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