The Hopewell Valley Community of Associated Music Projects (HV CAMP) was founded in 2016 by co-founders Jack Furlong and Sean Ryan. Their goal was to create a musical ensemble that allowed members of the local community to be part of a performing ensemble and create music together.
HV CAMP is the parent organization that oversees all the ensembles created under their umbrella. The first ensemble created was the Hopewell Valley Pops Orchestra and has grown to include the Hopewell Valley Community Jazz Ensemble, the Hopewell Valley Youth Orchestra, and the Hopewell Valley Central High School Alumni Jazz Band.
The mission statement is twofold for HV CAMP:
Members of each ensemble pay a nominal membership fee to help support the operating costs of the groups. Members are not limited to the number of ensembles in which they choose to participate (except in instances of audition requirements or alumni status, for example).
Each calendar year is divided into three seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Spring seasons generally run February through May. Summer seasons generally run June through August. Fall seasons generally run September through December. Additional concerts may be scheduled throughout the calendar year from time to time. Each ensemble rehearses on average once per week.
HV CAMP is a 501(c)3 incorporated non-profit group. Donations may be tax-deductible; please consult your tax professional for more information.