Camp Costs, Discounts & Deadlines


CampTreeBW webcopy greenThis page has information about summer camp costs, discounts, deadlines, deposits, payment methods, and refunds. For payment information on lessons, ensembles and groups classes please click here.

The fee structure is listed below. You may pay by check, cash, or electronic check with no service fee.  You may use  PayPal or credit card, but a service fee applies and we encourage you to use one of the other payment methods.


Short day option for junior campers

9am to 12pm


We accept morning-only enrollments for junior campers since younger kids may want to have fun at camp but not have energy and attention to last all day. (Junior campers are welcome to enroll for Standard and Extended day camp too.)

Mid-morning snack will be provided.

Campers will leave at lunch time.

All classroom materials will be provided.

Standard camp

9am to 3pm


Standard camps run from 9am to 3pm, and include a core camp topic and one elective period.

Mid-morning snack will be provided. Bring your own lunch!

All sheet music and other classroom materials will be provided.

Bow-Dacious camp has a different fee structure.  See that page for details.

Extended camp

9am to 5pm


Extended camps run from 9am to 5pm, and include a core camp topic plus two elective periods.

Mid-morning and afternoon snacks are provided.  Bring your own lunch!

All sheet music and other classroom materials will be provided.

Early drop-off


You may drop your child off as early as 8am. Details
Late pick-up


You may pick your child up as late as 5:30pm.  Details

You may be eligible for up to a $25 discount for each week of camp!

  • Multiple camp discount: If you sign up for two or more sessions you get a $10 discount per session.
  • Early Bird discount: Receive a $10 discount for each session you register for before April 1.  Early bird discount deadline is extended to May 1!
  • Sibling discount: You get a $5 discount per camp if you have a sibling also attending a C4A camp.

Bow-Dacious camp is $400 for the week ($200 for “morning only” Junior Camp option) 

Includes dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday through Friday, and daily snacks.
Includes 5 full-days plus 2 half-days of instruction and activities.
Includes tuition for all classes & workshops, sheet music & other materials.


  • A $50 deposit for each camp you are taking is due when you register. (So, if you register for 2 camps your deposit will be $100.)
  • All camp fees must be paid two weeks before the first day of that camp.
  • All required registration forms and student info surveys must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the start date of that camp.
  • You may add additional camps to a form you already submitted by contacting us via email  or phone 217-384-5150  Please be sure to verify that we have gotten your request.  Due to limited class enrollment a request does not guarantee placement.
  • Registrations submitted less than two weeks before a camp starts must be accompanied by the full camp fee.
  • Sorry, we cannot guarantee a spot for walk-in registrations.  You are welcome to try, but there is a real chance that you will not be accepted.

Cancellation and refund deadlines:

  • Please note that all deposits and registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Cancel one month in advance of the first day of camp to receive a full refund of camp fees, less deposit.
  • Cancel two weeks in advance of the first day of camp to receive a 50% refund of fees, less deposit.
  • No refund for cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice.
  • Refunds for withdrawal due to medical or family emergency will be considered individually.
  • All of our camps are offered subject to sufficient enrollment.
    • We will notify you 2 weeks in advance if it looks like your camp may not run.
    • If we cancel a camp we will either return all of your fees or credit you account, as you choose.  This is an exception to the non-refundable deposit rule.

Parking is available nearby.

  • If you park in the city garage it’s 25 cents per hour, and you can just leave your car all day.
  • If you park in the lot across the street from C4A it’s 25 cents per hour, but you have to feed the meter every two hours.
  • You can take your chances at Linclon Square for free parking, but official policy is that there is a 2-hour limit.
  • DO NOT park in the Landmark Hotel lot at the southeast corner of Race & Elm.  They have a well-deserved reputation for towing!!

Registration for camps will be open on Feb 16. 

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