- Support the Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp—MSU Community Music School
- $905 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL
- 13 PARTICIPANTS
- 1 DAYS REMAINING
Elsa Verderber-Verdehr $50.00
John Krayer $100.00
Molly Cryderman-Weber $10.00
Carrie Oney $25.00
John Schneider $100.00
Karen Schaefer $75.00
Shawn Mahorney $25.00
Judith Winter $200.00
Mutsuko Hudson $200.00
Suport the Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp—MSU Community Music School
The Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp at the Michigan State University Community Music School, aka RicStar’s Camp, has provided six days of inclusive summer-camp access to almost 2,000 individuals benefitting from the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social benefits of music therapy.
We are proud to say that no one has been denied access to camp because of financial need, age, or disability. Few camp participants have access to the arts prior to attending RicStar’s Camp, which includes firsthand music making, dance and movement, and the chance to perform at our end-of-week Be-A-Star Showcase. More than half of our campers require financial aid to attend RicStar’s Camp.
Give to The Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp and Help
Private support from individuals and foundations allowed camp co-founders Dick and Judy Winter to set about healing from the devastating loss of the camp’s namesake, Eric Richard Winter (pictured to the right), who had cerebral palsy and a gift for music. Through this support they were able to realize Eric’s heartfelt dream of attending a music summer camp.
Two decades later, we have impacted hundreds of families and friends, future educators, physicians, music therapists, and parents new to the world of disability. The profound lessons we experience during the six days of this camp continue throughout the year, positively impacting several Michigan communities and Canada, leading to valuable change regarding perceptions of the value and abilities of those with disabilities. Funds given in support of RicStar’s Camp go directly toward financial assistance for campers and programmatic costs. Your gift will support us in celebrating this milestone anniversary and help us continue to provide campers with the rare opportunity to experience the power of music and the arts and lasting friendships firsthand.
Who We Are
For nearly two decades, the Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp at the Michigan State University Community Music School, aka RicStar’s Camp, has provided six days of inclusive summer-camp access. It has served almost 2,000 individuals who benefited from the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social benefits of music therapy.
The Winter Family
Through its inclusive summer camp setting focused on nurturing and celebrating individual abilities, this award-winning, nationally renowned camp provides skilled staffing and eager volunteers, including music therapists, nurses, volunteers, and detailed planning to operate at the highest, safest level possible to make camper’s summer-camp-music dreams come true.
The Michigan State University Community Music School (CMS) in East Lansing, was established in 1993 as the outreach division of the MSU College of Music and designed to bring music education and music therapy to individuals of all ages and abilities in the Greater Lansing community.
CMS has proven through its programming and services that music can dramatically enhance a person's quality of life. On average, CMS annually serves over 3,000 individuals within the community through classes, lessons, and ensembles, while also working with youth, adults, and individuals with special needs within the Greater Lansing area through various outreach programs.
Make a Gift by Mail:
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 23GGDCF1CMSEL” in the note section.