The International Music Camp is located inside the International Peace Garden which is 15 miles north of Dunseith, North Dakota on Highway 3 and 281, and 15 miles south of Boissevain, Manitoba, on Highway 10. All visitors to the International Peace Garden are required to pay an entrance fee. The cost per day is $20 per vehicle or $40 for an annual pass.
International Peace Garden Gate Passes can be purchased ahead of time from the IPG Office at: https://peacegarden.com/discover/membership. The option to pay in Canadian is not fully functional yet but they hope to have it working in the future. Entrance passes to the International Peace Garden can also be purchased the day of at the gate like previous years.
Registration for all campers attending Sessions 1-6 will be held in the Burdick Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday afternoon between 12:30 and 3:00 pm CST. Campers must pay the balance of their tuition and lesson fees at this time if not already paid. If you are receiving a scholarship, please check with the scholarship source to see if the fees have been sent.
Campers will be housed in open dormitories and cabins. All room assignments are made prior to camp at the time each student’s registration is received. Roommate requests will be held for two weeks. Each person must bring his or her own sheets, blankets, pillow, sleeping bag, etc. Evenings are cool so sleeping bags are an excellent choice. You will also need to bring your own towels, toiletries, etc. Campers are expected to help with dorm duties in the morning.
Meals are served in the camp dining hall. The first meal of each session will be the Sunday evening meal. Any camper with a special diet should contact the camp prior to arriving. Students staying over a Saturday night will be charged a $15 USD fee to cover the cost of meals and supervision unless they are registered for both weeks.
Campers are strongly urged to bank spending money with the IMC Bank. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen money. Deposits can be made during registration on Sunday. Campers will be able to access their bank account at the Administration building beginning Monday at 3:00 pm.
All dorms have cubbies that can be locked. You may rent a lock for $5 (USD or CAD). $3 will be refunded upon return of the lock and key at the end of your stay at camp. Locks may be checked out at registration. Sorry, no personal locks may be used.
IMPORTANT! Phone Cards are available at the IMC Office or the Concession Stand. $5 USD or CAD for about 60 min of camp phone use. Cell phones are NOT ALLOWED at IMC.
An official camp photo is taken during each session. Copies may be ordered before Tuesday and then picked up on Saturday. Informal pictures will also be taken for IMC promotion throughout the week. Campers wishing not to be included in the informal photos and videos should indicate this on their 2020 Health Form.
Final Concerts & Recitals
We ask that campers do not leave camp before the final performance or exhibition. All performances are free and open to the general public. Parents may purchase lunch and eat with their child on Saturday afternoon. Lunch starts at 11:30am and the cost is $9 USD or the Canadian equivalent. Lunch tickets are available at the dining hall door. In preparation for departure, it is suggested that all personal items are removed from the dorms before noon.Concert Schedule
CDs of the bands, choirs and orchestras are available for purchase at the end of each week. They will be mailed out to the students in December.
All campers must follow the rules and regulations of the camp. The International Music Camp has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in regards to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes, weapons, or disruptive behavior. Campers are NOT ALLOWED to smoke, possess illegal drugs, tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, or weapons while attending camp. Campers unable to abide by the rules are subject to dismissal with NO REFUND. Harassment, or any behavior that is disruptive or infringes in any way on the safety and welfare of other campers or staff will be grounds for dismissal.
No refund of the camp fees will be made to campers who leave the camp before the end of their session!
Things to Bring to Camp
- a watch (not cell phone)
- necessary changes of clothing (plan for warm and cool weather – layers work best!)
- Concert Uniform (see below)
- one dressy outfit for Faculty Night (not concert clothes)
- a warm jacket and/or sweatshirt
- tennis shoes or good walking shoes
- non-aerosol toiletries
- insect repellant
- towels and washcloths
- bedding (sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket)
Please remember that IMC is not responsible for accidents or theft.
Proper dress should be worn at all times. Casual clothing in good taste is allowed for daily classes. Clothing with inappropriate exposure is not allowed. Crop tops, one-shoulder shirts, and tube tops are not allowed to be worn on their own. Undergarments should not be visible at any time. When in doubt, leave it at home. Shorts and skirts should be modest and in good taste. Shorts must be as long as your thumbs and skirts must be as long as your fingertips when your arms are at your sides. All dress code concerns are subject to approval by Deans and the Dean of Student Activities. Shoes must be worn at all times outside of the dorms. All campers are expected to be well groomed at all times. This includes clothing, hair, and personal cleanliness.
The uniform dress for Saturday concerts and formal pictures is:
Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Handbell campers: Black pants (no jeans) or long skirt, plain white dress shirt, and black shoes. No flip-flops.
Dancers, Drama, and Musical Theatre Campers: Click Here for Dancers, Click Here for Drama Campers, and Click Here for Musical Theatre Campers.
All other programs require a semi-dressy outfit for the final performance.
Things to Leave at Home
- Cell Phones
- Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco & E-cigarettes
- Products containing nuts or processed in a facility with any type of nut (Peanut, Almond, etc.)
- Perfumes, colognes, strong smelling lotions
- Skate Boards
- Roller Blades
- 2-Way Radios
- Boom Boxes
- Laptops (unless needed for your program)
Approximate Daily Schedule
7:00 am: Wake-Up
7:00-7:30am: Dorm Clean-up
10:40-10:55: Mid-Morning Break
3:00-4:00pm: Class or Recreation
4:00-5:00pm: Recreation/Free Time
6:00-7:00pm: Class/Free Time (Group 1)
7:00-8:00pm: Class/Free Time (Group 2)
8:00-10:00pm: Evening Recreation
10:00pm: Call to Quarters
10:30pm: Lights Out