Click CAMP OFFERINGS to see what is available this summer.
Resident Camper: Includes lodging in a University dormitory, three meals each day, all instruction, music, materials, activities, camp t-shirt, name tag and lanyard
Commuter Camper: Includes lunch each day, all instruction, music, materials, activities, camp t-shirt, name tag and lanyard. It does NOT include lodging, breakfast or dinner.
Graduating 8th graders who are continuing into 9th grade have the option of attending Middle School Camp or High School Camp(or both). When deciding which is appropriate for your child please consider the following two questions:
1. Social Maturity - is the student ready for interaction with older students grades 9th-12th?
2. Music Maturity - is the student ready for more difficult musical literature? We suggest consulting your local music director for assistance with this question.
If you answered YES to both questions then more than likely High School Camp is the optimum choice. If you answered NO to either question, you may want to consider Middle School Camp. On average about half of the graduating 8th graders attending camp choose to attend Middle School Camp while the other half attend High School Camp.
We highly suggest attending both week of our high school band/string camp if at all possible. However, we understand that summer schedules and other variables may not allow some folks to attend both weeks and therefore we do allow students to attend one week if needed. You may choose either week that you prefer.
Resident campers are housed in one of Eastern Kentucky Universities dormitories. These accommodations typically house 2 campers maximum. Once you register you will receive an acceptance packet with detailed information of what is or isn't provided in the dorm.
Resident campers receive three meals a day. Most meals are served cafeteria style through Eastern Kentucky University Dining Hall, Case Hall. . Some meals are catered in from off campus locations. Commuter campers receive lunch each day in the Case Hall. Breakfast is not available however dinner can be purchased for $8.50 as needed should a commuter camp wish to stay for the evening activities.
Medical attention for campers while at the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp will be available from Baptist Health Richmond, our local hospital. A medical release form will be sent to each student prior to the opening of their camp option. On the form you will be asked for health insurance information and permission to treat your youngster should an emergency situation require such action while at camp. All campers must have the medical release form on file in order to attend camp.
Once registered you will receive an acceptance packet of pertinent information as to what to bring to camp.
There are no uniforms or specific dress code requirements. Most campers wear comfy summer type clothing. If a student is wearing something deemed inappropriate they will be asked to change. Certain concert dress attire may be required depending on the camp you have chosen. Detailed information can be found int he acceptance packet you receive once registering.
Students are expected to bring their own instruments. In rare circumstances it is possible to use an instrument on loan from the University. This must be arranged with the camp director prior to camp. Percussionists should plan on bringing their own sticks, wind performers reeds, mutes and other needed items.
We have two forms of financial assistance that campers and their families may apply for.
1.)Scholarship Assistance is financial assistance given to a camper after they have submitted an audition recording to our camp office. The monies given are based upon musical ability and need for that particular instrument/voice.
2.)Financial Assistance is assistance given to families who wish to apply using our financial assistance form who are in need of funds in order for their child to attend camp. Campers may apply for both scholarship assistance and financial assistance if desired.
Click Scholarship/Financial Assistance for further instructions.
Yes, cell phones are permitted at camp, however, misuse of any such device(such as having it on during music rehearsals) may result in loss of cell phone privileges. We encourage campers to keep their phone as it makes communication between family and camper easier.
Free guest wifi is available throughout campus.
Contact Camp Director, Mr. Ben Walker, with your questions: firstname.lastname@example.org