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.

OH PermaCamp 2024: June 16-23

Legacy Christian School
2772 Simons Dr NW
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

NEW FOR 2024:

Adult registration is now limited to
students 18 years and older.

Registration for Mass Choir Only is open until June 10

Registration for full-time and part-time students has closed.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Chapel. Class. Choir.

Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.


Opening Weekend

Sunday, June 16, 2024
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
10:15Choir Rehearsal 1
12:40Class Period 2
Sight Singing I-IV
Leading Group Singing
Music History & Appreciation
1:50Choir Rehearsal 2
3:10Class Period 3
Class Voice
Elementary Music Ed II
Leading Congregational Worship
4:10Break/Study Time
6:30Mass Choir Rehearsal

Closing Weekend

Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:30Mixed Choir Rehearsals
12:25Mixed Choir Rehearsals
2:00Mass Choir Rehearsal
4:30Depart for Dover High School
5:05Choir Rehearsals Onstage
7:00Dress Rehearsal
(open to the public)
Sunday, June 23, 2024
9:30Worship Service
11:30Depart for Dover High School
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 18 years of age. Children and Youth ages 8-17 may participate in Children/Youth Camp.

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 and using the additional class period for study and homework.

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 15 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 for Adult Full-time and Part-time students 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.

Mass Choir applications are accepted through June 10.

What are attendance expectations?

Your attendance at chapels, classes, and choir rehearsals maximizes your camp experience. Your absence impacts you and your classmates and fellow choir members. Please do not be absent without first communicating with administration.

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.

January 15: $100
April 1: $125
May 1: $150
Applications for Adult Full-time and Part-time students are accepted through May 15. We do not guarantee the availability of books and music for students applying after May 1.

Mass Choir applications are accepted through June 10.

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: $495 (Due May 1)
 $145 (Due with application)
Textbooks & Music: $50-$100
 (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.

Part-time Students

All fees are due with application.

Application Fee: $35 

Class: $115

Mixed Choir: $215
(Includes music and folder)
Mass Choir: $140
(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.

Refund Policy

All fees are refundable minus the Application Fee and processing fees through May 15. From May 16-31, a 50% refund will be given. No refund will be given after May 31.

If you are waitlisted, you will not be charged unless you are accepted due to a cancellation.


If you need financial assistance, visit the scholarships page to see if you qualify to apply. Click here or on the Scholarship Info button below.

Make Checks Payable To

Shenandoah Christian Music Camp
PO Box 5
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.

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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