Middle School Camper Information

Welcome to the 2022 Middle School Band Camp participant page. Note that changes to the camp schedule will be posted on this web page. Check back for updates as the camp approaches. This web page was updated on June 14.

You will find the camp both fun and educational as we have the opportunity to experience music in this wonderful environment. Everything you need to know about your time at camp will be posted on this page. Please read it carefully as the page contains a considerable amount of information. Refer back to it as questions arise. Please scroll down to see all of the information.

Call the Band Office at 402-472-2505 if you still have questions after reading this information thoroughly.


Camper safety and wellbeing is our utmost priority. We ask that parents and guardians help us in our efforts to account for every student as they move throughout the camp. If you will be picking up your student and removing them from camp at an unscheduled time, please contact the camp coordinator before you leave with the student. The administrator may ask for identification and/or a signed release statement. Attendance is taken multiple times throughout the day. If a camper is unaccounted for at any point, certain security procedures will ensue. This may include a report to public safety authorities to initiate a formal search. Please help us avoid false alarms by engaging in clear and timely communication.


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. All tobacco products (including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing/pipe tobacco, and vapor products) are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor areas of campus. Likewise, all forms of alcohol and illegal drugs are similarly prohibited in all areas of campus.


University Conference Services is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities. In order to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, guests with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations must contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at 402-472-3787 at least three weeks prior to their scheduled arrival on campus. Please be prepared to tell that office the name of the conference/camp and dates of attendance. Also, please call the Band Office at 402-472-2505 so that we can assist as needed. Westbrook Music Building and Abel Hall are both accessible to persons with disabilities and accessible parking is available at all sites.


The University carries liability insurance; however, students are not covered while traveling to and from the camp. If parents have health insurance for their children, they should abide by the rules of their insurance company.

Note that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Glenn Korff School of Music cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items, so it would be best to avoid bringing large amounts of cash or extremely valuable items to camp (other than your musical instrument).


Click to download Westbrook Area Map and Mini Schedule

Resident campers check-in at Westbrook Music Building from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 to put instruments in lockers. Then resident campers must go to the Abel-Sandoz Welcome Center, 880 North 17th Street (remember to download the campus map). Enter the Welcome Center through the large glass doors (building #85) to pick up a name tag, meal card, room key card, sheets and pillowcase, and other camp materials. Tuesday lunch is included in your registration, and will be served at the Abel-Sandoz dining hall after check-in.

Day campers check-in from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. outside room 132 in Westbrook Music Building (building #1). You will receive a instrument locker assignment and store your instrument. Tuesday lunch is included in your registration. Counselors will escort day campers from Westbrook Music Building to the Abel-Sandoz dining hall for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Day campers will receive their meal card upon arrival at the Welcome Center.


Resident campers are staying in Abel Hall (building #84). Note that there is construction in the area of Abel Hall. The west side entrances to Abel are closed. Please use the east side entrances to enter the residence hall. The residence hall will provide bed linen (sheet and pillow case) and a pillow for the week. You may want to bring a blanket with you since the rooms are air conditioned. The residence hall does not provide hangers. Each room in Abel contains a small refrigerator. Free WiFi access is available for your use. The residence hall staff will explain how to log on the first time.

The use, possession, or storage of hoverboards or similar devices is not permitted in any University of Nebraska-Lincoln residence hall, dining facility or apartment building ("Housing facility"). Any such device is subject to confiscation.


It is best to approach Abel Hall via Vine Street traveling east to west. Turn north into the parking area on the east side of Sandoz Hall (building #86) and proceed north to the east side of Abel Hall which is the next building north of Sandoz Hall. Please look at the campus map carefully before starting your journey.


University music and band students will serve as camp counselors and will supervise camp participants throughout the day and overnight at the residence hall. Following check-in on the first day, campers will be escorted to and from the residence hall and Westbrook Music Building. The camp counselors will be in residence on each floor at the residence hall throughout the evening and night. There will be a room check every night and the curfew will be strictly enforced. The camp counselors will also serve as instructors during the masterclass and small instrumental learning sessions. All clinicians, instructors, staff and counselors undergo a background check before the camp begins.


All camp meals will be served in the Abel/Sandoz dining hall. Day campers will eat lunch in the dining hall. The dining hall staff has been advised of all allergies and/or special diets as noted on the registration form. Please send an email to band@unl.edu immediately if you forgot to include dietary issues on the registration form. Include the camper's full name and be brief, but specific about the dietary issues in your email. Note that we are asking about allergies and special diets (i.e. vegetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant, etc.) and NOT for food preferences. The Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center contains a small convenience store that sells snacks, beverages, and personal maintenance items. All campers may shop in the convenience store.


