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SummerVoice Camp

The next installment of the Voices in the Laurel “SummerVoice Camp” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 27-31 on the Zoom platform.

This session will be for rising first to fifth graders and will feature special guests, games, recreation, arts, crafts, and so much more. Voices in the Laurel is an authentic program that focuses on providing young people quality choral education in fun and innovative ways. 

Voices in the Laurel is a Haywood County-based nonprofit choir for young people ranging from first through 12th grade from Haywood, Buncombe, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties under the direction of Martha Brown. 

www.voicesinthelaurel.org.

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