MS Lakeshore Choral Camp is a five-day experience for students and teachers interest in choral music. Camp begins at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2016, and will conclude with a junior high concert and a high school concert at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 17, 2016.
The event, located at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, MS, is open to all students completing grades six through twelve and is sponsored by the MMEA Junior High and Senior High Choral Divisions and MHSAA. The camp directors are Mrs. Amy Lee and Mrs. Suzanne Cain.
Students rehearse several times daily with a prominent director. Junior high and senior high choirs are separated for the purpose of rehearsals, meals, and performances. Extra activities include daily small group activities, a get-to-know-you cookie party, a movie night, a talent show, a dance party, and use of the park facilities, including swimming and water sliding. Junior high students are housed in bunkhouse huts; senior high students are housed separately in cabins.
Collegiate counselors are needed for camp each year to chaperone and work with student campers. These college students require a completed registration along with three separate letters of recommendation: one from a former high school teacher, one from a former or current college professor, and one from a former or current employer. Camp counselors will be provided room and board for the week and will be paid $100 at the conclusion of the camp.
Teachers are involved daily in educational sessions taught by a nationally known master musician. A music display will be available with state lists octavos for teacher perusal. CEU or college credit is available for teachers. Teachers are housed in the park motel across the lake from the student camps, and there is plenty of time to relax and share ideas with colleagues.
The cost of student registration is $275. There is a non-refundable $175 deposit required for student campers that is due by May 27, 2016. Please mail one combined check if sending several students. The remaining $100 balance is due in cash upon arrival at camp.
The cost of overnight teacher registration is $300. There is a non-refundable $200 deposit required for teachers that is due by May 27, 2016. The remaining balance is due in cash upon arrival at camp. Private rooms are available for an additional $100.
The cost of day camper teacher registration is $200. There is a non-refundable $100 deposit required for day camper teacher that is due by May 27, 2016. The remaining balance is due in cash upon arrival at camp.