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24th season application available

Electronic reservation link is available in the menu. Our 24th season will take place for the first time in 3 camp sessions at 2 campuses. We have also posted application, brochure and flyer in the Download section as PDF files. You can use additional New Year bonus +1% to First Moment discount 2% for applications received by December 31, 2019 and fully paid by January 15, 2020.
First Moment 2% discount is available for applications received by January 15, 2020 and fully paid by January 31, 2020.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a successful year 2020.

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23rd camp season in a new location

Our 23rd camp season was held for the first time in the camp history in a new location of Mountain of Holy Mother near Kraliky, about 50 miles from our original Horni Jeleni campus. 160 students and 33 faculty and staff members from 5 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, and USA) took part in this camp adventure. All participants enjoyed well-prepared accommodation and facilities of the new campus located in the monastery and nearby hotel. We  especially enjoyed the breathtaking view of the mountains and the town.  
The season was launched on July 3 with Prague Flute Quartet concert, which was held in the monastery church. Students improved their musical skills in symphonic ensembles, recorder ensemble, choral ensemble, guitar ensemble, piano and harp. Piano students practiced for their final concert in the Kraliky music school while other major ensembles had their rehearsals in the monastery or in the hotel. 
Our evening student and staff performances held in the monastery hall became more and more popular among local visitors.
Our staff members and students gladly joined the local traditional music tour of 4 village churches and chapels which was connected with fundraising for renovation of organs. Piano major students enjoyed a small organ workshop with conservatory organ teacher Vaclav Uhlir.
String orchestra, choir and harp performed an off-camp concert in the garden of St. Zdislava Retirement Centre in Cervena Voda on July 11.
Final concert of symphonic ensembles and jazz band were held in the community center Strelnice in Kraliky. Symphonic Band conducted by U.S. conductor Robert James Cesario performed a world premiere of As the Sky Begins to Clear composed by American composer Jason Nitsch. Piano, recorders, guitar and harp had their final concerts in Kraliky Music School.

Our plans for 24th season include a new camp session (August 1-8) which will be held in our original campus in Horni Jeleni. The new owner of the campus plans to do some reconstruction there.  However, the season will begin on July 8 on the Mountain of Holy Mother near Kraliky. We plan to have 2 camp sessions in the mountains. The season will be concluded in Horni Jeleni on August 8.




Last minute discounts

Due date: 15/04/19

We have Last minute spring offer from April 15 to May 15. International students can apply for an additional 3% last minute discount to the zone discount that is still available. We also have special discounts for the following instruments from 10 to 30 USD (session I: double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, harp, recorder, alto choir voice, tenor choir voice, session II: viola, cello, bass, tenor sax, alto sax, French horn, trombone, percussion). Make a reservation at www.chtm.cz or info@chtm.cz today and grab those last few spots we have left. See you near the Czech/Polish border in July!

We can accept applications after May 15 with the same conditions but without a possibility to order uniform shirt or sweatshirt. You can only use rentals.



23rd season applications available

Due date: 21/12/18

Electronic applications are available. Our 23rd season will take place in a beautiful historical and natural setting near the town Kraliky approx. 200 km east of Prague, Czech Republic. We have also posted application, brochure and flyer in the Download section as PDF files. You can use additional New Year bonus +1% to First Moment discount 3% for applications received by December 31, 2018 and fully paid by January 20, 2019.
First Moment 3% discount is available for applications received by January 15, 2019 and fully paid by February 15, 2019.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a successful year 2019.

