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 scales and selected band/orchestra music appropriate for your playing level. You may also bring a piece you are working on in your lessons, but may not be required to play it. Beginners will report directly to the beginning band and strings, respectively.


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


When you arrive on Monday (between 9:30-10:30 am)

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

Monday’s Schedule

10:00 Auditions begin

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.


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

11:00 1st-year students report for Beginning Band/Strings as instructed at registration (no audition required)

Noon Lunch

1:00 Opening Orientation in Adcock Chapel (all staff/campers)

1:15-4:00 Full Rehearsals

4:15-5:15 Split Wind/String ensembles (Beginner/Cadet groups out at 5) 

5:00-5:45 Dinner

6:00-8:00 Rec time

8:00-9:30 Open Rec: Main Campus, Gym, and Snack Bar

9:30-9:45  Evening Prayer

10:00 Be in your room 

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. Campers staying off campus should refer to these guidelines when planning drop-off and pick- up times.


7:45-8:30 Breakfast

8:30- 9:15 All-camper devotions in chapel

9:30-12:15 Instrumental Rehearsals 

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45 Choirs

2:00-5:15 Instrumental Rehearsals

5:00-5:45 Dinner

6:00-8:00 Rec time

8:00-9:30 Open Rec: Main Campus, Gym, and Snack Bar

9:30-9:45  Evening Prayer

10:00 Be in your room


7:45-8:30 Breakfast

9:30 Concert Begins

11:30 Camp Cleanup: Answer to your band director first, then check out with your dorm monitor.


Camper Registration Fee: $200
Walk-in applications must pay in full at time of registration.

Early Bird Registration: $165
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: $50

Meals & Lodging


The facility is not open to campers and families before Monday at 9:30. Families and students check in to rooms and dormitories Monday morning and check out Saturday morning.

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.

While space limitations do not allow us to guarantee availability, whole family rooms (2-5 people) may be requested. Assigned family rooms are $150 and include bedding and meals. Rooms may be paid for at the camp registration desk.

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


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.


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

  • Recreation/Athletic Clothing for 5-6 days (Optional casual clothing for daytime rehearsals)
  • 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

Optional items:

  • 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.
  • Extra cash for snack items

      what to wear

      FOR BOYS


      • Shirts with sleeves
      • Pants


      • Sports pants
      • T shirts
      • Closed toed shoes


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



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


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


      • Black skirt or dress
      • White top
      • Dress shoes