Piano Camp

students playing piano at Piano Camp

Since its creation 21 years ago, Gilmore Piano Camp has welcomed hundreds of young pianists to its natural outdoor setting at Sherman Lake for fun and study. The camp provides classical piano training, a wide range of music-related electives, and–of course–lots of traditional camp activities. Treasured as the Midwest’s only piano-specific summer music camp, Gilmore Piano Camp welcomes pianists of all levels of experience.


Gilmore Piano Camp Cancelled for Summer 2020

We regret that due to the current health and safety risks related to Covid-19 we must cancel Gilmore Piano Camp this summer. The Gilmore Piano Camp staff will miss all of you!!

For information about the camp’s closure, watch the Sherman Lake CEO’s 2020 Camp Parent Video by clicking on the button below. For questions about Sherman Lake YMCA registration and cancellation policies, please refer to the email sent to you directly from SLYMCA, click the button below, or call 269-731-3000. 

Camp Parent Video

Cancellation Policy

PLEASE NOTE: All camp refunds will be managed by Sherman Lake YMCA. They have issued the following statement:

“The decision to not host camp this summer will place a significant financial strain on sustaining Sherman Lake YMCA operations. If you have already paid some/all of your fees for camp, Sherman Lake asks that you choose one the options listed below. Over the next few weeks, Sherman Lake staff will be in touch, via a phone call, to determine the best option for you.

  • Donate all or a portion of your program fees to support Sherman Lake YMCA’s efforts in our community. 
  • Transfer your Summer 2020 registration fees and deposit to secure your spot for next year.
  • Refund both your payment and deposit.

Please be patient as our staff works to process the high volume of changes to all camper accounts. Families with immediate questions may contact Sherman Lake YMCA directly at 269-731-3000.” 


Questions About Education?

Please direct questions to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, or Leslie Baron, Education and Community Engagement Manager. Telephone: 269.342.1166.

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