Join us at our first camp of the 2017 season on January 14th and 15th. The winter camps provide opportunities for prospective members, parents, and fans to learn about many of the plans for the 2017 season, meet a few of the staff, get to know some of our veteran members, and gain a better understanding of the expectations of membership for the corps. It is also an opportunity for performers to discover some of The Racine Scouts techniques and expectations with instruction given by staff members. More importantly, we will be learning the music and fundamental visuals/movements for our 2017 production during the winter camps.

The camp will begin Saturday morning at 9 am with a presentation to all prospective members, parents and fans about the latest updates and news regarding The Racine Scouts organization. Attendees will learn about the most up-to-date touring plans, learn more about the designers and design process for 2017, and be introduced to a few of the staff that will be working with the corps this season. Details of what the requirements of the corps membership are, what to expect at future camps, and other questions will be answered at that time. Immediately following, while the prospective members begin their session with the staff, parents will learn more about the organization from the perspective of a parent and be able to ask specific questions about what it is their students is about to embark on.

Even though our camp begins Saturday mornings, the facilities will be open for anyone who wish to arrive Friday night for a full night's rest and breaskfast provided by the corps. We will also provide a shuttle from Wisconsin for anyone traveling from the area wishing to save on travel expenses.

Location
Vennard Campus
Mahaska Student Center
2300 8th Ave E
University Park, IA

Cost

$20.00  Camp Fee
1st tuition installment of $275.00 is due once you've officially been issued a membership contract

Payment Methods:

    1. At Camp
      We accept Debit/Credit cards, checks, cash and money order at all camps during registration.
    2. By Mail
      We accept checks or money orders through mail at the corps office. Please don't send cash through the mail.
      Make payment out to 'Racine Scouts’ and mail to:
      Racine Scouts
      P.O. Box 085298
      Racine, WI 53408-5298
    3. Online
      You can pay membership dues via PayPal:

Tentative Schedule

Friday
Feel free to arrive Friday night to get in some extra individual practice time and a good nights sleep before an eventful weekend of drum corps.

Saturday
8:30am - Registration/Breakfast
9:30am - Meeting
10:00am - Block 1
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm -  Block 2
5:00pm - Dinner
6:00pm -  Block 3
9:00pm - Snack
10:00pm - 1st Lights Out 
                 
(Lights go out in the sleeping area for   
                     anyone wanting to sleep early)
11pm - 2nd Lights Out 
               (Lights go out in all rooms,All members in
                     bed for a good nights sleep)

Sunday
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Block 1
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Block 2
2:30pm - Music Ensemble

3:30 - Clean Facilities
4:00 - Dismissed

Visit the private area of the website for a detailed schedule for the weekend.

Transportation

There will be a shuttle available to potential members from Wisconsin to Iowa for $20.
The shuttle will make the following stops enroute to our rehearsal site in Iowa:

Racine or Kenosha (WI)

Rockford or Chicago (IL)

DeKalb (IL)

Davenport (IA)

Iowa City (IA)

** Note that the shuttle is only available if there are 20 or more prospective members interested. Alternate carpooling options will be explored for anyone with transportation needs.

*** Pickup arrangements can be made for anyone traveling to the airport in Milwaukee or Chicago.



What to wear and what to bring

Prospective members should be dressed for physical activity including marching, running, stretching, movement, etc. Tennis shoes and loose, comfortable athletic clothing is required for participation. No sandals, jeans, or heavy clothing, please. Bring your own water jug to remain hydrated. You will need bring tolietry  items and overnight sleeping gear.

Percussion
We will have instruments to take care of everybody, however may not have enough for everyone to play all the time, so if you have a drum pad, bring it along with you. Be sure to bring your own sticks and mallets, water, and appropriate clothing/shoes. There will be some copies of music available, but your experience will be heightened if you are able to have some basic understanding of what is in the technique book prior to the camp.

Brass
Please plan to bring your own marching instrument with you to the Open House. If you do not have an instrument to use, we will have an instrument available to you for the weekend. There will be some copies of music available, but your experience will be heightened if you are able to have some basic understanding of what is in the technique book prior to the camp.

Colorguard
Please bring comfortable , form fitting dance clothing. We will typically begin each session with movement and dance and then break into some form of equipment sessions for flag and weapon, depending on the make-up of the attendees. You will need something that allows you to have maximum flexibility and your feet and ankles must be able to be seen.


Join the Facebook Group
Get the latest information, ask questions, and meet some prospective members by joining the 2017 Racine Scouts Insterest Group HERE on Facebook.


RSVP for the January Camp
 

Be sure to register online HERE. Doing so will gain you access to the audition materials that will be addressed in the instructional session at the camp.

 

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