Camp is almost here! Out of all the excitement here at the office, we know all of you campers out there are just as ready. Hopefully all of you know this by now but the Music for All Summer Symposium is held at Ball State University which is located in Muncie, Indiana. I, myself, am a part time Muncie local since I am a student at Ball State and am spending the summer in Muncie. We’ve put together a list of what we think you’ll need to bring to camp this coming week which you can find right here. Make sure you check both the general packing list, and your division specific list toward the bottom of the page! We’ve taken everything we can think of into consideration but we can’t promise anything weather wise. We are in Indiana so anything could happen but it looks like it will be in the 80’s and 90’s that week.

Besides all of the basics, there are some things I always pack no matter where I’m going. Whether it be a long weekend or a two week trip, you can always find these in my suitcase.

An Extra Pair of Socks
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, likes wet socks. They are so uncomfortable and before you know if your feet are basically prunes. Don’t let that happen to you and pack an extra pair.

Sweatshirt
I know it’s probably going to feel like the Sahara desert in Muncie but you never know. The air conditioning in your room could get stuck on 50 degrees. Maybe it’ll decide to snow because Indiana has really weird mood swings but you’ll have a sweatshirt and everyone will want to be you.

Water bottle
There are obviously going to be water bottles you can buy on campus but when you’re practicing with hundreds of other campers, it would be so much easier to just pick out that hot pink one that you know is yours. Camp week is going to be in the 80’s and 90’s so you’ll want to stay hydrated.

Chapstick
If you don’t use it, start. You’re going to be outside and getting sunburnt on your lips might be the worst thing ever.

My mom always reminds me not to overpack but that just isn’t realistic. If there is any extra room, why not use it? No matter what we know you’re going to have an amazing week full of friends, memories, and music. We can’t wait to see you there with your bags packed and ready for a full week.

Author: Maddie Yost

Maddie Yost is the Summer Marketing Intern for 2016 at Music for All. Maddie has been around music her whole life and continued to play in the Symphonic Orchestra and sing in the Advanced Crimson Choir, Crimsonares and multiple musicals at Goshen High School. She is currently a senior at Ball State University and is studying Public Relations and Fashion. She plans on graduating in the spring of 2017.

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