There is a form further down the page that we’ll ask you to use to provide us with all the information we’ll need to get you properly registered. But before that, please take a minute to read through your registration options here.

The Basic Choro Camp New England (CCNE) Options

Here are all your Choro Camp options, their associated costs and a bit of description:

  • Tuition – $595. This is the only non-optional item on the menu — even if you want to come “just jam” for the week. It covers the cost of having a staff of artists on site, access to Smith’s facilities and pays your friendly organizers. Some need-based financial aid is available, so let us know if this tuition is out of your reach.
  • Housing – $270 for 6 nights (Monday-Saturday) or $225 for 5 nights (if you’re arriving Tuesday morning.) The standard arrangement is a private room, with shared bathrooms on the hall. You can stay elsewhere – but the dorms are where the action is all day and well into the night.
  • Meals – $270 for meals on campus starting Tuesday morning, ending with breakfast on Sunday. A great way to stay both fed and well-connected with campers and staff.

And Don’t Forget the Concerts…
Concert Tickets – $25 if purchased in advance. Technically this is not part of your registration with us because ticket sales are handled entirely through the venue, the Academy of Music. However, reserved seating tickets will be made available to Early Bird Choro Camp registrants before they are made available to the general public, guaranteeing your choice of the best seats in the house. (As of March 15th, Early Bird registration has ended.)

Your Payment Options
To pay for whatever you’ve selected from the options above, you have two further choices to make: when to pay, and how to pay.

When do you want to pay?

  • Pay in Full Now – Choose this option, and we’ll send you an invoice. You pay it. Done. (Please see our cancellation policy below.)
  • Pre-register Now – Until April 1st you have the option of holding your spot by paying a $200 pre-registration fee. You can pay the remaining balance any time before May 15th. Please note that pre-registration during the Early Bird registration period—that is, through March 15th—does guarantee you all the benefits of early registration, which include a discount on tuition and access to reserved seating concert tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

How would you like to pay?

  • Pay online – Based on the selections you make on the registration form, we’ll send you a PayPal invoice, which you can pay using either your PayPal balance or a credit card. Please note that PayPal does charge for their service and we pass their fees (of about 2.5%) along to you, so the cost will be slightly higher than the prices we’ve quoted above.
  • Pay by check – You can also send us a check. We’ll include our mailing address with the invoice we send, again, based on the choices you’ve made.
    Pay in cash – If paying in cash for all or part of your registration works best for you, that’s another option we’ll offer on the registration form. Check that box and we’ll be in touch.

Our Cancellation Policy

Whichever of the above options you choose, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Through March 15th there is no cancellation fee. Early Bird registration is risk free.
  • For cancellations between March 16th and April 30th there is a $200 cancellation charge. The remainder of any other payments will be refunded.
  • For cancellations during May, 50% of your tuition and other payments are guaranteed to be be refunded.
  • After June 1st, no refunds can be guaranteed.

Ready, Set, Register!

Now, on to the registration form itself. If you encounter any problems or have questions, we’re here to help. You can reach Andrew and Carolyn at Please note that the invoicing is not automated, so if necessary please give us a little time to get back to you. Thanks for that!
You can reach Andrew by phone at (413) 320-8154.

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