FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this camp intended for?
This camp is intended for serious music students age 14 to 22. We aim to help students succeed by providing 21st century musicianship skills for professionally minded young musicians.
What instruments are accepted at this time?
We are excepting all strings, winds, brass and percussion instrumentalists this year. We don't have the ability to except keyboardists, vocalists, or guitarists at this time, but hope to add this in future years.
How can I apply?
To apply, fill out the online application form. You will need to upload a link to a video (preferred) or recording of your playing. There is no application fee at this time. Once accepted, your reservation will be held with a nonrefundable deposit due within one month of acceptance.
How much is tuition?
Our camp is priced at $1400 for the week including tuition, room, and board. While this is a boutique high-end intensive music camp, we wanted to make this accessible to all and this Institute more affordable than many of the other sleep away camps in the area. We offer an early bird registration discount at $1250.
We do have minimal financial aid available for students with demonstrable financial need. Students whose household income is less than $75,000 can apply and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Jan. 1st Early bird applications open
- Feb. 15 Regular applications open
- May 15 all tuition payments due
- June 25 10am-12:00pm registration opens at Camp Casey
- July 1st 2:00pm. Final concert and pick up.
Our counselors are recent college graduates of music schools as well as carefully selected upper-class music students from area universities. The students are exceptional young professionals and dedicated to demonstrable lifelong growth learning and understand the value of mentorship. Our counselors are participating musically in the program as well and are responsible for dorm monitoring and student life activities. Our counselors have passed a background check and take part in our training program. Here is a copy of our Youth Protection Policy.
Final Concert info
Our final concert will take place outdoors on the grounds of Camp Casey, weather permitting. Our event will be recorded and videoed. We kindly ask you refrain from photos and video recording during the performance except for during applause. Videos and photos of the performance will be made available. Students are free to leave after the concert has concluded - around 4:00 PM.
Dining Hall and Food Issues
Meals are created and served by the Camp Casey Dining Services staff. They have the ability to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions.
What to bring
We are primarily focused on the musical aspects of this curriculum. For a complete packing list click here.
We will make every attempt to honor rooming requests. Most rooms are doubles and we will do what we can to be accommodating. There are separate boys and girls barracks.
How do I get to camp Casey?
Camp Casey is on the central west coast of Whidbey Island. Travel to Whidbey Island requires a 30 minute ferry ride from Clinton, Washington. Camp Casey is an additional 20 minute drive from the ferry dock. There is no organized student transport to camp Casey at this time. Click here for directions.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions!