Camden Haven Arts Festival for Students (CHAFFS) performing bands camp

Region: Regional North and West | Camden Haven
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Music
Tags: Brass, Music, Percussion, Woodwind

The CHAFFS (Camden Haven Arts Festival for Students) is an annual festival for public school students in the Camden Haven area, which showcases and celebrates creative and performing arts. The CHAFFS performing bands camp provides high quality opportunities for students to participate in large concert bands, which will perform at the annual CHAFFS concert celebrating public education. 3 bands, including junior (for beginners), senior and jazz ensemble are formed. These bands compliment and extend school band programs by providing opportunities for all students to participate in a broader band program that may not be able to be provided at school level, which is inclusive of all students regardless of skill level and learning needs.


In 2022 the camp was held at The Francis Retreat, Bonnie Hills from Tuesday 19 July to Friday 22 July (Term 3 Week 1)

2023 dates

Information on how to apply will be available in Term 2, 2023.

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Liz Skerrit


The Francis Retreat
2 Thomson Place
Bonny Hills NSW 2445

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