Camps and Conferences

Percussion Camp

Due to the pandemic we are not going to be able to offer this event in 2022.  Click here to join our email list to be notified of our future events.


The six-day Summer Percussion Camp is designed for middle and high school students interested in enhancing their percussion skills. The staff will cover many styles of percussion with an emphasis on strong technical skills and campers will be exposed to percussion ensemble playing. In addition, campers will have the opportunity to attend a variety of master classes, explore various percussion instruments and perform in a percussion ensemble directed by camp staff members. The campers will also have the opportunity to socialize and use many of the University’s recreational facilities.

Early registration is recommended as the camp size will be controlled to allow campers to receive significant instructional time. Graduating high school seniors are welcome.  This camp is available to campers entering grades 5-12 including graduating seniors.

Sunday, TBA  - Friday, TBA

Limited to the first 60 registrants.


Register Online

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/28/21. 

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 


Credit Card

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.


Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from sbcglobal.net, comcast.net, centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp.  This information will include medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevent@uww.edu.

Available to download here three weeks prior to event

Cost Information

Fees

  • Resident Camper $575
  • Commuter Camper $490

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 7/28/21.

Resident Camper
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 made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender.  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.

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Commuter Camper
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.

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (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 refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations requests received 21 days from the start of the event due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable 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 show after the event has started.

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

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 check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

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 cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discounts available for this event.

Additional Camp Information

Camp Focus

On the first day of camp, registrants will play a short audition and be placed in percussion ensembles and small groups for master classes according to age, audition results and ability. Each registrant will have the opportunity to attend master classes in the following areas:

  • Grip and Snare Drum Technique: Instruction will include how to grip the snare drumstick appropriately. The development of strong technique will be emphasized.
  • Drum Set: Registrants will have the opportunity to learn various techniques and styles used in drum set performance. They will also learn about the history of the drum set and its evolution over the past two centuries. Other topics may include: influential drummers, timekeeping, set-up, drum selection and equipment suggestions.
  • Mallet Percussion: Registrants will learn strategies for improving reading skills and proper technique on mallet instruments. Four mallet grips and techniques will also be covered.
  • Symphonic Percussion: Registrants will be exposed to proper technique using cymbals, tambourine, castanets and other accessory instruments.
  • Timpani: Tuning, proper playing techniques, sound production and mallet selection will be covered.
  • Hand Percussion: Registrants will have the opportunity to work on basic hand drumming techniques. Conga and bongo technique will be a primary focus. Other areas of instruction may include sessions on djembe, bodhran and tabla.

Performance

Camp staff will present performances for the campers. These performances are free and open to the public. On Friday afternoon, the camp will conclude with registrant performances. Parents are encouraged to attend these performances when they come to pick up their child.

Instruments

UW-Whitewater is proud of its strong music department and facilities. Each registrant will have access to a variety of percussion instruments including marimbas with extended range, timpani, drum sets, and a variety of hand percussion instruments.

Arrival Information

COVID-19 Self Check-In Online Survey

Complete self check-in survey that will be emailed to you before the event takes place.  You will be asked three (3) Yes/No questions:

  1. Have you had close contact with anyone diagnosed with, or shown symptoms for, the COVID-19 illness within the last 14 days.
  2. Do you have a fever, greater than 100.4F or 38.0 C, currently  or within the past 10 days?
  3. Do you have any respiratory symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, currently or within the past 10 days?  If these issues are because of previously diagnosed issue, such as asthma, you should respond "No".

If you have answered "YES" to any of these questions, you will not be eligible to participate in any on-campus events for the safety of yourself and others.  You will be contacted by  cesevents@uww.edu to process your cancellation and refund, if applicable.  Additionally, if you have experienced any of the symptions listed, it is advisable to contact a medical practitioner for further evaluation.

If you have answered "NO" to all the questions you may participate in this event.  At check-in you will be asked these three questions again.  If you answer "Yes" at check-in, you will be asked to leave immediately and  cesevents@uww.edu will be in contact with you to process your cancellation and refund.

Check in and Orientation
Resident and commuter campers must use the drive thru check in for housing assignments/keys and 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 check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Accommodations/Comments” field or email  cesevents@uww.edu, 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  cesevents@uww.edu

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking
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.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

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 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 to media for any purpose.

Insurance

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.

Event Schedule

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 cesevent@uww.edu with any questions.

Meet the Staff

Tobie Wilkinson

Tobie Wilkinson
Percussion Camp Director

Kelley Radowick

Kelley Radowick
Percussion Staff

Derek Crawford

Derek Crawford
Percussion Staff

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