Date and Time:
July 16, 2023 2:00 pm - July 21, 2023 - 5:00 pm
Shell Lake Arts Center, 802 1st Street, Shell Lake, WI, 54871
Middle School Choir Camp
Camp Dates: July 16-21, 2023
Final Performance: Friday, July 21-Time 12:00pm
For students completing grades 6-8
The Middle School Choir Camp is an exciting new Shell Lake Arts Center opportunity to sing in choir. Students in this camp will learn diverse music from all around the world, develop music literacy skills, explore various interests such as classroom instruments and movement activities, all while singing with other students who REALLY want to sing! The main goals of this camp are to develop vocal range, refine part singing abilities and improve tone by applying appropriate pedagogical techniques within the choral environment. Students who attend camp will grow, learn and have a blast! No experience is necessary to attend this camp. Whether you’ve been singing in choir for years or just starting out-This camp is for you.
7:15 Wake Up
9:00 Full Choir Rehearsal
11:00 Special Interest Session
1:45 Large Group Vocal Rehearsal
3:00 Free Time/Small Group Enrichment Lessons
7:00 Evening Concerts/Camp Activities
10:30 Lights Out
Cera Babb is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she conducts the Chamber Singers, Concert
Choir, and Treble Choir, and teaches courses in Conducting and Music Education. An
active clinician with honor choirs and festivals around the country, Babb’s work focuses
on fostering enriching, meaningful, and musically excellent experiences with musicians
and their communities.
Babb’s research interests include assessing the impact of choral music on communities,
investigating the work of underrepresented musicians, and fostering student success at
the post-secondary level. She holds a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State
University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, and a
Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware.
Babb is the recipient of the Robert A. Harris Award for Excellence in Choral
Performance, the Charles K. Smith Endowed Fellowship in Graduate Choral
Conducting, the Graduate Employee Award of Excellence in Ensemble Teaching, and
the Johns Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day’s activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.