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Frequently Ask Questions

You have questions; we have answers!

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Do I need to bring my own instrument?

Yes. Long & McQuade Music and Yamaha Music ensure that our Band and Orchestra program has all of the  required percussion and specialized instruments and Yamaha Canada supplies the pianos for IMC Jazz. All other musicians are responsible for providing their own equipment.

Are there any drum sets at IMC?

Jazz and Rock drummers must bring their own set. Please make sure all drums, cymbals and hardware are labelled.  It is possible to rent a kit from Long & McQuade. IMC will transport the kit. All drummers must bring their own sticks and cymbals. To rent a kit please email Jeff at  jgodfrey@long-mcquade.ca

How much money do I need to bring to camp?

Campers do not HAVE to bring any money to camp. All meals, concerts, recreational activities (water-skiing, windsurfing, tennis, etc.) and social events are included in the camp fee. Campers may CHOOSE to bring some money to purchase snacks (soft drinks, chocolate bars, chips, etc.) from the tuck shop.

Is there financial supprt available?

IMC has a scholarship and bursary program. Please click here for the scholarship form. This form is due May 01 for the upcoming summer session. For further information you can call 416-488-3316.

Does IMC accommodate dietary restrictions?

CAMP MANITOU has a chef dedicated to campers with special dietary needs. The Manitou health center provides the chef with all of the dietary restrictions parents have listed on the health form. Meals are then prepared to meet the needs of these campers.

Can campers phone home while at camp?

There are pay phones available for camper use during free time to call home.

What time should I arrive?

There will be an introductory meeting for all campers at 2:00 pm on the first day. Those driving to camp should plan to arrive between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Be sure to have lunch before you arrive.

Who will be in my cabin?

Campers are assigned to cabins with other campers of similar age and program. If you would like to request a friend be in your cabin, please send an email to anne@campimc.ca

Who decides what band or orchestra I'll be in?

Every camper will play a short audition for the faculty members. The faculty members will then assign campers to the band or orchestra which best suits their playing level.

What should I play for my audition?

This is not a TEST! Choose a short, unaccompanied piece that will best show the faculty the level of music you are most comfortable playing.

What time should my parents pick me up on the last day?

IMC Rock parents picking their campers up should arrive between 11:00 am and noon on Friday (the last day of session1). Camp Rock parents may wish to join us for the final camper concert on Thursday evening starting at 7:00 pm.  Jazz parents are welcome to join us for the jazz combo concert on Friday at 12:30. Jazz Camp concludes at the end of the concert. Band, Orchestra & Choir campers, your parents won't want to miss hearing you perform in our final concert on Sunday (last day of session 2). The Tea & Symphony Concert begins at 1:00 and will finish at approximately 4:00 pm. The Musical Theatre performances will begin at 1:00 pm and finish at approximately 3:00 pm.

Where is the camp and how do I get there?

The camp takes place at Camp Manitou, about 20 minutes north-east of Parry Sound, Ontario.  You can take the bus from Toronto (Both Sessions) or Hamilton (Session Two only) or you can arrange to be driven.

Where and when do I catch the bus to camp?

The bus from Toronto to camp departs from the CARNEGIE CENTENNIAL ARENA Parking Lot (580 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M2R 1N7) at 9:30 am on the first day of camp. The Hamilton bus (Session 2 only) departs from Ryerson Church (corner of Main and Springer) at 8:30 am on Saturday, August 27th. For more information click here.

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