Half Camp

If you can come for ALL of Choro Camp, we highly recommend it. We offer an integrated program of instruction, so less isn’t just less—it’s different. Plus, we have a lot of fun and we want you here for it.  That said, we understand that not everyone can get away for the whole time. So for those of you who can be here for at least a few days, we will again this year to offer a “half camp” option.

The two broad options are:

  1. First-Half Attendance: Tuesday through Thursday. (Arrive  Monday eve if you wish.)
  2. Second-Half Attendance: Thursday through Saturday. (Depart Sunday if you wish.)


Of the items below, the only one which is not optional is the tuition, which pays for the artists on our staff and other costs of producing the event.

  • Half Camp Tuition: $375
  • Housing: $55/night.
  • Meals: $55/day.


  • If you want to attend an additional full day of camp, you can do so at a cost $125/day.
  • If you want to come for a shorter period of time, that’s fine, but be aware: while the cost of meals and housing depends on how many days you need them, the minimum cost of tuition is fixed.


Please be aware that if our target student/teacher ratio is at its limit for any instrumental group we will give first priority to those who have opted to attend for the full event. So the half-camp option may be limited to only those who plan to work with specific instrumental groups in which space remains. Feel free to ask and we’ll let you know where things stand.


  • During the month of April, 50% of your registration payment is refundable
  • After May 1st, we’re fully committed to Smith College and our artists. No refunds can be guaranteed.


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, our registrar, at [email protected]