BALTIMORE – With summer right around the corner and parents trying to find fun, affordable things for their children to do, one nonprofit in Baltimore has the answer – and it’s through music, art, academics and nature exploration.

Beyond the Natural Foundation is offering a summer camp for students in grades 2 through 7 where they will learn positive ways to express themselves through music and visual art, collaborate on projects, enhance their critical thinking and writing skills, and decrease summer learning loss with instruction in math and English language arts to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

Campers will learn songwriting, beat making, music production, piano, drumming and vocal performance while exploring the fundamental aspects of rhythm and harmony. Music, which increases communication and socialization skills in children, also allows them to open up and explore their feelings. Campers will engage in a variety of mixed media art projects that range from painting and drawing to sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. In addition, campers will take nature walks, learn about beekeeping, hunt for bugs and utilize technology to collect field data. Campers also will enjoy exercise and fitness activities and learn about health and nutrition.

Free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches will be provided along with weekly field trips.

Registration is currently open and scholarships are available based on financial need.

WHEN:     Session 1 – Monday, June 26, 2023, to Friday, July 21, 2023

Session 2 – Monday, July 24, 2023, to Friday, August 18, 2023

On-Site Camp Sessions:  Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(Aftercare is available)


Stillmeadow Community Fellowship
5110 Frederick Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229



Robert Levine III is the founding executive director of Beyond the Natural Foundation (BTNF), which uses music education in after-school programs to engage and empower students. Students learn the art of songwriting, production and audio engineering as a platform for positive self-expression and to promote campaigns like anti-bullying and anti-violence. BTNF also provides musical instruments and scholarships for qualifying students. To learn more, visit