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San Marcos Colloquium

Category: On-Line Registration


Colloquium 2018

Cal State San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92096

Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20

(Registration begins 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. with opening BBQ at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 15)


The summer Colloquium event is an international gathering for a week of intense, topic-driven ETM study.  It includes daily first-hand observations of children in ETM experiences.  Returning students bring their specific questions about ETM philosophy, materials, and practice to gain further insight to launch their continued winter study.  Students new to ETM gain a first, intensive over-view, which they can then expand upon with further in-depth winter study.
Come on your own or bring your children to the Children's Fine Arts Day Camp (available ages 3 to 15 years).  Children in the day camp will participate in the ETM observation classes each day while you study.  Children under age 3 are welcome, however a caregiver must accompany them at all times.
We're looking forward to sharing ETM experiences that you can use to inspire and improve children's social, intellectual and physical development. And as anyone who has experienced ETM can tell you, you'll be learning while experiencing joy!



 Early Bird Rate - paid before April 1, 2018:   $350.00
 Regular Rate - paid after April 1, 2018:   $385.00

University Credit:

Optional Graduate Credit - 3 sem. units through CSU-Bakersfield: $250.00 paid at Colloquium


Children's Fine Arts Day Camp:

Please contact Marie Butler for more information at

This summer we will bringing our highly popular Fine Arts Day Camp to San Diego which includes daily song and play, storytelling, and visual art.  Available for children ages 3 - 15 years. Youths ages 15-17 are encouraged to attend the adult program, as they prefer.  Children under the age of 3 are welcome to attend with a caregiver.

One child:  .

$185 per week
Each additional child: . $90 per week

Program times:  8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., Fri. until 2:00 p.m..

NOTE:  As of 6/14/2018 - the Day Camp is FULL.  


Cal State San Marcos Travel Information

July 16-20, 2018 (arrival July 15th)
By Air:

The closest airport is San Diego International (SAN) which is about a 40 minute drive to the college. You can also fly into Los Angeles (LAX) however, we will not be able to coordinate pickups from LAX as it is a 2 hour drive.


Sunday, July 15th  Check in:  1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Opening BBQ:  5:30 p.m. - Opening session, overview of the week, meet Summer Day Camp leaders.  This is an opportunity to greet old and new friends, learn about daily class options and meet the adults who will be caring for your children.
  Monday, July 16th Check in:  7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. (if you miss Sunday check-in) Clarke Fieldhouse

Mon - Thurs:

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  (with a break for lunch)

Friday, July 28th:

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Room and Board (Due no later than June 1st)

Adults:  $390 per person - 5 nights, includes breakfast, lunch & linens

Accommodations are apartment-style dorm housing on campus with full-size kitchens, refrigerators and ovens. Each room is double-occupancy (two beds per room).  A limited number of single rooms are available by request.

Children ages 3 - 10 *:  $140 for 5 nights - room and linens only (please contact Marie Butler for food options).

Children under age 3 are free as long as they are in a crib or pack-n-play.

(All children are required by the campus to be in a bed.  No children are allowed to sleep on the floor. )

Please note:  All room reservations must be completed and paid for by June 1st.  No refunds or cancellations will be given by the college after June 1st.

Please contact Marie Butler for more information at

Sunday BBQ:

There is no cost for children 3 years of age and younger

Adults (12 years and older): $20.00

Children (ages 5 - 11 years):


Contact us!  or call: 707-637-3166  E-mail:

Submit registration online or mail to Richard's Institute, P.O. Box 3029, Napa, CA 94559

ETM and Education Through Music are usage marks of the Richards Institute since 1969.  Richards Institute is a nonprofit educational organization. It functions without discrimination as to race, creed or otherwise in all of its activities.

Housing - Adult 11 & up - San Marcos Quantity: Price: $390.00
Housing - Child 3-10 - San Marcos Quantity: Price: $140.00
BBQ - Adult 12 & up - San Marcos Quantity: Price: $20.00
BBQ - Child 5-11 - San Marcos Quantity: Price: $12.00
Registration - San Marcos Quantity: Price: $385.00
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