time, and practice that is put into the glorious music sung during Mass.
Camp has made me appreciate music at church more, and has helped me
discover the joy that comes with participating with our voices.
I learned to take church music seriously. I learned that one
person can make a voice difference in a choir. Four Square is a
great pastime. Church music can be very fun. Ms. Sunde works
hard to get everything right. I can be an alto as well as a
While I was here it helped me focus a little more than usual. Even
though we had to focus it was still fun.
This camp makes me feel different when I enter the Cathedral, that it
makes me feel at home. I took several risks and that helps me to
be a braver person.
This camp made me think about all the things that happen in Church.
Itís not just about praising God, itís having fun and learning and
praising God. I had a lot of fun at camp because I had 6 friends
to talk with and to have fun with.
I really like Camp. I get super nervous performing piano in front
of an audience, but I finally did it. I also had to do some
courage last year, when we had to go up to the attic. I was really
scared of heights, but I thought it was pretty cool.
I loved Choir Camp this year because of all the interaction between the
young campers and campers my own age. I also made a lot of friends
in Gregory and Cecilia. Plus, I made good friends with the other
volunteers. I also liked being around to help anybody @ any time
they needed it. If I am able, I will definitely come back next
year. It was so much fun!
I have realized that being here is the best thing that happened this
summer. Camp has taught me to stand out when I am singing.
This week I have: made new friends, learned new beautiful music,
become more comfortable singing in higher octaves, had lots of fun with
my friends, changed my voice and thoughts on prayer through music, met
younger kids and helped them sing, become more comfortable sight-reading
This week, we have done Morning Praise every day, practiced our parts
for The Play of Daniel, made lots of new friends, and learned lots of
Choir camp has changed this whole week for me. It has been a fun
experience. At camp, I met new friends. I really enjoyed
singing and the play rehearsals. It has kept me busy, and not
sitting on the couch for 5 hours doing nothing!
WellÖ what can I say about Schola CampÖ well I guess Iíd say that when I
first got here I was scared to death and to tell you the truth I thought
that nobody liked meÖ but then I made some really good friends.
Before I made friends I thought that maybe I wasnít meant to be here and
then I heard something ďlife is like a comic book if you look at it
close up it looks like a bunch of dots but from Godís point of view it
all makes senseĒ and hearing that changed my mind.
This week has helped me sing much better than the beginning of the week.
It was great.
This week, camp made me a bit louder in my singing. I have always
been quiet when I sing, but because of my Daniel Play coach, Iíve become
I wish this camp lasted the whole summer! It was a blast!
Camp made me feel brave in front of friends. I made a ton of
friends! The Play of Daniel made me realize if you are faithful
then God will always protect and love you.
This Choir Camp changed me by teaching me how to make new friends.
Also by taking more risks in my music.
This Choir Camp made me understand more about singing in church. I
used to think that you would sing for fun, but now I know that it adds a
lot more to a Mass.
This week I learned many things yet I think the most important thing was
how to mentally be kind.
What I know this summer camp was I learned a lot of things. I
liked when we had the snacks, play too. I took a risk on when I
had to sing louder. I like the Play of Daniel. I hope to do
it again. Also it changed my life that I would meet more new
friends. I like when we sing a game with Mr. Brown. I like
summer camp a lot, thanks.
What this week has done for me is amazing! I now am able to sing
beautifully (sort of) and I now have a greater knowledge of how to sing.
I now am able to pray and sing with more feeling. I also have been
very happy to have many friends here after a few days and taking my risk
of singing by myself on the ďFiery FurnaceĒ song, and how nobody teased
me about the way I sang it because it wasnít the most beautiful. I
also now know what Iím missing, not being able to sing in the choir
here, and how good some people are having such a wonderful talent for
singing (especially Lilly and Elena and everybody else). I also
now feel A LOT better about how my voice sounds and this is all thanks
toÖ. MS. SUNDE!
What I have learned in Choir Camp: that it takes a lot of
compassion to sing. I would of never thought that I would do a
solo. It helps me get my butterflyís for later on singing
Camp has helped me sing a lot better. I took a risk and sang a
solo, which was very fun.
Choir Camp helped me to: learn how to read music; meet new people;
sing with more clarity; learn new songs; be more confident with my
voice; learn more about the Cathedral; think more about what the music
Schola Camp has made it easier to sing alone for me. I am not so
nervous now when I do a solo.
Camp helped me realize how important singing is. Such as singing
at Mass. It makes Mass a lot more enjoyable. If there wasnít
any singing then it would make Mass really boring. Camp showed me
that singing is important and we should use it as much as possible.
This week, like every Schola week, has kept me in perspective.
Itís nice to see my Schola friends during the summer, and to get to know
them better. Everyone at camp is really nice, and you can get
along with everyone. I think this group of campers are better than
last yearís. This week I never thought Iíd do a musical in Latin,
but I did.
This week my mind changed about the artwork in the Cathedra, like the
stained glass windows. Everyone was really kind, and I think that
was great to share a space with others that have the same passion as
I learned new songs at camp. I met new friends at camp. I
saw some old friends from before. Thanks.
Camp helped me to make new friends and sing with more people, have fun!
I got to know more songs.
Camp made me like songs and singing a lot. And Schola sings a lot
of lovely songs. I like Schola a lot because we sing pretty songs
and itís fun!
When I first got here I thought the whole week would be like the first
day. Now I know that camp is great! My mom even said that
she would go crazy the way you guys have us working the whole time.
Otherwise it was pretty fun!
Camp helped me to make new friends and to be a leader.
This week I had a wonderful time. I had many challenges at first
but now I can sign a little like Ms. Sunde.
Schola Camp changed the fact that I can have the guts to sing out loud
in front of others. I really learned a lot of new songs so I want
to thank everyone!
What changed my life is the fun I had and how many new friends I got.
This week changed my life little by little. Through the whole
summer Iíve been taking risks on solos on the piano and singing. I
also know to drop my jaw when singing. I never thought I would
enjoy church music and plays. Thank you lots.
While I was in Choir Camp, I learned that songs can be, in a way,
prayers. I also found out that Choir Camp can be fun if you make
the most of it.
Camp helped me in my singing. I have realized a change in my
Camp has taught me to stand out when Iím singing. Also not to be
shy when Iím singing. Camp has given me a reason to live!
Dear fellow Choir Campers, It was great getting to know many of you
new to Choir Camp. Even thought I might not see some of you for a
while, Iíll remember the fun times. Hope to see most of you at
choir, and choir camp next year. J
To my fellow campers, I have enjoyed spending time with all of you this
week. Your smiles and voices have made me want to work to the best
of my ability. You are all amazing singers, and I hope that you
continue to grace everyone with your heavenly voices. ďWhat we are
is Godís gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.Ē You
have all become amazing singers and I know God has enjoyed your gift as
much as I have.
I want to thank all of the campers for being such good friends to me at
all times so I just want to thank those people!
Dear Fellow Campers, Thank you so much for making this camp as exciting
as it has been. I met a lot of new faces, and I enjoyed every
minute with you. I hope to come back next year so that I can sing
with you again.
Thank you Schola Cantorum people. Itís been fun and great Daniel
Dear friends at Choir Camp, I had fun hanging out this week
Dear everyone I talked to at Choir Camp, It has been really fun to hang
out with you guys this week. Iíve had a lot of good memories with
you. Weíve had a lot of good laughs. I hope Iíll see all of
you next year.
Thank you for a great time. I have had a lot of fun and have made
a lot of new friends. Everybody is really nice to me. You
have been really supportive.
Dear Campahs, You were so nice and cool to hang out with for a week.
Every day was original and fun thanks to all of you. Thanks a
BUNCHES J !!! Eveyrone thanks for everything. Youíre the
BEST. Yaay! One of the best weeks of the summah.
Dear Schola Cantorum Choir Campers, thanks for being so nice to me this
week. It was really nice of you to include me in everything.
Dear All Schola Campers, I had a great time getting to know you guys so
well and then I have to go and it ends. you are all just great
people and very great singers. Well, I guess Iíll just see some of
you at church.
Our camp members are all very supporting and I am glad that they are.
To all the campers, Schola, Gregory and Cecilia, thanks so much for
being so good, and well behaved you are, and for the respect you showed
to everyone else. I am amazed @ how much you learned. Keep
up the good work. I had a lot of fun!
Dear Schola students, This is really fun! The Daniel Play is
really fun! I like practicing. And I hope the real play is
Dear Schola Campers, I want to thank you all for being kind and
supportive of everyone when we sing. I also want to thank you for
not goofing off and wasting everyoneís time and patience. I hope
to see some of you next year.
Thank you, Schola people, for making this a fun experience.
To all the campers: Hope to see you again!
