Over the years, the camp has expanded, growing
in enrollment, and adding new programs and additional talented faculty.
Transportation to/from Broward County has been added, and students
traveling from out-of-state and overseas to participate in the camp
are housed in supervised teen dormitories.
Friends of Young Musicians’ Camp, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
was formed to provide formal fundraising for scholarships and financial
aid, and to support music education initiatives in South Florida.
One of the camp's directors, Simon Salz, sadly passed away in November,
2005, aged 50. A talented musician, guitar virtuoso, performer and
teacher, Simon taught and inspired many musicians, both young and
old. He will be greatly missed at the camp and by all who knew him.
Sarah Neham Salz, Simon's wife of 27 years, and co-director, continues
to run the camp. Sarah, a professional musician, pianist and harpsichordist,
continues to operate Simon Salz Productions, a talent booking agency. In the summer of 2010 she became a certified Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer.
She has been responsible for the organization of the camp since
its inception. Together with the talented faculty and enthusiastic
high school and college age assistants who are also musicians, Sarah
has assembled a team to provide young musicians with a valuable
experience they will not forget.