Lunch is provided for all day campers (campers not staying overnight on campus). Campers will be escorted to and from Abel-Sandoz Cafeteria for meals. Instructions will be given at camp as to where to meet the escorts and the procedures to follow.


All campers are required to participate in all camp rehearsals, performances, classes, and activities. Day campers are free at the end of the last rehearsal or class which is at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Parents or guardians pick up Day Campers in the south hallway of Westbrook Music Building outside room 132.


The evening of Friday, June 24 will be the annual camp dance party! We have planned for all campers to attend. Day Campers’ dinner that evening is included in the camp registration fee so they can stay with the group following the late afternoon rehearsal. If your child is a commuter, plan to pick them up at 9:30 p.m. in the usual location by room 132 Westbrook Music Building. If your child is a commuter and will not be participating in the dance party, please contact the Camp Coordinator no later than 3 p.m. on June 23 to confirm when and where you will be picking them up after the late afternoon large group rehearsal. Please note: the dinner fee is non-refundable.


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Click to download the UNL Campus Map

Click to see the UNL On-Line Campus Map

Click to download Westbrook Area Map and Mini Schedule

Download the Full Middle School Band Camp Schedule


The finale concert is Saturday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall (building #2). The concert is open to the public with no admission charge. Please note that due to Federal Law, individuals may not make audio or video recordings of the concert and may not take photos during the performance. Two city parking garages are located within easy walking distance of Kimball Recital Hall. The Que Place Garage is located on the southeast corner of the North 11th and Q Street intersection. The Market Place Parking Garage is located on the southwest corner of the North 10th and Q Street intersection. Parking fees are at your own expense. Check out the Park and Go web site for more information.


Campers will wear their camp T-shirt and nice shorts for the concert on Saturday. Campers will receive their camp T-shirt prior to the concert.


The Band Office and camp staff cannot provide band aids, pain medication, or any other over the counter medication. Please bring these items with you to camp. We encourage parents to send a cell phone with the camper, if possible. There are no telephones in the residence hall rooms.

  • INSTRUMENT – Campers must bring their own instruments in good working order. Reed players need to have plenty of extra reeds. Percussionists need to bring their own sticks and mallets, but do not need to bring a percussion instrument. The University will provide the percussion instruments.
  • Pencil and notebook
  • Casual, cool clothing. Shorts and t-shirts are fine.
  • Comfortable athletic shoes and plenty of socks.
  • Light jacket or umbrella
  • Resident campers: towel, blanket, alarm clock, toiletries
  • A small amount of cash for snacks.
  • Sun screen and bug spray


Possession of items three through six will result in the immediate expulsion of the individual from camp.

  1. Bicycles, skate boards, long boards, hoverboards or scooters
  2. Fidget Spinners and Fidget Cubes
  3. Guns or weapons of any kind, including pocket knives.
  4. Illegal drugs
  5. Tobacco
  6. Alcohol


The Abel Hall front desk is staffed on a 24-hour basis. You may reach a University Housing employee or the Head Counselor of the Middle School Band Camp by calling 402-472-1010. You may also call the Band Office at 402-472-2505 (8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)


The University Health Center is well equipped to meet the medical needs of the campers and has a full staff of doctors and nurses. It is required that any student who becomes ill be taken to the University Health Center or another medical facility. The University cannot assume the responsibility of caring for a sick camper in his or her room.


The following regulations apply to all campers. Exemplary behavior is expected of all students.

  • All resident campers must attend camp activities with the camp group, which includes staff members.
  • All resident campers must be in their rooms and quiet hours observed by 10:30 p.m.
Housing Regulations:
  • The University will bill any damages to property to the students and/or parents.
  • No room visitation permitted. If campers wish to socialize during free time prior to curfew, they may use the common areas in the residence hall.
  • Smoking, drinking, or the use of illegal drugs will not be permitted.
  • Day campers visiting or eating at Abel Hall are subject to all rules and regulations pertaining to resident campers.

Additional rules that are specified in the orientation and floor meetings apply.

Violation of Regulations:

Campers who violate these regulations are subject to discipline by the Head Counselor or the Camp Director. Any camper who persistently violates academic, Middle School Band Camp and/or Abel Hall regulations or standards of the University makes himself or herself liable for suspension by administrative action.

Grounds for Automatic Dismissal:

The use or possession of any illegal drug, alcohol, tobacco products, or any other controlled substance; the use of fireworks; the possession of any weapon; the breaking of any civil law or city ordinance is grounds for automatic dismissal from the Band Camp. Parents or guardians will be notified, and they are responsible for the camper’s immediate transportation home.

Have questions about the Middle Band School Camp?

Contact the Band Office at 402-472-2505, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.