Thank you to the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, all of the donors, contributors and 2014 DIO Fest attendees for helping to bring this program to life. Together with Camp Krem, DIO Fest raised nearly $5000. The Goldman Foundation and DIO Fest helped to bring music to the lives of about 500 special needs campers during the summer of 2014.
Throughout the summer, music enrichment and music therapy sessions were held by Certified Music Therapist Jesse Gobeli and facilitated by resident Camp Krem Music Director, Derick Serpa.
Campers and parents alike were delighted to have such a wonderful music therapist at camp to not only provide musical experiences to campers, but also to train regular staff members to be able to implement music enrichment programs year-round.
We hope to see you next year, but in the meantime stay updated by checking out our News blog, especially the stories from our year-round respite trips. The connection between the musical community of DIO Fest and the special needs support community of Camp Krem grows stronger every year, and we all deserve to be proud of that!
To sum it all up, here is a note from Program Director Christina Krem, giving some insight into the wonderful first summer of Music Enrichment at Camp Krem!