What to Bring

  • 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

  • Soap

  • Linens:

    • Pillow

    • 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.

  • Clock

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

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

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

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.

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.

Note: don’t forget to bring some athletic wear for free time, and a thin sweater for the cooler mornings at Houghton.


  • 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.