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Fall String Camp

Fall String Camp 2020

Cancelled due to Covid!

Watch your email for a survey planning for 2021.

The rest of the text below refers to last year's 2019 camp;
left here in the hope that we will have something similar next year. :-)

YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI
October 25-27, 2019

General Information
Fall String Camp, for students in grades 6–8, is held at Camp St. Croix in Hudson - map 
Students are placed into one of three ability grouped orchestras. During the three-day camp, students are involved in large group rehearsals, sectionals, supervised recreation, movie night and bingo. It is an exciting and fun-filled learning experience!

Tuition for students is $165, and includes room and board.  Wisconsin students are welcome to attend. Teachers must be ASTA members to have their students participate. Teachers are encouraged to attend the camp with their students. 

Usually the camp fills to capacity before the deadline, so please give the registration information to your students as soon as possible during the school year. 

Student Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Teacher Registration Deadline - Friday, October 11th, 2019
No Refunds will be Given After - Monday, October 14th, 2019

FYI - You should receive an email confirmation whenever you submit a Student Information Application. 

How to Register

        1.  Fill out the online Student Information Application (click on the link).  
*Please note - this process is not complete until you have hit the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the page.*
        2.  Make Tuition payment via PayPal (link on the Student Information Application) or check made out               to MNSOTA (checks should be given to your orchestra teacher to send in with ALL paper                          documents).  PayPal payments are preferred.
*Again, payment does not guarantee that your application has been submitted!!! Be sure to return to the application page and click "SUBMIT" after payment to ensure registration is successful!*
        3.  Fill out the paper Student Registration Form (with director and parent signatures) and the                                 YMCA Camp St. Croix Release Form (with parent signature).  Turn in all forms to your                            orchestra director.

after step 3 the student's job is done

        4.  After each student registers online, directors will receive an email to place each student into an                         orchestra based on their skill level.
        5.  Directors will find 1 Chaperone for every 6 students.  
        6.  Directors will complete the 2-page Teacher Registration From (includes Principals signature)
        7.  Directors will mail in ONE Packet by Friday, October 11th, 2019 with:
    • ALL Student Forms and Checks
    • 2-Page Teacher Registration Form
    • 2-Page Chaperone/Intern Registration Forms
  • Directors Please Note: You are required to provide AT LEAST one overnight chaperone. Your chaperone information is DUE with your packet by Friday, October 11th, 2019. MNSOTA reserves the right to refund and cancel the registration of students if chaperones are not provided by the deadline.

Mail ALL Paper Registration Materials by Friday, October 11th, 2019 to Jesse Kellermann at
114 Sherburne St. N. - Stillwater, MN 55082

Students whose teacher has not completed all parts of the Teacher Registration form will not be eligible to attend the camp.

Other Information
More detailed information was available for download last year (see below).  It included detailed General Information, Student Registration Form, YMCA Camp St. Croix Release Form, Teacher Registration Form, Chaperone/Intern Registration Form and Directions/Tentative Schedule Page.

A MNSOTA member private studio teacher signature will be accepted if the student does not have a school orchestra program or MNSOTA member school orchestra teacher available for the application.

Teacher Participation
This camp is run on a volunteer basis to keep costs as low as possible for the students. We have discovered the importance and fun in having the orchestra directors attend the camp to help chaperone their students, lead sectionals and help in rehearsals. There are numerous incentives provided for teachers to participate. More info was available last year in the Teacher Registration Information  handout (see below).

College Interns
College string students and mature high school students (age 18 or older) are needed to help guide and supervise the students. Their duties include assisting with registration on the first day, assisting with rehearsals and recreational time, and supervising students during meals and in the dorms. More details about expectations, duties and how to sign up was found last year in the Chaperone/Intern Registration Information in Fall Camp 2019 information sheet (see below) .

Overview of Schedule
Friday, October 25, 2019 - Registration at 2:45 PM, First rehearsal begins at 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Concerts from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM

Faith Farr,
Aug 27, 2020, 4:20 PM