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. Shipherd, the primary dormitory we use, is air-conditioned, and that bathrooms are shared between two rooms. In the case that we fill all the rooms in Shipherd, the overflow dorms have no a/c and bathrooms are down the hall.
Rental cars are available at the Lansing Capital City Airport. As of November you could rent cars beginning at about $30 per day.
There are several Taxi companies that service the Lansing airport. It’s about a 30 mile ride one-way, and the last time we checked they gave us rough prices between $70 and $95 each way. We also checked Uber/Lyft prices in Sept. 2019; their one way estimates were in the $50 range. 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.