Ohio Camp

SCMC Ohio is committed to musical excellence and spiritual vitality. We welcome you to experience the beauty of God and the challenge of building musical skills, all in the heart of Holmes County, Ohio.

Ohio ChoralFest Happening June 25-26, 2022!

Saturday, June 25: 7PM Dress Rehearsal
Open to the public.

Sunday, June 26: 3PM and 6:30PM

Performing Arts Center
330 University Dr NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Sunday Livestream Links:
3:00PM – https://youtu.be/Gu-5IkjXQfc
6:30PM – https://youtu.be/7jYxW3Ejpg0

Ohio PermaCamp: June 19-26, 2022

Legacy Christian School
2772 Simons Dr NW
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Registration Open: February 1, 2022

Click the button to register.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Chapel. Class. Choir.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.


Opening Weekend

Sunday, June 19, 2022
1:00Instructor Orientation
2:00Registration Opens
4:00General Registration Closes
5:30Student Orientation
6:30Community Hymn Sing
at Legacy Christian School

Monday - Friday

8:00Class Period 1
Rudiments I-IV
Elementary Music Ed I
Leading Group Singing
10:15Choir Rehearsal 1
12:40Class Period 2
Sight Singing I-IV
Children's Musical Skills I-III
1:50Choir Rehearsal 2
3:10Class Period 3
Class Voice
Elementary Music Ed II
Leading Cong. Worship
Music History & Appreciation
4:10Break/Study Time
6:30Mass Choir Rehearsal

Closing Weekend

Saturday, June 25, 2022
10:30Mixed Choir Rehearsals
12:25Mixed Choir Rehearsals
2:00Mass Choir Rehearsal
4:30Depart for Performing Arts Center
5:05Choir Rehearsals Onstage
7:00Dress Rehearsal
(open to the public)
Sunday, June 26, 2022
9:30Worship Service
11:30Depart for Performing Arts Center
12:00Mixed Choir Rehearsals
1:15Mass Choir Rehearsal
1:45Change into Concert Attire
9:00Farewell Party (at Legacy Christian School)
Music Camp students & staff only


How old must I be to attend Music Camp?

Ohio Camp adult students must be at least 16 years of age. Children and Youth ages can be found on the Children/Youth Camp page.

Should I have music training prior to attending?
No previous instruction is necessary. This camp is for anyone who is interested in taking their musical abilities to the next level. The starting place is less important than the desire to learn and the willingness to be taught. Our goal is simply to help each person attending take “the next step” forward in their pursuit of excellence.
What classes should a first-year student take?
We recommend that students begin their music study with Rudiments and Sight Singing alongside choir participation.
How many classes should I plan to take?

Due to homework assignments and the full schedule, we recommend enrolling in two classes.

Will I have homework?
Homework is a regular requirement of SCMC classes. Because the schedule is full and study time is minimal, campers should plan to use one class period as a regular study period.
May I change class selections after I’ve enrolled?

Changes to class selections are permitted until April 1 for Ohio Camp, after which a $25 fee will be charged. Desired changes should be directed to the registrar via the Contact Us page. Changes requested by instructors during the camp week will incur no charge.

What choir will I sing in?

SCMC campers participate in both a mixed choir and mass mixed choir. Choir members complete a questionnaire (choir rubric) which guides the process of creating balanced choirs. See the Choirs page for more details about the choirs.

When is the application deadline?

Applications will be accepted through May 15, as space is available; however, applications received after April 1 will incur an additional $25 fee to cover additional processing expenses. Applications received after May 1 will incur an additional $50 fee. We do not guarantee the availability of books and music for students applying after May 1.

What are my options for lodging?

Lodging for the week is available in area homes Sunday – Sunday (8 nights) at Ohio Camp. Lodging before or after these dates may be arranged upon request. If you prefer, you may arrange your own lodging.


Application Fee

Application Fees are nonrefundable, and applications will be processed only after the application fee has been received.

Early Application: $85
April 1: $110
May 1: $135
Applications are accepted through May 15. We do not guarantee the availability of books and music for students applying after May 1.

Private Registration Fee$50
Students arriving after normal registration closes on the first day of Music Camp will need to make an appointment for private registration. Students may avoid this fee by arriving on time for registration.

Tuition, Materials, & Lodging

Tuition: $350 (Due May 1)
 $100 (Due with application)
Textbooks & Music: $50-$150
 (Due with application)
Textbooks and materials are available for purchase or, in some cases, rental. Exact cost will depend on the textbooks required for the classes you select and the music required for the choirs you are in. You will be given the option of purchasing or renting your textbooks and purchasing your choir music when you complete the application.

Certificate Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the Certificate Program. For those currently enrolled in the program:

  • The annual fee for the years until the certificate is completed is $35.

  • You may choose classes yourself or ask for assistance.

  • Find more details on the Certificates page.


All fees are due with application.

Application Fee: $20 

Class: $85

Mixed Choir: $160

Mass Choir: $50
(includes music and folder)

Meals are included with tuition for full-time campers.
For part-time campers, individual meals are available for purchase during the week of camp OR a meal package may be purchased when filling out the application (payment due with application).

Refund Policy

Camp Application Fees are nonrefundable.

Tuition, Lodging, Music, and Book Fees are refundable (minus 10% transaction fees) through May 15.

A 50% refund will be given through May 31.  No refund will be given after May 31.

If you are on the waiting list and we cannot accommodate you due to maximum enrollment, your card will not be charged.

Make Checks Payable To

Shenandoah Christian Music Camp
14641 Navarre Road SW
Wilmot, OH 44689



Music Camp isn’t just for adults. It’s for children and youth too! Classes, choir, games, and more are waiting for your children when they attend Music Camp.

NEW for 2022! There is now an Ohio Youth Choir. 

Dress Code

The dress code can catch people by surprise, so be sure to take a good look.

The goal of our dress code is to reflect the beauty of Jesus Christ in our personal appearance. We hope to promote biblical modesty and propriety, and to enhance an atmosphere of serious and disciplined study. Please follow your local congregation’s standards wherever they exceed those of Camp.

Men, please:

  • Wear dress pants and full-button shirts with tails tucked in during the camp day. Blue jeans are allowed for recreational activities.

  • Do not wear neckties.

  • Wear shoes.

  • Keep hair neatly trimmed.

Program Attire
  • Solid-colored black dress pants

  • White long-sleeved dress shirt

  • Black belt, socks, and dress shoes

Women, please:

  • Wear dresses or jumpers without slits.

  • Have sleeve lengths be a minimum of near the elbow and skirt length be at least half way between knees and ankles.

  • Ensure necklines are near the base of your neck.

  • Wear shoes or sandals (no flip-flops).

  • Cover your hair with a veiling.

Program Attire
  • Loose-fitting, solid-colored black dress (no pinstripes or pattern)

  • Hosiery and black dress shoes

  • Sleeves at or below the elbow


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