Camp Life

Campers can either commute to camp or stay on campus to bond with the other campers and get a taste of college life. Campers stay in Heritage Hall, in with one other room mate. They can either request a particular room mate on their application or be paired up with another applicant close to their age. Each hall is watched over by a counselor who can answer any questions from how to navigate the dorms to how to navigate a complex chord progression. If you are interested in applying to be a counselor click here.


Meals are had in WOU’s Valsetz Dining Hall, resident campers receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Commuters receive lunch. Food varies from day to day, but a lush salad bar is always available in addition to 2-3 choices of entree.


During the short week of camp, we like to make the most of every minute the kids are here. The amount of hard work the campers put in is always impressive and shows at the end of the week concerts. The camp schedule is as follows.

Times may be subject to change

Sunday August 5

1-3:00 p.m. Registration and Skill Level Placement Activities (residential participants should arrive by 2:30 p.m. and commuting participants should plan to arrive by 3:00 p.m. so that we have ample time to conduct placement activities)
5:00 p.m. Public Concert and Dinner for participants at Monmouth City Park featuring a guest Artist and Mel Brown and Friends


Monday-Friday, Aug 6 -Aug 10

7:45-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Commuting Participants Arrive
9:00-9:55 a.m. Instrumental Master Class
10:05-11:30 a.m. Large Ensemble Rehearsal
11:45a.m.-12:30p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m. Jazz Combo
2:45-3:45 p.m. Faculty Presentation Electives
4:00-5:15 p.m. Faculty Performances and Faculty Coached Sectionals
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. Jam Session, Music Business Lecture, or Concert
8:30-10:00 p.m. Individual Practice (instructor supervision)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Supervised Free Time
11:00 p.m. Lights Out


Saturday, August 11

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Commuting Participants Arrive
8:30-9:30 a.m. Ensemble Rehearsals
9:45-11:30 a.m.

12:00-1:00 P.M

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Combo Rehearsals


Final Concerts (program schedule to be announced Friday, August 10 )

If this looks like an amazing week for you or your child, head over to the registration page to get signed up!