Last Chance Music Camp

Welcome to the Last Chance Music Camp website! This page is designed to be a resource for campers, donors, and other community members interested in supporting the summer music camp unique to Helena. We appreciate your support and feedback as our camp grows and evolves with each successful summer.

The Last Chance Orchestra Camp began in 2008 when a small group of dedicated string players joined together at C.R. Anderson Middle School to explore and perform music after the school year ended. Starting in 2016, the camp moved to Helena Middle School to accommodate band and choir students who were invited to join what orchestra had enjoyed for eight years. This camp has grown ten fold since its inception–the 2019 enrollment included over 110 students from the Helena area and beyond. These talented musicians rehearsed, studied, and performed all manner of music under the guidance of 20 local music instructors and 9 student counselors.

Staff members are sad to report that Last Chance Music Camp 2020 has been cancelled. We were hoping for a normal that would support our summer activities with young musicians, but so many concerns and uncertainties led us to determine that gathering large groups of students was not likely to be healthy. We hope that everyone will join us for camp next summer instead.

Thank you to our generous camp sponsors!