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All campers may choose to stay in the residence halls (overnight campers) or travel to the camp on their own each day (day campers) if they live nearby. You will confirm your housing option when you register for the camp on the Registration page.

Day campers only pay tuition for the camp, and this tuition includes lunch and dinner at the residence hall from Monday through Friday, in addition to dinner on Sunday and lunch on Saturday. They will walk with our counselors to and from lunch and dinner each day.

Day campers must arrive at the Lionel Hampton School of Music by 8 a.m. each morning and be picked up from LHSOM by 9:15 p.m. each evening. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday faculty recitals at 7 p.m. are free and open to the public if parents would like to attend with their student. Students may leave immediately following the recital at 8 p.m., or they may choose to spend the last hour participating in a variety of evening activities with the overnight campers until 9:15 p.m.

Overnight campers pay for room and board in addition to tuition. They will stay six nights in our residence halls from Sunday night through Saturday morning. Housing check-in is Sunday morning and checkout is Saturday morning. We have no option to extend your stay earlier or later. Overnight campers receive full meals beginning with dinner on Sunday and ending with lunch on Saturday. Linens are provided, but students should bring a pillow. All activities and transportation will be accompanied by our staff.

Overnight campers will stay in Wallace Hall, located at the corner of Stadium Drive and 6th Street. (campus map) Dining facilities are connected to Wallace Hall. Students will be accompanied by camp counselors at all times in the residence halls and will be escorted by them when walking across campus to attend LHMC events. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Wallace to the Hampton Music Building where most camp events will be held.

  • Medical insurance card (we will make a copy for you at the registration table). 

  • Prescription medication

  • Instruments (don't forget mouthpieces, reed, etc.!)

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant)

  • Pajamas

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle (labeled with name)

  • Personal music (optional, for master class and/or lessons)

  • Pencils, pen and paper

  • Pillow and extra blanket (sheets are provided)

  • Extra towel if desired

  • Washcloth if desired

  • Warm and cool clothes (temperatures should be moderate, but please have options!)

  • Jacket (min-golf and scavenger hunt both take place in the evenings outdoors)

  • Flip flops or sandals for shower

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Jeans (for performance)

  • Insect repellent 

  • Bag or backpack for carrying music, water bottle, etc.

  • Books, playing cards, etc.

  • Alarm clock (phone is fine)

  • Chargers for electronic devices

Printable Checklist for LHMC


Housing check-in for overnight campers will occur in front of Wallace Hall (next to the volleyball court) between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday, June 14. At housing check-in, campers can drop off their belongings in their room. They will be directed to the Lionel Hampton School of Music immediately following housing check-in.

All campers will need to go to the Lionel Hampton School of Music building to receive their camp registration materials. You will receive a packet that includes general information as well as directions to your first camp event—camper orientation at 12:30. Late arrivals should notify Sean Butterfield by email at

All campers will present a final concert on Saturday in the Administration Auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend the concerts, so you can see what your student accomplished during the week! You can find the concert schedule by clicking on the Schedule tab from the left sidebar. Please note that this may change slightly depending on the number of camp attendees.

For all concerts in which the campers will perform, they will wear their camp t-shirt and jeans (or other full-length pants.) We recommend that you bring layers, because while all ensemble rehearsal rooms are air-conditioned, the practice room building is not.

Wallace Hall offers two-room suites, connected by a shared bathroom, with double occupancy per room. Bunk beds are in each room along with storage space and a window. Each floor has a living space area for students to gather, and the basement houses a recreational area with televisions, games and computers. Wi-fi is available for campers. The dining hall, Bob’s Place, is housed in Wallace Hall, making it convenient for campers.

You may request a roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Because of the complication of housing this many students, however, we may not be able to fulfill every request. To request a roommate, please note this in the “other information” box in the online registration form; be sure to include the roommate’s name and address. If both students do not request each other, we will not place the students together.

The camp has a NO PETS POLICY, including times of arrival and departure.

If your child has a food allergy or dietary request, please give us the details in the appropriate box when you fill out the registration form. If you would like to discuss accommodations before registering, we recommend that you first call our dining services directly at 208-885-6255 or If you would like to contact us as well, please do so using the contact information under the main navigation.

All campers will be accompanied by camp counselors while at LHMC events. We will have a maximum of one counselor per 10 students. Counselors will stay overnight in the dorms in a nearby room and will walk with the students when traveling across campus. Students will be supervised during all classes, meals, activities, etc. Students will not be allowed to walk across campus without a counselor.

The Moscow/Pullman airport is a 10-minute drive from the UI campus; Lewiston is a 40-minute drive; and the Spokane airport is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from campus. 

If your child is traveling unaccompanied to attend the camp, we have listed options below based on which airport you choose. The options are listed in our order of recommendation. You should include this information in the open field at the bottom of your application, but you should also call or email us to confirm once you have bought your ticket. We would never want a student to feel lost or forgotten!

We are unable to provide housing for nights other than the listed housing dates, so we recommend that any unaccompanied students arrive and leave on the respective start and end dates of the camp. If this is an issue, please feel free to contact us to see if we can assist you.

  • If your child flies into the Pullman/Moscow airport, we recommend using one of our local taxi services found at the airport, and many of these will provide an estimate of the trip if you contact them in advance. If you have a concern with this, however, we may be able to have a staff member available to pick them up and return them to the airport depending on staff availability. Make sure to contact us with your issue, and remember to consider the housing date restrictions before finalizing your purchase.
  • If your child flies into the Spokane airport, they will need to take a shuttle to and from Moscow—about a two-hour shuttle ride. You can find all of the details about this shuttle at Wheatland Express Shuttle. Of note, your child will need to arrive in Spokane no later than 1:30 p.m. to reasonably make the shuttle. They will also not arrive at U of I until 4 p.m., which means that they will miss our scheduled audition times. We will accommodate this in our auditions and will arrange to have a counselor escort them to the music building after you confirm their arrival time and drop-off location with us.
  • If your child flies into the Lewiston airport, we will be unable to assist them in getting to Moscow. There are taxi services that will provide transportation to and from the airport, and many of these will provide an estimate of the trip if you contact them. You can explore these options by doing a web search for "taxi service Lewiston airport Moscow id."

Again, regardless of which option you choose, you should confirm the details with our staff either by email or phone after you have finalized a ticket. If you have questions, feel free to contact us as well.

The Lionel Hampton Music Camp prides itself on being an inclusive, welcoming environment for all students of music. If your child has a special request or needs, please feel free to contact us at As a university, we have various protocols already in place that may be able to help your child, and if not, we will work with you to find a solution if possible.

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: School of Music