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Junior High School Camp Information Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring to camp?

  • Your health history/parental consent form- IMPORTANT! (Available online here)
  • Your instrument (ISU will provide percussion equipment as needed)
  • Any needed accessories (valve oil, extra reeds, cork grease, etc.)
  • Audition music and your prepared solo or etude (optional) for a brief audition
  • A portable music stand (if possible)
  • Pencils for taking notes and marking music
  • Comfortable shoes for walking around campus
  • Water bottle (it’s summer and we will be traveling between buildings)
  • Enough comfortable clothes for the week of classes and recreational activities
  • A white shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt for the final concert on Saturday
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Towels, washcloth, blanket, (sheets, pillow and pillowcases are provided)
  • Alarm clock optional (we’ll make sure you’re up on time!)
  • A light jacket: rain gear or umbrella
  • Recreational items (baseball glove, swimsuit, sidewalk chalk, etc.)
  • Any miscellaneous personal needs/medications
  • Your best talent and any materials you may need for the annual talent show (optional, but encouraged!)

Reminder: due to the large number of camp participants, please make sure that all of your belongings (including instruments) are labeled with your name, address, and phone number.

Should I bring any money?

There will be a $5 fee for the swimming trip that can be paid at registration. Resident campers may also have access to residence hall vending machines during some evenings before bed. On Friday of the camp, everyone will also have the opportunity to visit one of our local campus shops to purchase ISU souvenirs and other items.

How do meals work?

For resident campers, all meals are covered by registration fees. Resident campers will be given a wristband at registration that will allow them entry to the dining centers, which serve all-you-care to-eat meals. For commuter campers, dinner on Sunday and lunch Monday-Friday are the only meals that are covered by the registration fee. Commuters who wish to eat additional must pay for their meals separately. Summer 2018 meal rates are $6.15 per breakfast, $8.65 per lunch, and $10.00 per dinner. If you'd like to purchase a specific meal for the entire week, the rates are $36.90 for 6 breakfasts (Monday-Saturday) or $50.00 for 5 dinners (Monday-Friday). Commuter meals may be paid for in one of three ways:

  • 1) You may mail payment for commuter meals at the same time you mail your enrollment deposit. Please include a note about which meals and how many you are ordering.
  • 2) You may pay for commuter meals at registration on the first day of camp. We can accept check or credit/debit cards on site.
  • 3) You may pay for a commuter meal at the dining center at the time of the meal. HOWEVER, please note that the dining centers do NOT accept cash--payment must be made by credit/debit card.

What do I do if I need special dietary accommodations?

We are able to make accommodations for most individuals who have allergies or must avoid gluten and do our best to make visiting campus a positive experience. Please contact the ISU Band Office at (309) 438-2166 at least one week prior to the start of camp (earlier if possible).

How may I be reached?

You may receive mail until Friday while at camp. We recommend sending mail early in the week to ensure it arrives in time. Camper mail should be addressed as follows:

"Your Name" c/o ISU Jr. High Band Camp
Illinois State University
School of Music- Bands
Campus Box 5660
Normal, IL 61790-5660

In an emergency call the Hewett/Manchester Front Desk at (309) 438-4519.

ISU Band Offices: (309) 438-2166
ISU Music Dept. Office: (309) 438-7631

Please note that these numbers are for emergencies only. If you must be reached during the week, phones will be available in your dorm room and long distance calls may be made with a calling/credit card.

What are the recreational activities for the week?

Final preparations are being arranged for the following evening camp activities: swimming; movies; camp dance; camp talent show; and an opportunity to play in a student recital. These are tentative at the present time. A complete schedule will be available when you arrive on campus.

Audition Music

Audition music is available online (in the menu to the left) and will be sent in the final packet. Campers may also bring an additional solo or etude to demonstrate musical ability. A brief audition for ensemble placement will take place after move-in.

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