Frequently Asked Questions

I am flying into camp. What airports are near the campus?
ILLINOIS CAMP - Millikin University, Decatur IL
The closest airports are the Decatur airport, the Springfield airport and the Bloomington airport. We offer shuttle transportation to the campus for a fee each way from these airports. When making flight arrangements, we recommend booking flight arrivals prior to 4:00pm on opening Sunday and after 5:3opm on Saturday following the final show.

 

OHIO CAMP – Heidelberg University, Tiffin OH
The nearest airports are the Columbus airport and the Toledo airport. We offer shuttle transportation, in cooperation with Heidelberg University, to the campus for a fee each way from these two airports. When making flight arrangements, we recommend booking flight arrivals prior to 3:00pm on opening Sunday and after 6:3opm on Saturday following the final show. 

 

Are there any scholarships available?
Showchoir Camps of America awards scholarships at a variety of show choir competitions throughout the country.  Additionally, many of our campers in the past have also been successful gaining personal scholarship and sponsorship funding through school booster clubs and parent organizations, school administration, and local civic groups or arts associations (such as Jaycees, Lions Club, City Arts Council, Rotary Club, etc). Organizations such as these will often allocate scholarship funds to aid local students in attending programs and camps that promote fine arts or academic education.

 

Can you tell me what type of supervision will be at camp?
The camper’s day is well structured and supervised from morning till night. In addition to our Camp Directors, Clinicians, Head Counselors and Student Welfare Coordinator, we have an approximate ratio of one counselor to every ten campers. 

 

 How do I register?
Registration forms can be downloaded on our website. Mail or email yours in today!

 

What should I bring to camp?
A detailed packing list will be sent to you a few weeks before camp begins to assist you in preparation.

 

Are there any additional fees?
Each university requires a key deposit when you are given your Residence Hall Key and Swipe Card. It will be returned to you during check out at the end of the week.  

 

I have paid the $150 deposit. When is the remaining balance due?
The remaining balance will be due during registration on the first day of camp.  Forms of payment accepted include credit card, certified bank check, or money order. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal checks at camp. However, you are welcome to pay your balance due at any time prior to your camp week.     

 

Does my child need extra spending money?
Bringing extra spending money is not required. However, merchandise will be available for purchase at camp, along with food in the campus snack bar during evening activities.

 

What if I need to cancel?
If for any reason you need to cancel, please contact our office right away at (630) 663-4500 or by email at info@showchoircamps.com . Cancellation prior to May 15th will receive a full refund. Cancellation after May 15 will receive a refund minus the deposit. There are no refunds of the deposit after the camp deadline dates.

 

What if my child has special dietary needs or food allergies?
If your child has special dietary needs or food allergies, please contact our office at (630) 663-4500 or at info@showchoircamps.com . We are happy to connect you with the chef at either camp location to discuss their offerings.   

 

 Is there a student talent show my student can audition for?
Yes! Auditions for the student talent show will take place on Sunday during the registration period on the day you check in for camp. When you arrive at camp, there will be a sign up sheet to select a time slot for that day.


Are there any extra-curricular groups my child can audition for?
Yes! At each camp location, we offer a Dance Ensemble and Vocal Jazz/Pop group. Besides rehearsing and performing in the regular group show choir, students have the option of auditioning for one of the extra-curricular performing groups. Both of these ensembles rehearse an hour each day following the end of regular rehearsals. Auditions for the Dance Ensemble take place on the Sunday of registration at 4pm. The Vocal Ensemble audition is on Monday at noon. Campers do not need to prepare anything in advance to audition for either of these groups.

 

Is there a video I can purchase of the camp performance?
Unfortunately, we do not sell copies of the camp performances.

 

How can I get more information?
We are happy to talk with you and correspond via phone or email! You can reach us at  (630) 663-4500 or info@showchoircamps.com. We understand that for many of our campers it will be their first time away from home so naturally you may have a host of questions, big and small. We are here to help you be prepared for an awesome camp experience!