Fox Valley Music Camp | Judson University Christian College
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Fox Valley Music Camp Workshops  2019

Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019





Early Bird prices are available for registrations received before May 18, 2018. After May 18, Regular Prices are in effect. We have Family Discounts for those enrolling more than one camper in a family. The oldest camper will be at the regular price, and each subsequent sibling will be $20 less for grades 3 and up and $10 less for grades K-2. NEW this Year: Friend Referral Discount! A discount of $20 ($10 for K-2nd grade camp) will be given to both parties if registrations are received before the Early Bird deadline. We also have a limited number of parent volunteer opportunities that can reduce the cost further. Please contact the Camp Coordinator for further information.

  Early Bird/Regular
K-2nd Grade (half day camp) $95/$125
3rd-5th Grade (no lessons) $175/$225
3rd-5th Grade (with lessons) $225/$275
6th-8th Grade (with lessons) $225/$275
9th-12th Grade (with lessons) $225/$275


Established in 2006, The Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University offers an enriching, fun-filled week of music-making for students in grades Kindergarten through High School.

Young students (K-2nd grade) come for a half-day camp and focus on music basics, play fun games, make crafts and sing songs. They enjoy performing on the stage in a group recital at the end of the week.

Elementary aged students (3rd-5th grades) explore music fundamentals, learn to play simple instruments like chimes, recorders, and ukuleles, and have the option to take private lessons if they are already studying an instrument. Campers prepare for a recital at the end of the week.

Older students (6th-12th grades) have 2 private lessons on their instrument of choice (or voice), participate in small ensembles and explore music theory/composition and history. Students elect either a Classical or Contemporary Worship Track.  A recital caps the week.

Faculty and guest artist mini-concerts conclude each day, to which camper families are invited.

Faith Statement

Please note that Judson University is a Christian institution, with the Fox Valley Music Camp adhering to the faith context provided by Judson University. Please see Judson's faith statement if you have any questions or concerns.

Camps Offered

Entering kindergarten - 2nd grade half day camp

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Younger students will focus on having fun with music – from playing in a rhythm ensemble to making crafts, playing musical games and singing together in a choir that will perform for family and friends at the end of the week.
Camp Cost Before May 18: $95  After May 18: $125  

Entering 3rd - 5th grade full day camp

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This age group will have a time of experimentation and discovery as they explore various instruments at an instrument "petting zoo." Students will sing in a choir and be introduced to the recorder and ukulele. Optional private lessons are also available for students studying an instrument (additional $50 for two 30-minute private lessons). A recital will conclude the week.

Camp Cost Before May 18: $175  After May 18: $225

Camp Cost Before May 18: $225  After May 18: $275

Entering 6th - 12th grade full day camp

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Older students will develop skill on their chosen instruments through two 30-minute private lessons and ensemble work - with time to make some friends along the way! Students will elect either the Classical Track or the Contemporary Worship Track.

  • Classical Track
    For students in grades 6-12 interested in pursuing a traditional band/orchestra instrument, piano or voice. Choice of music theory/composition or song-writing.
  • Contemporary Worship Track
    For students in grades 6-12 interested in forming a worship band with instruction in electric or acoustic guitar, electric keyboard or piano, vocals and drums. Song-writing is explored. Students who have already composed a song or two are encouraged to bring them to camp.

Camp Cost Before May 18: $225  After May 18: $275  

Registration Info


Sales Prices End: May 18, 2018
Final Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
(We're sorry, but we are unable to accept registrations received after Friday, June 1.)

Questions? Please e-mail Cheryl Richardson, Camp Coordinator at or call (847) 628-1110.

*Pay By Credit Card will include an additional processing fee. Sibling discount and Friend Referral discount are only available through pay-by-check.


What Camp Looks Like

For a more detailed break-down of what a typical day at Fox Valley Music Camp is like, please download the A Typical Day at Camp Flyer.

What campers and parents have said…

  • "I found the FVMC to be such a learning and fulfilling experience for my son. For the first time, he experienced what it's like to play in varied ensembles with other passionate music students. It brought all of his school band experience to another level. He will definitely be back next year! I also really enjoyed the daily afternoon faculty presentations and the end-of-the-week Student Recital. Your staff's love of music was so evident, and a blessing to all." -Parent of a 13 year old Camper
  • "Attending the Judson University Music Camp exposed me to many musical experiences that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved playing my instrument in the orchestra, playing in an ensemble, and composing music. One of the best parts of the camp was enjoying the end of day mini-concert by the music instructors. They were so talented that they inspired me to practice hard so that I will be able to play flawlessly and beautifully like they do one day." -15 year old Camper
  • "I liked learning about all the kinds of music and learning songs." -7 year old Camper
  •  "I had a blast at the music camp. I learned many things that will help me become a better musician. The staff there was very patient and helpful. They helped me learn new things. I got to meet new people as well. - 16 year old camper
  • "This camp was AMAZING!" -16 year old camper
  • "My kids had a wonderful time at camp!" - Parent of middle school campers
  • "This was my seventh year at camp and every year I learn more and have more fun than the last one! A great camp with great teachers." -15 year old camper
  • "Music camp was a DELIGHT!" -13 year old camper
  • "It is as if the camp was designed just for my son. I wish it was offered a second time during the summer!" - Parent of a 7 year old camper


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