Perform, compose and produce music with your bandmates! This is a fun six-day overnight resident or commuter camp for students who love popular music. The camp will help students with different musical skills to learn new things and take their talents to another level. Campers will form a band, learn new popular songs, write an original song, work on the production of original music and give a live performance at the end of the camp for friends and family. They will be grouped with other campers based on age, ability, and musical interest. During elective classes, campers of all skill levels will learn about live sound engineering, the history of popular music, music theory for rock and pop musicians, the music business, and movement and stage presence. Specialty instructors will provide small group instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, voice, and rock/pop violin. Skills will be gained, fears conquered, friendships formed, and music created! Join us for 6 days of learning, creating and playing music, teamwork, making friends, and pulling it all together for an unforgettable performance experience! Available to campers entering grades 6-12 in the fall and graduating seniors.
Limited to the first 100 resident and 25 commuter registrants. Check in is scheduled tentatively for 1:00 pm. Residence is scheduled tentatively for Lee Hall.
Registrations accepted online until Thursday, July 20, 2023.
Registrants will be asked the following questions during the registration process. Please have information ready prior to registering.
Arriving to Campus: Authorized driver picking up and dropping off, minor driving themselves to camp, minor walking/biking to camp
Dietary Preferences: Gluten intolerance or sensitivity, vegetarianism, veganism, lactose intolerance, diary-free, diabetes, low carb, kosher, keto, egg food allergy, fish and shellfish food allergy, nut food allergy, soy food allergy, wheat food allergy, other
Relationship to Participant: Mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling, other relative, friend, step-parent, custodial guardian, family friend, spouse, partner
Merchandise T-Shirt Size: Adult - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Instrument: Guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, keyboard, voice, rock/pop violin, sound engineer, other
Electives: Live sound, history of pupular music, music theory for rock and pop musicians, movement and stage presence, music business
Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact email@example.com if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.
Before attending camp, it is important to review the information provided below, which will be available approximately three weeks prior to the start of camp. This information will include:
If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt, and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt, and insurance.
T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by Sunday, June 09, 2023.
The final step in the registration process will give you two Payment Plan options. If you prefer to pay the whole amount of the order, you can select that option. However, if you choose to select a payment plan, you will only be required to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit, which will be deducted from the total event fee. Final payments are due at a later date, and you can find more details by clicking here.
Resident campers are campers who will be staying overnight in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests are to be made at the time of registration and cannot be guaranteed. Requests must be made by both participants to be honored. Room assignment requests will not be shared until time of check-in. Continuing Education Services works to match roommates based on age and school/community. Every effort is made to ensure that campers are not housed alone. However, "no-shows" and uneven numbers do occur from time to time. Requests for single rooms will not be honored. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.
Commuter campers are campers who will drive back and forth to camp and will not stay overnight. They can arrive at the designated check-in time and location indicated in the Camp Information Packet. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Only lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.
Cancellations and payments: All registrant accounts must be paid in full 21 days prior to the start of the event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without a refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at email@example.com prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.
Refunds: All summer camp events require a minimum of a $100 non-refundable deposit.
In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event to receive a refund, less the deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the deposit if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons, or no-shows after the camp has started.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; provide the registrant’s name, camp title, and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to the name and address of the payer.
We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded, or contact email@example.com for alternate arrangements.
For participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event, please follow these steps to redeem your sponsorship:
Please note that any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during checkout to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for the requested discount at the start of the event.
If a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account, a processing fee will be assessed.
If you have received an award or scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes, please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before registering to avoid overpayment fees.
Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email email@example.com before registering to avoid overpayment fees.
Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
If you would like to sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees, you can request a promo code to give to your chosen registrant. For more details, please click here.
No other discounts available.
Campers of all skill levels will learn live sound engineering, music theory for rock musician, arranging and creating music with software and history of rock and hip hop.
College of Arts and Communication Academic Programs
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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers two safe and spacious campuses where you’ll find plenty of room to learn and grow. Warhawks enjoy the bragging rights of paying less — our combined tuition, room/board and fees is the lowest of four-year campuses in the UW System. And all that safety and value comes with the full college experience: more than 12,500 students, a full range of academic programs and caring faculty and staff dedicated to student success.
Campers are highly encouraged (not required) to bring all playing equipment to camp, including: guitars with amps, cables, picks, keyboards, drum sets, etc. Staff will be on site to help with any technical needs throughout the week.
Group Class Elective Course Choices
Rock Band Instrument Choices
Campers will select 2 different instruments. Every camper is guaranteed to play one of his/her chosen instruments in lessons and the band.
Historically, in many rock camps there are many campers who want to sing. Please know that we do our best to accomodate all campers with what they would like to play at camp while making sure we have a balance of vocals and instruments in each band. You will be notified one week before camp via email from the camp director which instrument (this includes vocals and sound engineering) you will play.
The camp will provide instruments and equipment during camp hours. If you have equipment at home that you would like to play, by all means, bring it along!
Check in and Orientation
Resident and commuter campers must use the drive thru check in for housing assignments/keys and to drop off medications at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to the residence halls to visit with staff members and ask any last-minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.
Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time
If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before checkout time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Accommodations/Comments” field or email firstname.lastname@example.org if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Information Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact email@example.com.
Parking details will be available in the Camp Information Packet. Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit. Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine. More information is available on the Visitor Center website.
By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.
Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants. Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to the use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use of media for any purpose.
Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
Check-in and out times, along with locations and a confirmed daily schedule, will be available in the camp information packet approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. Contact Continuing Education Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.