Thanks for all the funÖ I donít have much more to say, but thanks
Dear Campers, Thanks for helping me get through this I have also made
some friends. This has been a great experience
Thank you for the fun, the food, and the drinks. This week has
been really fun for me, and all the campers have made it be that way.
It makes me want to come back again and again. Thanks.
Campers, I will really miss you. I made a ton of new friends and I
hope I can keep in contact with everyone. I think we will all
break a leg on the Play of Daniel.
To the Schola Cantorum Choir: It has been fun this year. I
especially love, but not in that sorta way, all the comedians and jokers
in this choir. We had fun times and funny times, good times and
great times. I hope to come back next YEAR!
Dear Schola Camp people, I enjoyed singing with all of you. I like
meeting all of you too. It was fun. I wish to meet you again
someday. You all were cool and awesome. J
Dear Campers, I thank you all for being so kind to me and how some of
you befriended me. I also would like to thank you for not making
fun of me when I sang my very screechy solo! You have made me feel
welcome in the choir and made me feel included. I am really happy
that you have all been soooo wonderful to me through EVERYTHING!
Dear all other campers, this week was one of the most exciting weeks of
Choir Camp ever and Iíve been here for 3 years. So thank you and
keep in touch. I will miss you guys!
Dear Campers, thank you for being nice and friendly to me and letting me
be your friend. Thank you for everything, I enjoyed it here.
Dear Schola Members, Thanks for being great people and making this week
Dear Campers, I had a lot of fun getting to know you this week. I
made some new friends and Iím really glad that I got to meet you.
You made camp a lot of fun. Thank you! You are AMAZING!
I really enjoyed having fun with you guys. I met new friends.
You guys (almost everyone) all made me laugh. I donít know what
else to write!
Fellow campers, thanks for making this a good experience.
Dear Schola Campers, I had a really fun time this week hanging out with
all of you. I enjoyed this week a lot. Without every single
one of you, this week would not have been the same. I had lotsa
laughs and Iím happy! I hope to see you all again!
Especially my buddies! Plus my buddies in the younger choirs!
Iíll miss you all!
Dear Schola Campers, I would like to say I had fun and that all of us
did a great job. I had fun spending time with all of you and that
all of you did a great job in singing. Taking up your time to go
to Choir Camp is really appreciated. I never thought it would be
this fun but I underestimated it. I really hope I can see most of
you in the regular Schola Choir this coming up year in September I
think. I really enjoyed it. Thanks!
Dear Ms. Sunde,
Thank you for coming and doing this camp. I learned a lot, I don't know
where to begin! I also really liked just coming, because it was
always nice to come, and have a good time. You are always smiling.
Thank you so much for an opportunity like this. I really enjoyed
practicing for the Play of Daniel. I love putting costumes on and
singing like at Great Music. Something new I learned this week was
singing better Latin. Summer Camp wouldn't have been the same
Thank you for all you have done. I really enjoyed this experience
and making new friends.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to attend this camp. I loved
it, to be honest. No one could have done a better job.
Thanks a lot!
I learned new music this week. My favorite is "For the Beauty of
the Earth." Thank you for being so super!
Thank you for taking your time and teaching us how to sing. I
learned how to sing out instead of being shy and keeping my voice in.
I enjoyed your presence and how you make everything fun. Thank
Thank you for conducting me and the choir. I learned that singing
can be changed just by putting your heart into it! I enjoyed all
the fun singing we did. I will see you this fall!
When I first got here I was scared and you taught me to be brave.
You are the best!
I had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed having you as our conductor.
I enjoyed learning new music. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for teaching us lots of new songs like "For the Beauty
of the Earth," I just love that song. Also, you, Ms. Sunde, always
have the guts to show God's gift of singing.
Thank you for all that you have done to help us learn great music and
how to sing it. You have trained us well.
Thank you very much for inviting me to this camp. I'm loving it
here, making new friends, singing and trying new things like acting in a
play. I'm glad you invited me.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to sing with the Schola Cantorum
Choir for this camp. I feel as if I have really grown as a singer
under your guidance. I have enjoyed the variety of songs that we
have sung, especially "For the Beauty of the Earth."
I would like to thank you for helping me to appreciate my voice a little
bit more, and for helping to improve my voice and my knowledge of Latin
and how to help me sing properly. Again I thank you for everything
that you have done because I am sooooooooooo appreciative of that!
I can never thank you enough for you have really (I'm serious) made a
BIG mark in my life in the best way possible. Thank you!!!