Jen Lowery/Startraks
September 16, 2009 07:05 PM

For Nick Jonas, what a difference a day makes.

“It’s exciting,” Jonas told PEOPLE on the set of Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam about turning 17 on Wednesday. “I feel 24 hours different than when I was 16.”

Busy working on The Disney Channel movie sequel, the singer did not have time for an extravagant party, but says that’s the way he likes it.

“I tend to keep things low key for my birthdays in general,” he said. “It’s so much attention that it can be a bit overwhelming. But it’s nice when people do things to celebrate. I have tonight off and I think we have something planned. We’ll see how it roles out.”

With his entire family on set, including his youngest brother Frankie, the cast and crew sang “Happy Birthday” to him and presented a light blue vanilla cake with cream filling.

And what did the Jonas brother get for his birthday? A piano.

“It’s actually the piano I wrote ‘A Little Bit Longer’ on. It’s definitely got a special meaning for me,” he said. “I originally wanted to get a plaque just to put on the piano when I got there saying that I wrote the song on, but the family just decided to get it for me.”

The piano was originally located at a hotel in Halliburton, Ontario, where the Jonas Brothers filmed the first Camp Rock. It was there where Jonas wrote the song about his diagnosis with diabetes. “I think I’m going to put it in our office where our management team works. So that will be nice. It’s a nice piece of memorabilia with lots of meaning.”

Besides a piano, the film’s production team presented him with a Kettler ping-pong table.

“Nick is a sports fanatic and what he loves to do on tour besides Wiffle Ball, and softball is ping-pong,” said Camp Rock‘s producer Alan Sacks. “He’s a ping-pong whiz!”

Minutes after presenting him with the ping-pong table, Nick was busy paddling away.

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