The Blanche Ward Dormitory at McDaniel College is furnished
for occupancy by one or two students per room. No bedding is provided.
Laundry facilities are available within the building.
McDaniel College is an independent, liberal arts college founded
in 1867. The 160 acre campus in Westminster, MD, overlooks the scenic
Carroll County countryside, yet it is only an hour drive from Baltimore
and a 1-1/2 hour drive from Washington, DC.
Room keys will be available for your dorm room. To obtain a room key,
you must have a check for $5.00 (or cash) made out to McDaniel
College. The deposit will be returned when the key is returned. No key
will be issued without a deposit. The charge for a lost key is $56.00.
From McDaniel College to:
Baltimore - 31 miles
Columbia - 36 miles
Washington - 56 miles
Gettysburg - 24 miles
Philadelphia - 136 miles
Wilmington - 100 miles
New York - 218 miles
Northern Virginia, Fairfax/Arlington - 70 miles
Richmond - 86 miles
Please enter the campus at the Visitor's entrance off of Pennsylvania
Avenue. Follow the MUSIC CAMP signs to Decker College Center on the
enclosed map. Cars may not be kept on campus by resident students.
Camp residents are expected to arrive at McDaniel College between 2:00
and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012. We request that you not arrive
on campus before 2:00 p.m. Registration will not take place before this
time. Commuters are expected to arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. to
register for camp.
Opening Day Activities
All students will have individual auditions immediately following their
check-in. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a pizza party on the Dining Porch
of Decker Center. There is no additional cost to camp commuters for
this function. Students will take
a theory placement examination at 6:15 p.m. All students will attend
a band rehearsal on Sunday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.
Departure Times and Final Program
Parents and friends are invited to attend a final program that will
begin at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 30th, 2012.
The concerts will be held in Decker Forum. Residents in the "green"
band must check out of their rooms between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., finishing
with a concert at 9:00 a.m. Students in the "gold" band must
check out of their rooms between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., finishing with
a concert at 10:15 a.m. Check-out will take place in the lobby of Blanche
June 27, we will have an indoor picnic and "1980's" theme
party in Decker Forum - prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!
This event will begin at 5:00 p.m., and attendance is required
of both residents and commuters. (There is no additional cost to commuters
for this function.) If a camper is unable to attend this function, notification
of this must be given to the staff before June 11th. If not, we are
still charged for the event. In the past, several campers did not attend
our theme night, and the camp still had to pay a fee for each student.
Please be courteous and inform us well in advance if you must be absent
from this event. Jazz ensembles will meet after the party at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a full-time nurse in residence during the camp week. In the event of emergency health problems, parents will be contacted and students
will be taken to Carroll County General Hospital, located 1-1/2 miles
from campus. Parents will be billed for services.
For a McDaniel College Summer Music Camp Medical Form, please contact Linda
What To Bring
The following is a list of items intended as a guideline. Your personal
needs should help you add or delete from this list.