Dress Code

3 core principles govern our dress-code policy (1) a basic standard of modesty; (2) a culture and tradition of setting apart dinner and evening activities with business/casual attire; (3) concert etiquette for attendees and performers.


(including athletic wear for free time)

  • Shorts should extend past the length of the fingertips.

  • Shirts must cover the midriff.

  • Any words or images on clothing must be spiritually edifying.


  • Girls: dress pants and blouse or skirts/dresses two inches above the knee or longer - no spaghetti straps or strapless dresses

  • Boys: dress pants (no jeans), collared shirts, ties optional - belts required if pants have loops

Recitals/dress clothes

  • Girls: skirts/dresses

  • Boys: dress pants, collared shirts, ties - jacket optional

Theme Days

Clothing for special days such as Super Hero Day, Clash Day, and Christmas in July must meet the daytime/casual standard, but feel free to be creative.


  • Girls: white blouse, full length black skirt or full-length, dressy, black pants; dark or black shoes

  • Boys: white collared shirt, black bowtie, black dress pants, black socks, dark dress shoes, no jacket

Dress-code violations will be dealt with respectfully and discreetly.


What else to bring

  • Linens:

    • Pillow

    • Twin Sheets

    • Blanket or sleeping bag

    • Towels and washcloths

    • Note: If you are arriving by plane, we can provide linens for a $25 fee. To request linens, email office@csehy.org.

  • Toiletries

  • Laundry detergent and quarters.
    Washer load = $1.50; Dryer load = $1.25

  • Instrument

  • Music (solo repertoire to bring to your lessons, and piano accompaniment in case you are asked to play in a recital - see also the audition information flyer)

  • Bible

  • Clock / watch (not a smart watch)

  • Dorm rooms at Cairn University are air conditioned, so there is no need to pack a fan

  • Deposit for key ($50) and access card ($20) = $70. One deposit per family returned at check-out.


Items not to bring — electronics free policy

To promote a camp which is focused on an immersive experience in your music education and personal/spiritual development, we ask that you do not bring electronic devices (including cell-phones, laptops, tablets, MP3 players, and electronic games). Exceptions include an electronic tuner or metronome, and, in the case of composition students only, laptops with music notation software.

Where a camper brings a prohibited item to camp (eg. such as cell-phones with a camper traveling by plane), the item will be securely stored by your counselor through your time at Csehy, and given back to you at the end of the week.