Midwest Uke & Harmonica Camp is held on the Olivet College Campus in Olivet, Michigan. Olivet is about 30 miles southwest of Lansing and 12 miles north of Marshall off I-69. The nearest airport is Capital City Airport (LAN) in Lansing (30 minutes). Also Grand Rapids (GRR) airport is about 1-1/4 hours away; Detroit Metro (DTW) and Flint (FNT) airports are each about 1-1/ 2 hours away. Use this address to plug into your GPS or mapping program: 320 S. Main St, Olivet, MI 49076
Here is a map of Olivet College (our primary locations are #10, 11, 14, 25).
Classes are held in the air-conditioned C.S. Mott Academic Center, right across the street from Shipherd Hall – our primary dormitory.
Parking is plentiful on the Olivet campus, with parking lots behind Shipherd Hall, the C.S. Mott Academic Center, Kirk Cafeteria, and more. See the grey areas on the map.
Late June weather in Olivet can range from the mid-70s to the low 90s and can be humid. Although all the main buildings we will occupy at Olivet are air-conditioned, students will need to walk outdoors between buildings several times a day. To ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible when you do venture outside, we highly recommend that before you pack your bags you check the weather report (for example: The Weather Channel Olivet 10 Day Forecast), and select clothes that are appropriate for the projected conditions. Even if it’s going to be hot, we recommend that you bring a light sweater or sweat shirt to wear indoors in case they crank up the a/c too high.
Airport Shuttles. A Shuttle run by Olivet College/MUC that runs from Lansing’s Capital City Airport to the Olivet Campus and back is available on Friday beginning around 10:00 AM, and Sunday from around noon to 3:30 PM, as Camp is coming to a close. Check one or both of the “need shuttle” boxes on the registration form, and you will be charged a $25 fee for each direction ($50 round-trip).
Rental cars are available at the Lansing Capital City Airport. As of October 2018 you could rent cars via kayak.com beginning at about $30 per day. Your results may vary. We recommend reserving a car early to lock in the good rates.
Taxis/Uber. There are several taxi companies that service the airport. It’s about a 30 mile ride one-way, and the last time we checked they gave us rough prices between $45 and $60 each way. We also checked Uber prices; their one way estimates were $45 (UberX) and $60 (UberXL) each way. So, we strongly recommend using our shuttle or renting a car. FYI, if you do wish to take a cab, direct line phones to some taxi companies are right near the exit in the baggage claim area.