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Viking Band Camp

Apply Now: Band Camp -- July 6-10, 2014

Please Note: As of April 15, all housing is temporarily full for residential campers. A wait list has been created. Updates will be posted if additional rooms become available.

Applications for commuter students are still being accepted.

Band Camp 2014 Information        

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2014 Application

2014 Concert Recording Order Form

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Picture Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of your questions will be answered by downloading an application. Below are additional questions and answers. If you have questions after you have read the information on the application and in this section, you may e-mail them to bandcamps@jeffco.edu.
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Q: “What age group may attend?”
A: Students from grades 4th to completion of 8th grade may attend the camp.

Q: “My child doesn't play an instrument, can they attend the camp and learn how to play?”
A: No, the camp is for students who have at least one year of successful band experience and approval of their band director.  

Q: “Where are the campers housed?”
A: Campers will be housed in the college’s Viking Woods apartment style dorms. Four students will be housed in each room. Each student will have their own room.

Q: “Who is supervising the students while they are at camp?”
A: Students are supervised at all times by certified teachers and college students who are “hand chosen.” The state-certified staff supervises students at all rehearsals, daily activities and at night. College students assist with the supervision of campers during evening activities and at room checks.

Q: “How much “free” time does a camper have?”
A: Campers have very limited free time. They are supervised during recreational activities, all music activities, and meals. They are given 30-45 minutes after meals to return to their rooms to prepare for the next activity.

Q: “What band should we sign up for?”
A: The application has a section for the band director to indicate the prospective camper’s ability and band selection. This section is to be completed by the band director only.

Q: “If we select the commuter package, what are the hours of the commuter?”
A: Commuters need to be at camp no later than 8:45 am and may be picked up at 3:45 pm. Students may return for evening activities which are generally from 7-9 pm.

Q: “What does my child need to bring to camp?”
A: After an application has been accepted, students will receive confirmation and a list of items to bring. For the most part, they need to bring everyday items (snacks, toiletries, clothing, etc.)

Q: “How much money will my child need at camp?”
A: There isn’t a real need for students to have money while at camp. The amount of money depends on the needs of the student. Snacks and items at the book store is all that is available. Students occasionally order out for pizza in the early evening.

Q: “Can my child attend their evening home activities?” (i.e. ball games, dance recitals, church, etc.)
A: Yes students may participate in the evening activities provided they sign out and back in on return. We appreciate knowing about these activities during check in on Sundays.

Q: “My child plays a non-band instrument, (i.e. guitar, violin, piano, etc.) can they attend camp?”
A: Students must have the approval of their school band director. The director can better answer this question. However as a general rule, if they are not in the school band program, their instrument limits their participation in the camp.

Q: “My child plays percussion, what should they bring?”
A: Percussion students should bring all sticks, mallets, their snare drum and/or bell kit. All other percussion instruments will be furnished.

Q: “What is the dress for the camp?”
A: Students should dress the same as they do for their regular school day. Clothing that is not proper for school should not be worn at camp.

Q: “My child takes prescribed meds on a regular basis, will anyone monitor these meds?”
A: Yes, the staff does monitor students taking meds. Medicines, the prescribed dosage and time to be taken should be turned in at time of registration the first day of camp.

Q: “Can my child bring a cell phone to camp?”
A: Yes, a cell phone may be brought to camp provided students use it only during free time. Phones may not be used during instructional time, meals or evening activities. We also ask students not to call parents if problems occur before they talk with a staff member.

Q: “What is the dress for the concert?”
A: Concert wear is the camp t-shirt (provided) and khaki colored shorts, tennis shoes and socks.

Q: “What is the last day we can apply for camp?”
A: Students may apply for camp up to 10 days prior to that camp. However, we have a limited amount of rooms available. The longer you wait to apply, it will be most like likely housing will have been closed. In this case, students may attend as a commuter.

Q: “When will we receive notification if our child is selected for
the camp?”
A: Confirmation and camp materials will be mailed approximately 3-4 weeks before the actual camp date. If you are concerned your check has not cleared or earlier confirmation has been made, you may contact the camp office at 636-481-3331 and leave a message and return phone number or you may email the camp director at jpappas@jeffco.edu.

There have been times where a camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment or a camp is full. In this case, immediate notification is made to allow other plans or attend a different week of camp.

The refund policy, medical information, and camp costs can be found on the camp application.