185 students from 6 different countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Russia, Turkey an United States) participated in our 21st season which opened with Holice Town Band concert. A lot of former students and staff members performed. Holice Town Band was our first guest group when the camp started in 1997. The concert schedule in session I was very busy. Besides traditional off-camp performances in the town (church and retirement home) we had an open-air concert of chorus, symphonic band an jazz band in Rehabilitation Centre in Luze and orchestra managed a successful "flash mob in the mall" in Hradec Kralove where symphony orchestra directed by Paul Kim performed selections from Phantom of the Opera and a movement from Carmen.
We also had time for camp fun at the Camp Ball with real brass band. Campers did very well at polka, waltz or tango dances.
July part of the camp season was quite rainy but fortunately the Final Day was sunny so our final concert program could finish with the Marching Band directed by Col.Ret. Thomas Palmatier.
Horni Jeleni string quartet Precordi opened session II which was a lot warmer than session I. We even had to move one band rehearsal out of the tent into the shade of woods. We had a new major which combined Theatre and Dance which was very popular especially among the day camp participants.
We are looking forward to opening our 22nd season on July 18, 2018 at Radost camp in Horni Jeleni, CZE.