Moores School of Music: 3333 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204
From Interstate 45: Exit Cullen Blvd. Follow signs to University of Houston. Moores School of Music is located at Entrance 16, one block past Elgin Street on the left. Parking is located directly across from the Moores School of Music.
Cougar Village 1 Dormitory: 4285 Wheeler Ave., Houston, TX 77204
From Interstate 45: Exit Cullen Blvd. Follow signs to University of Houston. Turn left onto Wheeler Avenue, and Cougar Village is located approximately two blocks down on the left.
Parking: Family members may park for free in the lots directly opposite the Moores School of Music for registration and the Saturday concert/lunch. DO NOT PARK IN METERED OR RESERVED SPACES, OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED. Campers who drive themselves may park in those same lots.
FIRST DAY OF CAMP
RESIDENTIAL CAMPER CHECK-IN
Eat breakfast before arriving on-campus. Parents/guardians and campers should check-in at Cougar Village 1 (directions above) between 8:00–9:15am. Each camper will be given a room key. The parent/guardian is asked to walk through the dorm registration with the camper, see his/her room and drop off luggage. Once the camper is settled in his/her room, parents are encouraged to depart campus. Residential campers have a meeting with their counselors at 9:30am. Camp administrative staff and/or counselors will be on hand at Cougar Village to answer any questions and to provide directions.
DAY CAMPER CHECK-IN
Eat breakfast before arriving. Day campers will register in the Moores School of Music between 10:00–11:00am. Parents/guardians may pick their children up at 8:00pm that evening from outside the Moores School of Music. All other days, day campers should be picked up at 5:00pm.
Campers who require daily medications should turn in all medications in their original bottles in a plastic bag with dosing instructions during Wednesday morning check-in. Counselors will discharge medications at all meals or at predetermined intervals. It is the camper’s responsibility to take his/her medications.
Please refer to the Camp Handbook for a complete packing list. Residential campers will walk across campus to and from the dorms, so ponchos or umbrellas are highly recommended.
LAST DAY OF CAMP
Counselors will inspect every room before residential campers are allowed to check-out of the dormitory. Campers will carry their luggage to the Moores School of Music, an approximate six-block walk.
Luggage will be stored in a locked room until after the final concert. Counselors will then open and monitor the luggage holding room until after the BBQ lunch. Parents/guardians/students may retrieve their luggage anytime between the end of the final concert and the end of the BBQ lunch. Any unclaimed items will be held for two weeks before being donated to Goodwill Industries.
FINAL CONCERT & BBQ LUNCH
Residential and commuter campers will perform a final concert that culminates the week’s learning in the world-class Moores Opera Center (located in the Moores School of Music) at 12:00pm. Admission is free, and parents/guardians and family members are heartily encouraged to attend.
A catered BBQ lunch will be provided for all campers following the concert. Family members may purchase additional BBQ tickets ahead of time ($15/person) or at the door ($20/person).
Day Campers: Day campers will be provided lunch each day and Wednesday night dinner. Breakfast will not be served.
Residential Campers: The Cougar Pause, CCC’s convenience store, will be open during common dormitory time. This will include food and drinks. Please note that campers may not access their rooms during the lunch break except for an emergency, and then only with a counselor. We make every effort to offer appropriate meals to those with dietary restrictions, but just in case, we recommend packing extra snacks.
CONTACTING YOUR CHILD
Campers may carry cell phones with them, but they must be silenced during rehearsals, and students may not have them out for any reason during instructional periods. Parents may also leave messages for students through the camp office.
In rare instances where parents/guardians must pick up their child in an emergency situation, the guardian must first contact the camp office to make them aware of the situation. Campers must check out with their counselor and with the camp office before leaving the premises, and the parent/guardian must be seen before the child will be released. These procedures help maintain every child’s safety, and exceptions will not be made.
LOSS OF ITEMS & THEFT
Campers should keep their rooms locked and never leave items of value unattended. Cougar Choir Camp cannot be responsible for campers' personal money or other assets. Items left behind at the end of camp will be held for two weeks. Campers should contact Cougar Village directly for any items left in the dormitory.