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History of Camp

1996

1996

Clément Joubert founds a summer music camp at the Macdonald Campus branch of the McGill Conservatory of Music.

14 campers registered!!!

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1997

1997

The fledgling camp, showing promise for a bright future, is baptized: McGill Conservatory of Music Day Camp. It is managed by Artemusik, Joubert's own company, on behalf of McGill University.

47 campers registered!!!

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1998

1998

In 1998, Mélisa (Jazzy to her friends) joins the team, bringing with her a passion for dance. She has a deep influence on the camp for many of the following summers.

The two downtown sessions meet with phenomenal success! Result: 132 campers registered!!!

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1999

1999

Océan arrives on the scene as associate director. She decides to dub everyone with a camp name. Clément Joubert is no more, long live Peanut!!!

Peanut's cherished dream comes to life as the End-of-Camp Show is held in a REAL theatre!

First year for the 4 to 6 year old's camp and the Broadway Camp. Result: 373 campers registered!!!

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2000

2000

McGill Conservatory of Music Day Camp is by now well established and keeps on growing. 459 campers registered and more than 100 names on the waiting lists!!!

Recording of "Les Tounnes à Gogounne" (a disc of camp songs)

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2001

2001

McGill Conservatory of Music Day Camp logs another record year: more than 500 campers registered and more than 200 names on waiting lists!!!

Release of the "Les Tounnes à Gogounne" CD and recording of volume 2 during the summers of 2001 and 2002.

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2002

2002

Last year under the moniker "McGill Conservatory of Music Day Camp".

Gogounne and Peanut release volume 2 of "Les Tounnes à Gogounne".

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2003

2003

The Faculty of Music at McGill University begins construction of their new building and can no longer accomodate the McGill Conservatory of Music Day Camp. Peanut continues regardless and moves the camp to Dawson College for the summer of 2003. The camp is reborn as Camp Artemusik, after Peanut's company.

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2004

2004

After a first successful summer at Dawson College, Camp Artemusik introduces three new specialty programs, the Video Camp for 10 to 15 year olds, the Choir Camp (with Erica, who conducted the choir the very first year) and the Dance Camp (with our own dancing bombshell Jazzy) for 8 to 13 year olds.

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2005

New music building

2005 is our 10th summer! Congratulations to Peanut, and to his whole team. May Camp Artemusik know many more wonderful summers.

This year, it's Dawson College's turn to build a new theatre. Peanut searches high and low to find another site for his camp.

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2006

Garage Band Camp

Camp Artemusik is folding back into the McGill Conservatory after 3 summers as an independant entity with the appointment of Peanut (a.k.a. Clément Joubert) as Director of the McGill Conservatory.

The Garage Band Camp is expanding!

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2007

Broadway group

Three new programs for 2007: DJ Camp, C.I.T. Camp and Orchestra Camp!

As Camp Artemusik returns into the Conservatory, new programs are offered by the Conservatory during the school year such as: Garage Band Program, Broadway Program and DJ Program.

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