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22nd camp season

Due date: 04/08/18

Our 22nd camp season was attended by 204 students and 36 faculty and staff members from 4 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA and China)
The season was launched with Prah-A-harP Quartet, which was held in the Holy Trinity Church in Horní Jelení.
In session I, students improved their musical skills in symphonic ensembles, recorder ensemble, choral ensemble, piano and harp.
In addition to regular evening concerts for students, we organized an off-camp concert of all majors in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church in Litomysl. The concert took place on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Czech Music Camp for Youth Fr. Walter Marek. Fr. Marek luckily escaped that place while being arrested by the Communist State Police in February 1949 (one year after the Communist Party took over the rule in Czechoslovakia). Fr. Marek was forced to leave Czechoslovakia. He served as a chapel man in refugee camps in Germany before he moved to the United States in 1951 where he served as a chapel man and priest in several parishes in Michigan. He helped to start Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in 1966 and 30 years later after the Czechoslovakian Velvet Revolution he became a founder of the Czech Music Camp for Youth in the Czech Republic.
A tour of this beautiful UNESCO heritage town was also a part of this off-camp experience.
Our international campers Jiri Matousek and Jiri Svatos shared their experiences with our campers about their stay at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and a stay in the U.S. host family.
Session II was opened with a piano recital of Vsevolod Tokmakov (Russia). Guitar Ensemble replaced harps and Czech Theatre replaced choir. Other majors remained the same.
Both orchestra and band directors praised the hard work and high level of musical skills of their students. Both ensembles rehearsed for the final concert despite the heat in the concert tent. Thanks to the Symphonic Band, the European premiere of several pieces by young American composer Jason Nitsch was played. 
As the RADOST camp facility is for sale and a new owner hasn't been found yet, the Czech Music Camp for Youth will be organized at a different place in 2019, the Mountain of Holy Mother near the town Kraliky, approx. 70 km to the east of its present location. The camp dates are July 3 - 20, 2019. However, we hope to return to our original setting in the future.



Final Instructions 2018 available

Due date: 22/06/18

Final instructions, health forms and evening program schedules are available for download in the Download section. Special Needs Form is available only as a PDF file. 

All participants must hand in the signed camper pledge (new pledge for 2018 due to EU GDPR policy) upon their arrival at the camp together with the health form (new form for 2018 due to EU GDPR policy). Participants under 18 years of age must have physician's signature on the health form.
Piano and choir students will need trainers with non-marking sole. 
EU students will need to bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and also 50 EUR or equiv. deposit in case of medical expenses (medical fees, prescription fees etc.). Students outside EU will need a deposit of 120 USD or equiv. We highly recommend travel insurance. 
It is also possible to book performance at the Talent Show on July 23 or August 2 via e-mail info@chtm.cz. The music for accompanist needs to be sent via e-mail by June 27, 2018.



22nd season applications available

Due date: 12/12/17

Electronic applications are available. We have also posted application, brochure and flyer in the Download section as PDF files. If  you wish to have the stay in our camp as Christmas gift for your son or daughter, please let us know and write CHRISTMAS in the Note section of the application. We need to receive these applications by December 20 in order to e-mail gift registration to your e-mail address in time. You can use additional New Year bonus +1% to First Moment discount 3% for applications received by December 31 and fully paid by January 20, 2018.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a successful year 2018.



21st camp season

Due date: 05/08/17

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. pochodova_kapela.jpgThe 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.

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Final instructions 2017 available

Due date: 15/06/17

Final instructions, health forms and evening program schedules are available for download in the Download section. Special Needs Form is available only as a PDF file. 

All participants must hand in the signed camper pledge upon their arrival at the camp together with the health form. Participants under 18 years of age must have physician's signature on the health form.
Piano and choir students will need trainers with non-marking sole. 
EU students will need to bring a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and also 50 EUR or equiv. deposit in case of medical expenses (medical fees, prescription fees etc.). Studens outside EU will need a deposit of 120 USD or equiv. We highly recommend travel insurance. 
It is also possible to book performance at the Talent Show on July 24 or August 3 via e-mail info@chtm.cz. The music for accompanist needs to be sent via e-mail by June 25, 2017.



Last moment discounts, application deadline extended

We have Last minute spring offer from May 29 to June 10, 2017. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Participants from countries without a discount get 12%. Participants from countries with 15% discount get 20% instead. Participants from countries with 25% discount get 27%. Make a reservation today.

We can accept applications after June 10 with the same conditions but without a possibility to order uniform shirt or sweatshirt. You can only use rentals.




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GPS location

Kraliky, CZE
50.0749239N, 16.7829275E

Horni Jeleni
50.0523172N, 16.0713917E

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