NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation,
Midwest Uke & Harmonica Camp 2020 has been cancelled.
Please read the message from Ben & Stan here.
Lodging is on-site in Shipherd Hall, an air-conditioned student dormitory. There are single and double occupancy options. In Shipherd, bathrooms are shared between 2 rooms. Two rooms constitute a suite. The halls and common areas have recently been renovated with new carpet and paint in the hallways and new carpet, furniture, and televisions in the common areas.
Dormitory Rooms: Shipherd Hall is the only air-conditioned dorm at Olivet; Blair and Dole Halls are older facilities that are otherwise comfortable but do not have a/c. On your registration form, you can indicate your preference for a dormitory space with or without a/c. Should air-conditioned Shipherd Hall fill up (as could happen), students who express a preference for a/c spaces will be offered single and double occupancy options at Dole Hall or Blair Hall. (Even in a room with a/c, we recommend you bring a small fan for air circulation.) Please also be aware that Blair and Dole Halls both feature same sex community bathrooms on each floor. (There are about 147 rooms in Shipherd, and we have not maxed out that facility in the past, but with the popularity of this camp growing, you should make sure to register as early as possible to ensure you get a room there if you desire air-conditioning.) Most other facilities used for the camp (classrooms, auditorium and dining hall) are air conditioned.
NOTE: SLEEPING FACILITIES AT OLIVET ARE COLLEGE DORM ROOMS. They are relatively comfortable and offer easy access to all of our activities (and have newly renovated bathrooms), but they can fall short of motel/hotel level standards. If you are particular about your accommodations, we recommend staying off-site.
If you require motel/hotel-level accommodations, then we strongly urge you to register for MUC as a commuter (or a commuter with meals) and arrange to stay at any of several local hotels. (Nearby hotels and RV parks)
Here’s a map of Olivet College. Our primary locations are #10, 11, 14, and 25.
Extra Nights Lodging
If it best suits your travel plans, you may also reserve a bed on the nights directly preceding or following Camp Thursday, June 20 and Sunday, June 23). You can reserve the extra nights on the registration form. The cost is $45 per night, per person. The Olivet cafeteria will only be open from Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch, so if you stay on campus on either Thursday or Sunday evening you will need to find other sources for meals. Olivet is a small town, but has a few restaurants and sandwich/pizza shops, a café, and a sports bar. Alternatively, there are plenty of dining options in nearby Charlotte and Marshall.
“Single Occupancy” means you will have a room to yourself (bathrooms are shared between 2 rooms in the air-conditioned dorm; community bathrooms in the other dorms). Unless otherwise specified on your registration form, if you select “Double Occupancy,” we will pair you up with another student of the same sex and approximately the same age group, unless we get a request from you for a specific roommate (and a corresponding request from the other person).
Linens & Bedding
Students staying in the dormitories must either supply their own linens and bedding, or rent a set from Olivet College (the charge is $12 per set). To order a set of linens in advance, simply check the appropriate box in the housing section of the registration form.NOTE: IF YOU CAN, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR BRING YOU OWN PILLOW, BLANKET, TOWELS, WASHCLOTH, AND PERSONAL ITEMS as you will be more comfortable with them than the college-supplied bedding. The mattress size is 38” x 80”, extra-long twin sheets. Even if renting linens, you may want to bring your own pillow and pillowcase for a little at-home comfort.
The linen sets rented from Olivet come with the following items:
Pillow and blanket
2 sheets & 1 pillow case
2 bath towels & washcloth
Packet containing shampoo, cream rinse, body wash & drinking cup
Meals are buffet-style in the air-conditioned Lester K. Kirk Cafeteria (about a block across the campus Square from the Mott Academic Center), which offers omnivore and vegetarian options. Meals are included in All-Inclusive, Commuter, and Non-Playing Companion tuition plans.
Other Special Diets: Vegans and those with food allergies or special diets can usually be accommodated by the Olivet kitchen. Be sure to mention your dietary needs on the registration form. Then, either upon arrival or at the start of your first meal at MBC, also talk to the supervisor at Kirk Cafeteria.