You settle down and breathe a sigh of relief; your registration for the Music for All Summer Symposium is complete and paid for, and you’ve just saved the date in your calendar. At this point, you just can’t wait to get to camp. But then you start thinking, how will I get to camp?
If this sounds like you, don’t worry. Music for All is way ahead when it comes to planning for camp. If you are a resident of Indiana, transportation might not be your biggest concern, but if any questions do arise, please see our driving instruction guide. For those of you traveling out of state and dealing with airplanes, the thought alone of scheduling flights might seem daunting. To relieve some stress of traveling such a distance, Music for All is providing a shuttle service for participants of the Summer Symposium. This shuttle will run directly from the Indianapolis International Airport to Ball State University, located approximately 90-minutes away from the city of Muncie. If you are arriving by plane, there are a few things on your end that need to be completed to secure your spot on the shuttle:
1. Confirm your travel plans/flight schedules
2. Complete the shuttle reservation form found on our website
Step one alone might seem overwhelming, but that’s why we’re always here to help! To make sure you catch the shuttle and arrive at camp on time, here are the following times we recommend to schedule your arrival and departure flights:
Leadership Weekend Campers
· Friday, June 23 between 1:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
· Saturday, June 24 between 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
· Monday, June 26 after lunch (approximately noon)
Full Week Campers
· Sunday, June 25 between noon-8 p.m.
· Monday, June 26 between 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
· Saturday, July 1 after 6:30 p.m.
· Sunday, July 2 between 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
If there is no possibility of securing a flight within these times, please schedule a time closest to these, and we will still find a way to make sure you have shuttle transportation to camp.
If you are traveling from out of state via bus or train, that’s perfectly fine! Just know, there is no train station in Muncie, but there is the Miller Trailways Bus Station. If you plan on arriving at this bus station, our shuttles can still pick you up! Just make a note of this on your shuttle reservation form, and plan on booking this additional segment if you are traveling out of Indianapolis.
Also, if you haven’t already, please note these important dates and times:
Check-in for Leadership Weekend
Saturday, June 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Check-in for Full Week Camp
Monday, June 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Camp officially ends Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m.
If your travel plans make it so you have to arrive at camp early or depart late we can accommodate that, so don’t worry! There is a $28 per night charge for these additional nights.
Early arrival check-in will be Friday, June 23 and Sunday, June 25 from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at your designated residence hall. You should indicate the need to arrive early when registering, and if you’ve already registered you can email us to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. During early check-in, you will receive information about Music for All sponsored events, a list of local food options, and a specific time to return to the residence hall for a floor meeting and room check that evening. The sponsored activity will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Cardinal Lanes Bowling Alley in the Student Center. Attendance at the sponsored activity is required unless you are directly supervised by your parent/guardian or director/teacher. You will be required to sign in with a Music for All staff member at the activity; please plan on meeting them at the entrance to the Student Center.
Camp officially ends at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. There will be a student sponsored activity for late departure participants held that evening at 6:00 p.m. at Cardinal Lanes Bowling Alley in the Student Center. Attendance at the sponsored activity is required by students. You will be required to sign in with a Music for All staff member at the activity; please plan on meeting them at the entrance to the Student Center. After the activity, there will be one final floor meeting and room check. On Sunday morning, July 2, breakfast is on your own and you must check out of your dormitory by 9:00 a.m.
Additional night(s) housing for registered campers:
- Friday, June 23 ($28)
Available to Leadership students only.
- Sunday, June 25 ($28)
Sunday night housing is included in the Leadership Fee for Leadership Weekend participants.
- Saturday, July 1 ($28)
Wow, that’s a lot of information to take in at once, so just take a moment, breathe, and jot down the dates and times that apply to you. Once all these travel concerns are out of the way, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief, and finish getting ready for camp!
Author: Rachel Drake
Rachel Drake is currently a senior attending Capital University in Columbus, OH pursuing a double major in Communications, with an emphasis on electronic media and film, as well as Business Management. Rachel takes pride in her participation in the arts, coming from a musical background of playing the flute for seven years. This passion In college continued as she is currently the Treasurer of Phi Beta, a national, professional arts fraternity. She also spends her time working and volunteering in her university’s conservatory and theatre program, as well as collaborating with her classmates to create short film projects for her classes.