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Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp

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Celebrating ALL Abilities at RicStar's Camp!

With 16 years now under our belt, we are already looking forward to continue celebrating our amazing campers, families, music therapists, and volunteers at the 2019 Eric "RicStar" Winter Music Therapy Camp! (Camp dates to be announced soon!)

RicStar's Camp is a day camp that provides opportunities for musical expression, enjoyment, and interaction for all persons with special needs and their siblings. Sessions include song writing, rock ‘n’ roll combo, silly sing-along, xylophones, percussion, movement, improvisation, and more! Watch the 2018 RicStar's Camp feature video to see all the fun we had at camp last year!

RicStar's Camp 2019 Schedule



Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults:


Children 5 and Under:

  • Two half day sessions available, children may attend one session
  • Morning session, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Afternoon session, Noon - 2:15 p.m.


$200 per camper, $100 per half-day camper. Financial assistance is available.

2019 Registration Information
Returning and new campers may register by completing the
2019 Camp Registration form (coming soon).


Many volunteers are needed to ensure a successful camp experience. For volunteer information, contact Cindy Edgerton at edgerto3@msu.edu.

Video and Press

2013 Advocate of Music Therapy Award

Dick and Judy Winter, co-founders and co-chairs of the Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp, were awarded the Advocate of Music Therapy Award at the the American Music Therapy Association Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. in November 2013. The purpose of the award is to honor a person(s) who is not a music therapist, but who has contributed significantly to the field. The Winters were nominated for the award by the Michigan Music Therapists Executive Board. Congratulations, Dick and Judy!

2012 Crystal Award Winner

Congratulations to the CMS RicStar's Camp, a winner of 2012 City of East Lansing Crystal Awards. The program honors individuals, groups, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond to enhance the quality of life in East Lansing. RicStar's Camp was the Business Recipient. Check out the Crystal Award video interview here. To see more on the City of East Lansing visit www.cityofeastlansing.com



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Teen plays tambourine

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