Summer Jam 2018

July 9-14, 2018

Summer Jam 2017 Attendees

About Summer Jam

Methodist University's music department is proud to sponsor Summer Jam music camp, now in its 31st year! Our beautiful 617-acre campus is located 5 miles off I-95 and just 10 minutes from Fayetteville, our three-time Hall of Fame All-American City.


Methodist University Summer Jam is open to all musicians ages 11-18 who want to enhance their musicianship and interact with other students from across the state and region. In order to have the best possible camp experience, instrumental and vocal students need to have had at least one full year of prior instruction or experience in music. Students develop their music skills through large ensemble participation, master classes, lessons, academic classes, and concerts.

Camp Life

SummerJam 2016 AttendeeOur camp faculty consists primarily of MU music professors with support staff made up of area music teachers and MU music students. Music ensembles make up the main part of the day schedule (Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Piano) along with additional elective classes. A full of list of elective choices and an elective preference sheet will be provided after you are registered and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Evening activities provide our campers with a chance to relax and socialize with their fellow musicians. Each night there is a free activity, movie night, volleyball, ice cream social, talent show, or a faculty concert.

Residential & Day Camp Options

The residential camp includes staying in the dorms from Monday morning's check-in until Saturday's noon check-out. Meals will be included in this package. The day camp will also start on Monday, but day campers will only be provided a lunch. They will also perform in the grand finale concert on Saturday morning.


We've decided to roll back our fees! The cost for all day campers is $175, which includes the following camp activities daily classes, concerts, activities, insurance, lunch, and a t-shirt. The cost for the residential camp is $375, which includes daily classes, concerts, activities, insurance, three meals per day through breakfast of the last day, dorm room, and a t-shirt. Returning campers can have an additional 15% off the camp fee if they register by December 15! Parents and other family members wanting to eat a meal with their campers may do so for a small fee paid at the register in the cafeteria. Private lessons are available at an additional cost of $40 per 45-minute private lesson.

Due Dates for Registration

  • Non-refundable deposit of $100 to secure place at camp is due by June 1, 2018.
  • Full tuition payment is due by June 15.
  • After June 15, late registration fees apply. The total cost of day camp will be $200 and total cost of residential camp will be $400.
  • June 29 is the final deadline for registration for camp. After June 29, all fees are non-refundable.
  • Checks should be made payable to MU Summer Jam 2018, and must be fully paid before attending camp.
  • Summer Jam fees are non-transferable to other MU camps.

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