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Summer 2010

Another Caz Summer Kicks Off!

kids goofing Summer is in full swing and Caz is off to a great start!

At camp, proud parents, outstanding staff and an incredible setting support our amazing campers while they make musical discoveries and great new friends, all under the canopy of those majestic redwoods. After six days of fun, music, friends, and general camp silliness, our Young Musician session ended with another fabulous concert. We wait with anticipation for the remaining sessions and look forward to their moving performances as the summer progresses.

Back at our Berkeley office, we continue the craziness that is summer as well. The excitement and energy of Bus Days, the last minute registration rush, never-ending fundraising, planning for fall JumpStart Retreats, and yes, even planning for Summer 2011 consume our days! In other news, work on our Taproot Foundation website redesign is underway, which brought a professional photographer to the camp for the Young Musicians session with some amazing results. We look forward to sharing it all with you this fall when we unveil the new look.

kid groupWe are truly grateful that enrollment is returning to normal levels after last years dip. Looking ahead, our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that Caz continues to deliver a top quality music and camp experience that inspires kids to learn and grow; to continue fill the camp with these amazing campers; to ensure the facility is maintained and upgraded to meet the demands of our growing camper base; and to secure the long-term health of Cazadero Music Camp so that we can faithfully serve its remarkable young musicians for the next 50 years and beyond!

Mark Your Calendar

Great Caz Events Still to Come

Mark your calendar for these great events coming up at, around, or in support of Cazadero Performing Arts Camp.

Caz Concerts
Come visit Caz for a fabulous concert performed by our amazing campers and staff in one of the most beautiful settings around. Follow the link for a schedule of concerts and a list of Guest Conductors.

Wednesdays at the Waterfall - at CazSonoma Inn
An evening in the redwoods with friends sharing ideas, music, art, wine and food to benefit Cazadero Music Camp Scholarship Program.

A Taste of Cazadero - at CazSonoma Inn
July 17, 2010 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Enjoy an Afternoon for the Senses with Music, Art, Wine, and Food all to benefit the Cazadero Music Camp Scholarship Program

Cazadero Summer Reception
August 1, 2010
Cazadero Music Camp

Join us for a special reception following the High School mid-session concert, honoring some outstanding Caz alumni and celebrating all things Caz!

Caz Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Party
Saturday December 4, 2010
Location to be announced

Refreshments, music and dancing to the sounds of the
Class Act Big Band!

3rd Annual Caz Camper Holiday Reunion
Saturday December 18, 2010
Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley

Celebrate the first day of your holiday break with your Caz friends. See photos from the summer, hear performances by other CAZers, and enjoy holiday treats.

2010 Caz Honorees Announced

The Cazadero Performing Arts Camp Caz Honorees recognizes those persons who have demonstrated the highest standards of character and musical achievement while at Cazadero Performing Arts Camp and those who have exhibited great leadership and direction in advancing the excellence of the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp program. The purpose of the award is to honor, pay tribute to and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who, through participation, support or interest, have made outstanding contributions to Cazadero Performing Arts Camp in its pursuit of excellence.

This year, the following individuals have been selected as the
2010 Cazadero Honorees:

Thes Canelis
Longtine friend, neighbor and supporter of
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Lela DaVia
Longtime teacher, staff and supporter, Cazadero Family Camp
Board of Directors, Music Camps, Inc

Tony Kaye
Charter camper, camp staff and member of Board of Directors
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Earl Murray
Guest Conductor, Cazadero Music Camp
Musical Director and Conductor, San Francisco Ballet
Associate Conductor, San Francisco Symphony

Jack Pereira
Assistant Camp Director and Guest Conductor, Cazadero Music Camp
Director, Lowell High School Orchestra, Diablo Symphony, and Symphony of the Mountain

These five Honorees and their representatives will be honored at a Caz Concert this summer at Cazadero Music Camp.

Learn more about our past Caz Honorees here!

6 Easy Ways to Support Caz

Love Caz?  Here are six easy ways to make a big impact without breaking the bank! 

1. Buy tickets to our fabulous 2010 Summer Raffle!

2. Get involved!  Sign up to become a Caz volunteer! 

3. Buy a Caz Music Stand or Legacy Bench!

4. Donate your vehicle!

5. Introduce Caz to your employer's Charitable Giving or Matching Gift Program!

6. Tell your friends about Caz!

Don't miss out on our Summer 2010 Raffle!
Our 2010 Summer Raffle has over $6500 in fabulous prizes, and all proceeds benefit the Caz Scholarship Fund!  Tickets are on sale at each of our Summer concerts, or can be purchased by calling our office at 510-527-7500.  The drawing will be held Monday, August 9 th, and you need not be present to win!  Below is a partial list of the raffle prizes.  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the following businesses who are doing what they can to support arts education! 

Our Three Grand Prizes:
A fine art family portrait photo shoot & $500 gift certificate towards prints offered by each of these top Bay Area photographers

Eric Schumacher Photography

Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography

Peter Olivetti Photography

And our many other Fabulous Prizes:

-Bowling party at the Albany Bowl
-Tickets to the Aurora Theater
-Tickets to the Beach Blanket Babylon
-Tickets to the Cal Bears vs. Arizona game
-Tickets to the to the Cartoon Art Museum
-A VIP tasting and bottle of Syrah from Cline Cellars
-Two $100 gift certificates to Forrests Music
-A VIP tasting and bottle of Korbel Champagne
-A gift certificate La Mediterranee Restaurant
-Two family passes to the Lawrence Hall of Science
-A portrait sitting with Nan Phelps Photography
-Day pass for four to the Nob Hill Spa
-Pair of tickets and CD by the Pacific Mozart Ensemble
-Gift box of a mix of fine Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon from Raymond Burr Vineyards
-10 tickets to the Rialto Theaters
-A gift certificate to Sarber's Camera
-A year's worth of bread from Semifreddi's Bakery
-Tickets to the SF MOMA
-Tickets to The Shotgun Players
-A gift certificate to Sue Johnson Lampshades
-A gift certificate to The Natural Grocery Co.
-A gift certificate to Café Venezia
-A magnum of select wine from Wild Hog Winery

....and more!! 

A special Thank You to all our fabulous
2010 Summer Raffle Donors!

Have questions about Caz dates,
follow the calendar link to stay up to date!



Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
P.O. Box 7908
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 527-7500

Cazadero Music Camp