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Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp

Celebrating 15 Years of RicStar's Camp!

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Eric 'RicStar' Winter Music Therapy Camp! We were thrilled to reach this milestone and celebrate with our amazing campers, families, music therapists, volunteers, and some very special guests, including MSU's President Simon!

Thank you to everyone who helped us honor and celebrate the great achievements of RicStar's camp. See below for press coverage on year 15 of RicStar's camp.


June 15-17, 2017 (Adults)

June 19-21, 2017 (Youth/Adolescents/Young Adults)

The Eric ‘RicStar' Winter Music Therapy 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!

2017 Registration Information
Returning and new campers may register by completing the 2017 RicStar's Camp registration form.

RicStar's Camp 2017 Schedule

The 15th annual camp will be June 15-17 and June 19-21.


  • Thursday, June 15 - Saturday, June 17
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults:

  • Monday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 21
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Children 5 and Under:

  • Monday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 21
  • 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.


Cost: $200 per camper, $100 per half-day camper. Financial aid is available.



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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