Overnight Camp = June 18 – 23, 2023

Day Camp = June 19 – 23 (8:30 AM – 4:45 PM)


For students in band, choir, and orchestra (rising 6th to completed 12th grade)
Day Camp Fee = $350
Overnight Camp Fee = $700


**Waitlist UPDATE**
The following Large Ensemble & Elective sections have reached Maximum Capacity.

Beginning Band: Trumpet
Beginning Jazz Band: Trumpet
Junior Band: Alto Sax & Tenor Sax
Junior Jazz Band: Alto SaxTenor Sax, & Trumpet
Junior & Senior Rock Band: All instruments and singers
Junior Drumline: All Instruments
Junior & Senior Chamber Strings: All Instruments

Camp Description

Discover your passion in the performing arts, train your talent as a musician, and make beautiful memories on Ohio Wesleyan’s scenic campus in Delaware, Ohio. Expert guidance from our staff helps students succeed in large ensemble rehearsals every day at camp in band, choir, or orchestra.

Students participate in a main ensemble (band, choir, or orchestra) plus a menu of elective activities to tailor a unique camp experience around their interests with options like jazz band, rock band, chamber strings, drumline, music theater, private lessons, plus games and rec activities.

The week concludes on Friday afternoon with a PATIO CONCERT featuring the drumline and rock bands, followed by THREE Grand Finale Concerts in separate air-conditioned venues for strings, choir, and bands.

DAY CAMP includes 5 days, 5 meals, expert instruction, health care, camp t-shirt, plus a lot of fun, friends, and music. Daily check-in begins June 19, 2023 at 8:00 AM. Daily check-out is at 4:45 PM.

OVERNIGHT CAMP includes supervised OWU dormitory lodging beginning Sunday, June 18 at 6 PM with check-in, orientation and evening activities. 14 meals begin with Monday breakfast on 6/19 through Friday lunch on 6/23. Please plan dinner on your own before arriving on Sunday, 6/18.

Activity Selection Process

  1. Choose Your Large Ensemble
    All campers will participate in a large ensemble with two rehearsals each day. Students should select the most appropriate genre for their age group and experience level in band, choir, or orchestra.
  2. Choose Your Electives
    Students may participate in different music electives selected from a variety of performance activities and music classes. Please apply soon! Some electives have prerequisites and will fill to capacity earlier than large ensembles. 
  3. Private Lesson Option (additional $30 per lesson)
    For students seeking specialized instruction, a 30-minute lesson with applied music faculty is a popular option. Lessons are available on voice and all ensemble instruments, plus piano and guitar. Students are welcome to bring music they’re currently working on, but instructors will have a variety of music and activities as well.

Sample Schedule: Monday- Thursday

Time Activity
7:00 AM Overnight Campers (OC) Wake up time
7:30 – 8:00 AM OC Breakfast
8:00 – 8:20 AM DayCamper (DC) Check-in; OC transition to first rehearsal
8:30 – 9:45 AM Rehearsal 1
9:45 – 10:00 AM Transition
10:00 – 10:45 AM Sectionals
10:45 – 11:00 AM Transition
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Lunch
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Transition
12:00 – 1:00 PM Elective 1
1:00 – 1:15 PM Transition
1:15 – 2:15 PM Elective 2
2:15 – 2:30 PM Transition
2:30 – 3:15 PM Snacks & Rec time
3:15 – 4:45 PM Rehearsal 2
4:45 – 5:00 PM Day Camper pick up from rehearsal venue
5:00 – 5:45 PM DC After Camp Care; OC Dinner
5:45 – 6:00 PM Transition
6:00 – 8:30 PM Evening Activities include: Bonfire & Smores, Staff Talent Show, Strand Movie Night, Camper Talent Show, Camp Party
8:30 – 9:00 PM Transition
9:00 – 9:30 PM OC Small Group Time & Reflection
9:30 – 10:00 PM Prep for bed
10:00 PM Lights Out

Sample Schedule: Friday

7:00 AM Overnight Campers (OC) Wake up time
7:30 – 8:00 AM OC Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 AM DayCamper (DC) Check-in; OC transition to first rehearsal
8:30 – 10:45 AM Dress Rehearsals for Grand Finale Concerts
10:45 – 11:00 AM Transition
11:00 – 11:45 AM Lunch
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Transition
12:00 – 1:00 PM Camper Trivia Tournament
1:00- 1:15 Transition to JayWalk
1:15 – 1:30 PM Report to assigned Patio Concert locations
1:30 PM PATIO CONCERT on the JayWalk: Drumline, Rock Bands
2:15 – 2:45 PM Transition to Grand Finale Concert Locations
2:45 – 3:00 PM All campers in assigned seats or concert positions
3:00 – 4:15 PM GRAND FINALE CONCERTS in 3 Locations: Bands in Chappelear, Strings in Benes (HWCC), Choir & Music Theater in Jemison (Sanborn)
Immediately after concert Parents pick up campers for return home!!

2023 Camp Poster