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Camp Youngsters Prepare For Saturday Concert In Camden, NJ

(Schoolkids at the "Symphony in C" summer camp rehearsing today in Camden.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

(Schoolkids at the “Symphony in C” summer camp rehearsing today in Camden. Credit: Karin Phillips)

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) - Dozens of South Jersey kids will get to show off what they did in summer camp by putting on a free concert this weekend in Camden.

The approximately 60 campers at the “Symphony in C” summer camp are as diverse as the music they are playing — from Beethoven’s Ninth to Coldplay, performed by kids from all over South Jersey.

“The main goal of the camp, for me, was to have this be a sense of community for the kids,” says education director Joe Hart.  “So they get to know other kids, they meet new friends.

Twelve-year-old Andrew says it’s the diversity that drew him.

“They do all kinds of creative music,” he tells KYW Newsradio.  “Not just classical, but fun music.”

The concert, at 2 PM on Saturday at Rutgers Camden’s Gordon Theatre, is free and open to the public.

Thirteen-year-old Gabrielle of Cherry Hill says she’s a bit nervous.

“Just a little bit, but I’m excited that I get to play all of the stuff I’ve learned,” she says.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio 1060

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