Summer Strings Camp


Twelfth Annual UCA CMI Summer Strings Camp: July 19-25, 2020!

We’ll be updating this page for next year’s camp soon!

In the meantime, keep practicing and having fun with the tools you learned from this year’s Marvelous Strings Camp!

Thank you to all the counselors, instructors, parents, and campers. You made this one of the best strings camps ever!

The UCA CMI Summer Strings Camp is a comprehensive week-long program for violin, viola, cello and double bass players at the early to intermediate levels of instruction and beyond.  The camp is primarily for 6th-12th grade students; students should have completed at least one year of private lessons or one year of orchestra before attending camp.
Activities during the day will include rehearsals and special activities, instrument maintenance demonstrations, the Camp Talent Show, and other fun activities!
Night activities will be available for both commuters and on-campus campers and include Wild River Country, Movie Night, the Camp Dance and more!
The camp will end with a rousing and inspiring concert Saturday morning, July 20, at 10:30 am at Ida Waldran Auditorium, with performances by the Bear Quintet, Grey Orchestra, Purple Orchestra and Bear Orchestra.
Camp Tuition:  Commuters $275 (for lunch and dinner)    On-Campus $450.

Regular camp hours for commuters are 8:15 am until 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

  • Drop off and Pick up will be at the front (south) entrance of the Snow Fine Arts Center (SFAC) and is from 7:30 am-8:00 am.
  • On the first full day of activities, the first session will be held at 8:15am in the Recital Hall; students will then be separated into groups and given a week-long class schedule.
  • Rehearsals begin daily at 8:15am.

Mark your size on the registration application.

Our camp has expanded to multiple orchestras!  Performance groups will include the:

  • Bear Orchestra: High School/Advanced – Approximately Grades 9 -12
  • Purple Orchestra: Intermediate – Approximately Grades 6-8
  • Grey Orchestra:  Beginner/Early Intermediate – Approximately Grades 6-7

All policies and conditions of the UCA Community Music Institute are agreed upon when a registration form is completed online.  For our policies please call us at 501-450-3672.

If you have any questions, contact:

Ronald Jensen-McDaniel, Fiscal & Outreach Coordinator, 501-450-3672 –

Band and Choir students:  For information about additional music camps held at UCA but not sponsored by the UCA CMI, go to .