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Welcome to  . . .
. . .a unique opportunity for young people of all Christian faith and music backgrounds to come together in a safe and welcoming environment to grow spiritually and musically. The centerpiece of our program is a summer camp that immerses our campers in an intentional experiential process.
hearts, hands and voices . . .
. . . a cooperative venture of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livonia, Michigan, seeks to provide children with lifelong tools for creating, appreciating and sharing music, participating in worship, and leading productive lives in society through hands-on experiences.
2016 Monday Program begins September 12, 6:30-8:00 PM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI. The summer camp experience carries into our school-year program for young people grades 2-7 and alumni interested in continuing with us for extended learning opportunities. We gather at 6:30 for a light supper followed by choral sessions with Michael Burkhardt (Dr. B to our kids) and integrated learning with handbells, African drumming and Orff. No previous experience necessary, just an interest in music. HHAV 2016 Monday night registration form.pdf
2017 Summer Camp will run August 7-10, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI. The four-day camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for campers (grades 2-7) with a special experience for camp alumni from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (grade 8 and above). Camp capacity is 60 campers, early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.
Summer camp for Directors and Educators August 7, 8 & 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. - The workshop was also cancelled for this year. As part of our summer camp experience, we offer an evening workshop for leaders who are interested in learning more about the teaching methods used in HHAV. Materials used during camp will be shared and Dr. Burkhardt will walk you through the process behind the materials.








Check out the energy in our camp experience and

hear Michael Burkhardt talk about the program philosophy