Camp Description

The OWU Summer Music Camp is an overnight camp (with a daycamper option) available to all students who have completed grades 6-12. Discover your passion in the performing arts, develop the skills to succeed as a musician, and make beautiful memories on our scenic campus in Delaware, Ohio. We emphasize a balance between the development of performance skills, artistic knowledge, and creative process as all students receive expert guidance from camp staff to take their musicianship to the next level.

The week concludes on Friday, July 10, 2020 with two Grand Finale Concerts, one for middle school ensembles and one for high school ensembles. Both concerts conclude with an all-combined camper performance of original music written exclusively for the OWU Summer Music Camp.

Air-conditioned facilities are used for all rehearsals, classes, concerts, and residences. Additional daily activities include sectionals with camp counselors, supervised afternoon recreation time, meals in OWU dining halls, and evening all-camp gathering music events.

Online applications open on Monday, February 3, 2020.


Activity Selection

  1. Choose Your Large Ensemble
    Students select one large performing ensemble for their age group and experience level in band, choir, or orchestra.
  2. Choose Your Electives
    Students participate in four different music electives selected from a variety of performance activities and academic classes.
  3. Private Lesson Option (additional $20 per lesson)
    For students seeking one-on-one 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.

Sample Schedules

Middle School Camper Schedule

7 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Day-camper check-in
8 a.m. Elective #1
9 a.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
10 a.m. Elective #2
11 a.m. Lunch
Noon Sectional
1 p.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
2 p.m. Elective #3
3 p.m. Elective #4
4 p.m. Rec Time
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Camp families meet together prior to Music Share
7 p.m. Staff/Camper Music Share
8 p.m. Day-camper pickup; Residential campers return to dorms for snack, games, and jam sessions
9 p.m. Camp family group reflection
10 p.m. Lights Out

High School Camper Schedule

7 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Day-camper check-in
8 a.m. Elective #1
9 a.m. Elective #2
10 a.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
11 a.m. Elective #3
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Sectional
2 p.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
3 p.m. Elective #4
4 p.m. Rec Time
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Camp families meet together prior to Music Share
7 p.m. Staff/Camper Music Share
8 p.m. Day-camper pickup; Residential campers return to dorms for snack, games, and jam sessions
9 p.m. Camp family group reflection
10 p.m. Lights Out

Camp Fees

Overnight Camp Package: $550

6 days, 5 nights, 15 meals, air-conditioned dormitory room, expert instruction, evening snack, recreation, and health care. Report for check-in on July 5, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Early bird registration = $525 if submitted by April 3, 2020!

Day Camp Package: $325

5 days, 10 meals, expert instruction, health care, and recreation. Daily check-in begins July 6, 2020 at 7:30 AM. Daily check-out is at 8 p.m.

Early bird registration = $300 if submitted by April 3, 2020!