—by Beth Henson
This article extra is part of the Summer Camp Roundup 2020 feature article in this issue.
I was 14 years old when I attended my first harp camp. Although it was only a week long, I learned so much, and made so many valuable friends. Since that experience, harp camp has been a vital component of my summers. As harpists, we often find ourselves alone—many orchestras just have one or two harps, and it is pretty rare to meet another harpist in our everyday lives. Going to a summer camp where you’re surrounded by others who play the same instrument, share the same love, and know the same struggles, is a truly invaluable experience.