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Helicona for Children July 2020 - CONFIRMED


A multidisciplinary approach to Music taught through English

that includes: horses, fencing, dancing, and theatre

using the HELICONA project

in collaboration with META Cooperativa Sociale.



Ostello Oasi di Baggero

Via Cava Marna, 22046 Merone (CO), ITALY




2 separate courses, from Mondays to Fridays, 20th of July to the 31st of July,

maxi: 9.30 - 17.30

OPTIONAL - parents: 15.30 - 17.30



For Each Week, maximum 28 participants from 11 to 16-year-olds, with a serious interest in music, and basic knowledge of English

Parents: An optional opportunity for the parents who want to understand the enormous benefits of music in education



Our international team hails from Ireland, Switzerland, Japan, The Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands, all educating across English

The ratio of adults to children will be:

Maxi: 1:7

Parents: 1:all



Children: 250€/week

Parents: 50€/week



Each camp will be activated when the minimum number of 16 children is reached.

Deadline for enrolment: 12th of July 2020

The activation of the camp will be confirmed within days after the enrolment deadline.



Music has been neurologically proved to be a super skill that helps children to develop their intelligence in profound ways, thanks to the abstract nature of music that activates most areas of the brain simultaneously while using the body. This special week is designed to be an incredible immersion into the world of music employing a highly innovative method: the Helicona project. This method embraces a myriad of disciplines like, horsemanship, fencing, dancing and theatre: Music will be experienced though games that will merge the improvisational elements of music with the playful elements of other disciplines.

The activities will be held in a safe environment, regarding both government regulations regarding the pandemic and normal safety concerns during sporting events.

It is not necessary to be a musician to come to this course but it could certainly help! Participants are invited to bring their instruments when possible. The course will be held in English due to our multi-cultural team of instructors, while being aware that the children may have only a basic proficiency of the language. It is our principal objective to encourage children to experience music as the most powerful language to communicate with.

An additional part of this course is to propose an optional separate yet parallel mini-course for parents every afternoon. If they wish to participate, they will experience the activities of the children and therefore actively participate in the educational process. Most importantly, they are offered the opportunity to reflect on how music is an indubitable strategy for their child, for themselves, and for every person in daily life.


Technical information:

  • Children will be given their meal on an individual tray.
  • All musical instruments are welcomed, Every child has to be responsible for her/his instrument (Keyboards to be discussed with the organisation).
  • Causal dress is required for activities outside.
  • Children are requested to bring with them 2 face masks (one as a spare in their bag).
  • Besides the registration form, two further documents need to be signed: the “Camp Procedures/Rules and a Pact regarding Co-responsibility. This latter document (“Auto-certification Procedura CRE”) must be completed and signed by Monday morning, before the commencement of the camp.


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