Make sure your instrument is in good playing condition. Bring extra reeds, valve oil, etc. Percussionists must bring their own drumsticks to camp.
Due to our very hot summers, try to bring a small electric fan for your area. (If you are going to bring a small personal fan, you should also bring an extension cord.) Be sure to check the weather as past years were unseasonably cold and no one (including most chaperones) had enough warm clothing.
No additional money is required at camp. However, the camp store "Froggies" will be open a few hours during the week and has snacks available for purchase. It is recommended that students bring no more than $25, and students are responsible for their money.
Take a copy of the Camp Itinerary to camp for reference. It will also be available on line via the Band Calendar system and can be synced to your personal device.
Students may bring their own snacks to camp. Please ensure all snacks are nut free due to severe allergies with other band members. Anyone wishing to store containers under their bunk beds should ensure that the containers are no more 10.5" tall.
Special arrangements are made this year for students who will also be attending summer school during band camp. Please contact the camp chairperson, Mr. Hopp, to coordinate these arrangements.
Band Camp Rules
All school rules, policies and disciplinary procedures are in force while at camp.
RESPECT! Show respect for yourself and others in ALL SITUATIONS!!!
Follow all instructions given by chaperones and other staff members when a director is not present. If you feel what is being asked of you is completely unreasonable, ask for a director.
Students are not allowed to have a car or other form of transportation.
Students will be held responsible for any damage that they cause during their stay.
Students will NOT be allowed outside their cabin after 11 pm or before 6 am.
Boys are not to be in girl's cabins, and girls are not to be in boy's cabins.
Substance abuse and undisciplined behavior will not be tolerated. This includes the use of or possession of drugs or alcoholic beverages. SMOKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME AT CAMP. THIS INCLUDES VAPING.
Students must be on time to all scheduled activities.
Students will only be allowed on the practice field during rehearsals or when accompanied by a staff member.
All cabins will be inspected each day for cleanliness. Cabins must also be cleaned before final checkout.
While in the cabins, no individual student's activities will be permitted if it inhibits other students’ ability to get the proper amount of rest.
Troy Athens Bands 4333 John R. Rd. Troy, MI 48085