SMT summer camp gets an upgrade to in-person

The School of Music & Theatre Summer Camp is pleased to announce that this year’s camp has been upgraded. Previously, the camp was planning to offer high school students (grades 8-12) a hybrid camp experience of four days virtual and one day in-person. But in accordance with state and local guidance and due to increased vaccination rates in Ohio and Seneca County, the camp is replacing its original plans with an in-person, two-day on-campus experience on June 17 and June 18 only.

The new format is similar in design to an honor band and choir summer music festival, said Camp Director Dr. Elizabeth Tracy, director of the Community Music School and camp organizer. “We’re offering the same camp, the same in-person experience, now you just get twice as much,” Tracy said.

Campers will still have the opportunity to customize their schedule by choosing up to two tracks among choir, band and theatre, and a number of elective seminars. The camp experience will culminate with a performance at the East Green Amphitheatre on June 18.

All safety protocols will be strictly enforced during the campers’ time on campus. Heidelberg music and theatre faculty members Jon Waters, Greg Ramsdell, Carol Dusdieker Stephen Svoboda, David Cotter and Elizabeth will be the instructors for all of the courses and tracks.

On-campus housing will not be available, so those who are traveling from a distance should consider making arrangements for accommodations at a local hotel.

The registration deadline for this year’s camp is Friday, May 24. Cost is $275 for campers and includes tuition, meals (lunch both days and dinner on Friday), a camp T-shirt and a Heidelberg face mask.

Registration and additional information are available at or by emailing Elizabeth at

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