General Information

LOCATION: The College of Wooster is located north of downtown Wooster, easily accessible from all directions. If you plan to use a GPS, the street address for Scheide Music Center is 525 E. University Street.


FINANCIAL REMINDERS: The balance of fees for resident campers is due by June 18, 2018. Non-resident campers should have already paid the entire fee. Paying all fees by the expected date will help to save time during camper registration.


REGISTRATION: Campers should register in Scheide Music Center from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8th. The Scheide parking lot and the parking lot behind Lowry Center are both accessible from University Street east of Beall Avenue. Campers will be given their dorm assignments at the registration site and can then proceed to unload luggage and other personal belongings at their respective dorms. Click here for a map of campus.


CAMP MEETING: Following registration, a camp meeting will be held in McGaw Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend, but this is not a requirement. All parents should plan to leave the campus after this meeting. Sunday's schedule and the camp rules will be distributed to campers at registration and should be brought to the meeting.


INSTRUMENTS: Large instruments (tubas, baritones, euphoniums, basses, cellos, bass clarinets, tenor saxes, and bari saxes) should be left in the Coat Room (Room 113) of Scheide Music Center. All other instruments should be taken to the camp meeting in McGaw Chapel. At the conclusion of the camp meeting, campers will be introduced to their section instructors and will follow them to their specific audition sites.


MAIL: Camper mail should be addressed to the camper c/o Wooster Music Camp, 1189 Beall Avenue, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691.


PHONE CALLS: While we like to keep the office phone line open for official camp business, you can reach the camp office at 330-287-1907 if absolutely necessary. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. In case of an emergency when the camp office is not open, please contact campus security at 330-287-1901 for assistance. General questions about camp can be emailed to the camp email account (woostermusiccamp@wooster.edu).


TALENT SHOW: Campers wishing to perform in the talent show/student recital should bring music or equipment needed, including a CD accompaniment for vocal solos. An accompanist can be available for soloists or ensembles if preferred over a CD accompaniment.


SPENDING MONEY: Campers may wish to bring spending money for items from the college bookstore, video games, and snacks. There is an ATM available in Lowry Center. The Wooster Music Camp accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen money or personal items. Campers should use care in handling their cash and should be aware that dormitory room doors automatically lock when closed.


CAMP PICNIC: Family and friends are invited to join the campers for dinner at an indoor picnic on Thursday, July 12th before the final concert. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children. The buffet style meal includes hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, a variety of side dishes, beverages, and desserts. The tickets are available for purchase online before July 8 and during camp registration on Sunday. No picnic tickets will be sold after registration closes on Sunday as a final count must be provided to Dining Services on Monday morning.


FINAL CONCERT: Family members and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the final concert on Thursday, July 12. All groups will perform in McGaw Chapel beginning at 6:30 p.m. All campers are required to participate in the final concert and should plan to stay for all of the performing ensembles. Order forms for CDs of the concert will be provided the night of the concert. No payment is needed in advance to order a CD. A color photo of each group will be available for purchase at $10 each. Ensemble rosters and approximate performance times will be posted on the camp web site and social media accounts during the week of camp.


CHECK OUT: Campers may check out of their dorms on Thursday between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the concert. Because staff members have significant concert responsibilities, checkout will not be possible between 6:00 p.m. and the conclusion of the concert.