Frequently Asked Questions

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If flying, plan on arriving between 11 AM and 4 PM at either CVG or DAY. If you want our shuttle service, you’ll need to add it on when you register and fill out the flight information. If you’re driving, please arrive by 4 PM. For departure, you’ll be done by either noon or 3 PM, depending on your concert time. Flights should be scheduled for 4 PM or later for DAY and 5 PM or later for CVG.
Absolutely! Last year we had attendees from as far away as Hong Kong, California, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Canada. If you’re flying in we can pick you up from the airport on the first day and drop you off when we’re done (surcharge of $50 for DAY and $75 for CVG, much less expensive than a cab or airport shuttle, and it’s door to door). The airport to choose is Dayton International (code DAY) or Cincinnati (CVG) . As camp approaches, our travel team will reach out to you to ensure a smooth pickup at the airport.
We don’t view Camp A Cappella as a for-profit business. We’re happy if we break even. We view it as an opportunity to bring together singers and educators in hopes of making the world a more harmonious place. We also have a great partner in Wright State University, where the School of Music is one of the first in America to include contemporary a cappella in its curriculum.
Campers will be housed in double rooms. Males and females are placed in separate wings of the dorm. Staff lives on each floor. The bathrooms are communal, but the showers are private rooms with lockable doors. Imagine several small closets in a row – each shower having its own entrance from the hallway. Campers will be paired up by age range. Campers also have the option to request a roommate. We’ll do all we can, but of course can make no guarantees.

Teen campers will be housed in one dorm with our counselor staff. Adult campers and educators will be in a separate dorm. Single rooms are an option as an add-on for purchase (as available).

We’ll send sheet music for the ensemble numbers so you can get a head start (gives us a chance to spend less time plunking notes, more time crafting), but that’s all. Everything else will happen on site, no pre-homework necessary (if you don’t get a chance to work on the ensemble songs it’s not a problem; others will and it will speed things up considerably).
Absolutely! You know who else doesn’t learn from sheet music? Pentatonix, Take 6, Committed… and the list goes on. Sight singing is a useful skill but by no means mandatory.
Nope. We provide sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, and washcloth, and you’ll be sleeping in college dorm rooms (there’s no camping or tents at Camp A Cappella). Just make sure you pack clothing (!) and any games you’d like to play For a full list of what you need to bring, click here.
When you register, we’ll provide you with instructions for making a vocal assessment video. This will let us hear you and your ability level. All ensembles will be placed by June 1st and will receive their music by June 10th to get started.
No way– Camp A Cappella is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world! That means we have specialized tracks for different ages.
Middle schoolers are in groups with middle schoolers. College campers sing and room with other college campers. Adults are housed in a separate dorm and have their own groups. You get the idea– Everyone sings, everyone has a blast, everyone’s with those their age!
We ask that all registrations be paid in full by June 1, 2016. If you have special circumstances, please contact us via the email link below.
This is a casual, fun camp. Any clothing that would pass a high school decency code is permitted. Please keep in mind that while it is Summer, most of the day is spent indoors, so you can choose how to navigate the A/C vs. outside temperatures. For the final performance, all campers should bring black pants (slacks or jeans) or skirt, with a black collared shirt or top and black shoes. Sneakers/running shoes are good overall to practice choreography. You can see our packing list HERE.

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