Camp details

From check-in to concert, we’ve got you covered.

Programs and Activities

We provide musical activities in an atmosphere that promotes spiritual and musical growth.

Students are assigned to one of four performance groups determined by experience and proficiency.

No previous experience is necessary to attend. Registration is open to anyone age 10 or older. Group recreation activities are also planned and supervised by camp staff.

Placement Auditions

On the day you arrive at camp, you will play an audition consisting of selected music appropriate for your playing level. Beginners will report directly to the beginning band and strings, respectively.

Instruments

Students are responsible for acquiring instruments prior to the first day of camp. For questions regarding purchase or rental, contact the camp director.

Schedule

when you arrive

  1. Register at the Commons (turn right at the top of the ramp) before unloading.
  2. Dorm room assignments will be given at time of registration.

Schedule

10:30–noon Auditions

All instrumentalists except beginning players will audition. After registering, students should report immediately with their instruments to assigned audition rooms. After auditions, they may unload bags and settle into assigned dorm rooms.

Audition Room Locations

  • Brass – Room 103, McNeil Hall
  • Woodwinds – Mom White Room, Student Center
  • Strings – Gale Center, Chapel Building Lower Level
  • Percussion – Adcock Chapel

11:00 All 1st year students report for Beginning Band as instructed at registration
Noon Lunch
1:00 Group Session in Adcock Chapel (all staff/campers)
1:15 Band Sessions as Assigned/Scheduled
3:00 Choir
4:00 Recreation Team Play “Tryouts”
5:15 Supper
6:00 Open Rec
6:45 Band Sessions
8:05 Evening Devotions in Adcock Chapel
8:45 Evening Rec
9:45 Evening Snack
10:00 Students to Dorms

Daily Schedule Template

Camp is always the first full week after the Fourth of July.

Each day’s full itinerary may reflect small changes, and will be posted around campus.

Monday

10:30–12:30 Registration and Auditions
11:00 Beginners report to band/string rehearsals
1:00 Opening Orientation
3:00 Music Sessions
8:00 Evening Chapel

Tuesday–Friday

Although the schedule may slightly vary depending on the day of the week, a typical day at camp has rehearsals, master classes and sectionals, with recreational activities scheduled in the afternoons and evenings.

8:15 Gather Round the Pole
8:30 God and I
9:00 Music Sessions
1:00 Athletics
3:00 Music Sessions
6:00 Music Sessions
8:00 Evening Chapel
8:30 Recreation

Saturday

8:00 Check-out of dorms
9:30 Final Concert (parents and friends, please attend!)
11:30 Camp Cleanup

Price

Camper Registration Fee: $185
Walk-in applications must pay in full at time of registration.

Early Bird Registration: $160
Application and payment must be received by May 31.

Multi-Camper Family Registration: $150 per camper (two or more in the same household)

College Student Registration: $25

Meals & Lodging

Lodging

Dorm chaperones live in the dorms the entire week of camp in order to adequately supervise students and care for their safety while in the dorms.

Limited whole family rooms (2-5 people) are available at the weekly rate of $75 and are given out in order of request. Bedding is provided for family guest rooms only.

The facility is not open to campers and families before Monday at 10:30. Families and students check in to rooms and dormitories Monday morning and check out Saturday morning.

Family room reservations, special requests, and questions should be emailed to the camp director.

Facilities

On campus students will be housed in Residence Halls and will be served all meals in the Student Cafeteria.

We offer air-conditioned rehearsal rooms, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and ample male and female dormitory housing.

The concert is held in the beautiful Adcock Chapel.

Meals

All meals are provided from Monday lunch to Saturday breakfast.

Meals for guests and family members can be purchased for $5 per meal or $75 for the week.

Children 5 and under may eat free with their families.

what to bring

  • Nice casual clothes for 6 Days
  • Athletic Clothing
  • Black & White Concert Attire
  • Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Towel, Washcloth, Personal Items
  • Copy of Medical Card
  • Instrument
  • Beginner students only: If you already have a book, bring it! Otherwise it will be provided for you.
    • Strings- Essential Elements Bk. 1
    • Wind/Percussion- Standard of Excellence Bk. 1
  • Extra Reeds, Slide Grease, etc.
  • Pencils with Erasers
  • Bible
  • Thank You Cards
  • Cell phones may be brought to camp, but must remain off during class and chapel sessions.
    *Staff may confiscate phones if used irresponsibly.
  • Optional extra cash for snack items

what to wear

FOR BOYS

Rehearsals

  • Shirts with sleeves
  • Pants

Recreation

  • Sports pants
  • T shirts
  • Closed toed shoes

Concert

  • Black pants
  • White button up shirt
  • Tie
  • Dress shoes

FOR GIRLS

Rehearsals

  • Tops with sleeves (no see-through materials or cut-outs)
  • Dresses and skirts (length should be below the knee)

Recreation

  • Culottes or sports skirt
  • T shirts
  • Closed toed shoes

Concert

  • Black skirt or dress
  • White top
  • Dress shoes