2017 Band Camp Itinerary

24 Jul
July 24, 2017

Download the 2017 Band Camp Itinerary Here.

Download the 2017 Navy Pier Field Trip Form Here.

Band Camp Times and Dates

  • Thursday, July 27, 1:00 PM-9:30 PM
  • Friday, July 28:  9:30 AM-10:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 29: 9:30 AM-11:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 30: 1:00PM-6:30 PM

Emergency Contact Information

847-451-3146 (WLHS Band Office)

Camp Checklist

  • SUNBLOCK/Sunglasses/hat
  • Lock for any valuables you cannot keep on your person (you can use band room lockers)
  • Cooler w/extra water, fruit, snacks, etc…you MUST hydrate regularly
  • Appropriate footwear and attire (gym shoes, change of shirt, deodorant, etc.)
  • Spending money for any extras during off-campus Navy Pier recreation activity
  • Working instrument, music, lyre, pencil, and all assigned equipment to fully participate in band camp


What happens in the event of rain or excessive temperatures?
Luckily, the weather forecast calls for unseasonably cool temperatures and no rain (famious last words)! However, just like class, band camp meets regardless of weather conditions. We have access to indoor facilities and will modify our schedule for safety and comfort if weather conditions so mandate.

Do I need to pay for my meals at band camp?
No. All five band camp meals are covered by your class tuition. (So are the transportation and recreation activities as indicated on the camp schedule). However, you may wish to bring money for any additional food/snacks you may want during our Navy Pier field trip.  Band camp meals are catered right to us or prepared on site by our band parents, so you do can relax, recharge, and enjoy a restful and social meal time with friends. We will always order plenty of good food for everyone, but please allow all students to go through the line before asking for seconds. We also recommend you pack fruit, snacks, extra beverages of your choice for breaks.

What if I have special dietary needs?
Students with dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, gluten, lactose, etc.) were asked to indicate so via the class google doc. This is so we can do our best to accommodate any such needs. We want for you to be comfortable and at your best for band camp. It is our intent to have a vegetarian option, salad, grilled cheese, PBJ sandwiches, etc., available at every meal so there is something for everyone. As always, we would recommend our students with specific dietary needs pack extra food/snacks they enjoy—just in case.

Why is there a field trip form for band camp?
The field trip form is to ensure your family knows when you will be off-campus to enjoy the Navy Pier recreation activity during the camp. The field trip form also provides us with your family’s critical contact information in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please bring your signed field trip form to camp on Thursday morning.

What if I have other questions?
Listen to class announcements. Check the web page. If you can’t find the answers, try asking a friend, then a section leader, then a drum major, then a director…We are all here to help you to have a great Band Camp experience!