Q: How do I register?
It’s easy! You can register online here.
Q: 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, parent organizations, school administration, local civic groups, and arts associations. (such as Jaycees, Lions Club, City Arts Council, Rotary Club). 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.
Q: 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 (Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport) and the Bloomington airport (Central Illinois Regional Airport) We offer shuttle transportation to the campus for a fee each way from these airports. When making flight arrangements, we recommend booking your flight for arrival prior to 4:00 p.m. on opening Sunday, June 18th and after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday following the final show, June 24th.
OHIO CAMP – Heidelberg University, Tiffin OH
The nearest airports are the Cleveland 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 your flight for arrival prior to 3:00 p.m. on opening Sunday, July 9th and after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday following the final show, July 15th.
IF THE FLIGHT YOU ARE CONSIDERING DOES NOT MATCH THE SUGGESTED TIMES, CONTACT OUR OFFICE BEFORE BOOKING TO CONFIRM THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM CAMPUS.
Q: Can you tell me what type of supervision will be at camp?
The camper’s day is well structured and supervised morning to 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. At night, there is a counselor available on the floor of every residence at all times. Counselors are college age students selected through submitting applications and follow up with references. The majority have been previous SCA campers.
Q: 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, but mostly, it is comfortable clothes for rehearsals all day and then nicer casual wear for the evening shows. One night time performance it is suggested to be a little dressier and one night there is a black and white dance, so wear black and white!
Q: 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.
Q: If I have paid the $175 deposit, when is the remaining balance due?
The remaining balance should be paid before the first day of camp.
Q: Does my child need extra spending money?
Bringing extra spending money is not required. However, SCA merchandise will be available for purchase at camp, along with food or drinks in the campus snack bar following evening performances. Both campuses have coffee shops on property.
Q: What if I need to cancel?
If for any reason you need to cancel, please contact our office promptly at (630) 663-4500 or by email at email@example.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. Cancellation due to a verified COVID-19 illness or proof of primary contact the week prior to the start of the camp you are attending will be reviewed for refund with written request and documentation.
Q: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . We are happy to connect you with the chef at either camp location to discuss their offerings.
Q: 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. Millikin University and Heidelberg University respectively will be awarding tuition scholarships to a few of the outstanding Showcase performers.
Q: Are there any extra-curricular groups my student 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.
Q: Is there a video I can purchase of the camp performance?
Unfortunately, we are unable to produce and sell videos of the camp performances.
You may video your camper in their portions of the performance. Video cameras may not obstruct the view of other audience members.
Q: 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 email@example.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!