Camp Costs, Discounts & Deadlines

This page has cost and payment information about summer camps. For payment information on lessons, ensembles and groups classes please click here.


Camp cost:

Day camps are $250 per week. This fee includes a morning snack and all teaching materials. Campers bring their own lunches.  A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration for each camp you take. There is an additional $25 fee per week for early drop-off


  • Early bird discount: $10 off if you register and pay your deposit by May 1.
  • Multi-camp discount: $10 off each camp if you register and pay your deposit for more than one camp.  This applies to one person taking multiple camps, or siblings who both register for camps. 

Payment Options:

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.


  • 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 you can just leave your car all day.
  • If you park in the lot across the street from C4A it’s 50 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!!