Frequently Asked Questions

Are the regular camps happening?

Due to the COVID-19 virus our camps at Millikin University and Heidelberg University have both been cancelled for this summer.

 

SCA Virtual 2020

Is there still a way to enjoy SCA this summer?
Yes! Our SCA Virtual 2020 camp experience will take place the week of July 12. Register here by clicking on the Register tab above.

 

I’ve already registered for regular camp. What are my options?
If you registered prior to May 1st:
• If you have already registered for the IL or OH camp with a deposit, we will hold your place and apply your deposit to the full registration cost of SCA Virtual 2020, please complete your transfer registration here.
• If you want to cancel your registration, email us at info@showchoircamps.com for a full refund by June 1st.
• If you have paid in full, but plan to join us at SCA Virtual, you will receive a refund for the balance you paid that exceeds the cost of SCA Virtual.

 

How do I register for SCA Virtual 2020?
Click on the “Registration” tab at the top of this page.

 

Why is my email important?
It's important that every attendee has a unique and valid email address. This will be used to send attendees links to access the virtual camp. Attendees will not be able to access the sessions without a valid email address. If your school district regularly blocks emails, we highly recommend using personal email addresses (like Gmail). Again, it is critical if you're registering multiple people that you include their actual email addresses in the participant email section to ensure they can access the sessions.

 

What if I need to cancel?
If for any reason you need to cancel, please contact our office immediately at (630) 663-4500 or by email at info@showchoircamps.com. Cancellation prior to June 1 will receive a full refund. There are no refunds after June 1.  

 

How will I know what to do?
Don’t worry! We will send you full instructions on how to access the camp, along with a schedule and everything you need to know. 

 

What kind of equipment do I need?
Participants require High Speed Internet and a Phone with iOS or Android or a computer, laptop or tablet.

 

Will I need to appear on camera?
You will be able to enjoy all aspects of SCA Virtual without appearing on camera or video.

 

Will I need to download apps to participate?
You will need Zoom. Additional applications may be required at no cost. We will send you the needed information prior to camp week.

 

How will I access the rehearsals and workshops?
You will receive information prior to camp week with full instructions.

 

Are there any additional fees?
In order to have the music for the “Camp Show” you will be responsible for purchasing and downloading your own digital copies from JW Pepper. The approximate cost will be $15. As we get close to camp, you will receive a link that will easily take you to a page on the Pepper site that will have all of the materials needed.

 

Can I use more than one device?
Participants can only be signed in with their email on 1 computer, 1 phone or 1 tablet. If someone logs in on a 2nd phone, the first phone would be logged out. The same for all of your devices.

 

Can you reach us if you are having a problem?
Yes! We will send you numbers and email addresses so you can reach us by phone, text or email.

 

Are there any scholarships available?
Showchoir Camps of America awards scholarships at a variety of show choir competitions throughout the country. Any of those awarded this year will be honored for SCA Virtual 2020. Additionally, many of our campers in the past have also been successful gaining personal scholarship and sponsorship funding through school booster clubs and parent organizations, school administration, and local civic groups or arts associations (such as Jaycees, Lions Club, City Arts Council, Rotary Club, etc). Organizations such as these will often allocate scholarship funds to aid local students in attending programs and camps that promote fine arts or academic education.

 

Will there be an orientation?
There will be an orientation on Sunday evening. We will go over the schedule, give instructions on accessing all of the events, introduce clinicians and rehearse How Do We Say Goodbye. It will also be your opportunity to make sure you have everything technically working properly for the week.

 

Will there be a Student Talent Showcase?
Yes, there will be a Student Talent Showcase. You will receive instructions on where to send your audition video as we get closer to camp. It will need to be a live performance that you recorded. You can accompany yourself, have an accompanist, or use a track. It may not be from a previous performance or competition. The top performances will be selected for the Student Talent Showcase. Millikin University and Heidelberg University will both be awarding talent scholarships to outstanding performers.

 

I am a teacher. Can I earn CEU’s or Graduate Credit?
Yes! Both are being offered through Heidelberg University. You can earn up to 5 CEU’s for $50 total and up to 3 hours of Graduate Credit for $350 per hour. You will receive instructions on how you can register directly with Heidelberg University.

 

How can I get more information?
We are happy to talk with you and correspond via phone or email! You can reach us at (630) 663-4500 or info@showchoircamps.com.

 

What are the dates for camps next Summer?
Millikin University in Decatur, IL June 20 – 26, 2021
Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH July 11 – 17, 2021