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

  • Towels and washcloths

  • Soap

  • Pillow

  • Sheets

  • Blanket or sleeping bag (If you are arriving by plane, we can provide linens for you)

  • Clock

  • Laundry detergent (free washers and dryers available in each dorm)

  • Dorm rooms are not air conditioned, so bringing a small fan is appropriate

Items not to bring

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.

Daytime/casual

  • Shorts should extend past the length of the fingertips.

  • Shirts must cover the midriff.

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

Dinner/evening

  • 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

Swimwear

  • Girls: modest one piece

  • Boys: modest length swim-shorts - no racing style

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.

Concerts

  • 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.