Camp Life:

Travel Services

Camp families are responsible for getting campers (and their instruments) to and from camp.  We know that there are so many things to think about when planning your trip to camp, so we try to make getting here easier by offering the following services:

 

Airport and Bus Station Shuttles

You can arrange for your camper to be met by a counselor at the Tallahassee Regional Airport, the Greyhound Bus Station, or the Red Coach Bus Stop.
 

Extra Nights of Housing

We offer extra nights of housing in the dorm to help make your arrival and departure more flexible.

 

DRIVING AND PARKING INFORMATION

University Lots are available for parking without a parking permit everyday AFTER 4:30pm and all day Saturday and Sunday, so most people do not need to worry about parking passes.  But for directions to campus and additional parking information, see below.

camps_southgate_housing.jpg TRAVEL LINKS:
Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH)
Greyhound at 112 W Tennessee St
Red Coach Bus W Tennessee St & Woodward

Shuttle Service Details

The cost of shuttle service is:

  • $35.00 round trip for pickup/drop-off that takes place between 8:00am-10:00pm
    OR
  • $50.00 round trip for pickup/drop-off that takes place between 10:00pm-8:00am
  • There is no discounted price for one way, though you can request transport in only one direction.

For Pick-Ups: Campers will be met by a uniformed member of our staff. They will assist in baggage claim and then bring the camper directly to check-in or to the dorm depending on arrival time. This service is intended for campers traveling by themselves to and from camp. Though we can make arrangements to take parents in the shuttle as well, you may find it more economical to take a taxi. Remember to keep our housing policy in mind when making your travel arrangements. An extra night in the dorm is required if you are arriving the day before check-in, anytime between midnight and 8am on the day of check-in OR departing the day after check-out. The Extra Night of Housing Request Form can be found here.

For Drop-Offs: While at camp, campers will work with their counselor to be packed and ready to go at the appropriate time for their return trip. We suggest that airline travel be scheduled no earlier than two hours after the end of the final concert.

How To Arrange For Shuttle Service

The deadline to schedule shuttle service is two weeks prior to the start of your camp.

Checks in the amount of $35.00 (for pickup/drop-off that take place between 8am-10:00am) or $50.00 (for pick-up/drop-off between the hours of 10:00pm-8am) should be made payable to Florida State University.

Please fill out the Shuttle Service Request Form, print it and then mail it back with payment to:
FSU Summer Music Camps, PO Box 3061180, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180

Please allow us three weeks to process your request and send you the Travel Voucher. If you have sent in a Shuttle Service Request Form and have not received your Travel Voucher within three weeks, or if it is less then one week prior to the start of the camp, please contact our office.

Once we have received your shuttle request and payment you will receive a Travel Voucher from us in the mail. This Travel Voucher will serve as a receipt of payment, verification that we have the correct travel information for your child prior to their arrival, and must be presented to the shuttle driver.

Extra Housing Details

The cost for an extra night of housing is $50.00/night. This includes the additional night, counselor supervision, and all extra meals.

Extra nights are limited to one night before and/or one night after camp starts and ends.

Extra nights are NOT available:

  • before June 09. Campers at Choral Ensemble Camp, Piano Camp, and the Piano Institute can not book an extra night before the start of camp. The earliest these campers can arrive is check-in on June 9.
  • after July 13. Campers at Middle School Band Camp can not book an extra night at the end of camp. All campers must depart after the performance on July 13.

An extra night in the dorm is required:

  • if you are arriving the day before camp check-in
  • if you are arriving between midnight and 8am on the day of camp check-in
  • if you are departing the day after check-out.
  • if you are attending multiple camps and will not be checked-out by your parents for the night in between the two camps.

How To Arrange For Extra Nights

To secure your extra night, fill out the Extra Housing Request Form and return it to us along with a check made payable to Florida State University. The deadline to request extra housing is two weeks prior to the start of your camp.

Driving Details

Download Our Camp Map

Directions To Campus


From I-10 coming from East:

  • Exit 203 and head south on Thomasville Rd./ Hwy 319
  • Continue south merging onto North Monroe St./ Hwy 27
  • Turn right (going west) on Tennessee St./ Hwy 90
  • Turn Left (south) onto Copeland St.
  • Housewright and Kuersteiner Music Buildings are located on right after Call St. (traffic light) intersectio

From I-10 coming from East:

  • Exit 203 and head south on Thomasville Rd./ Hwy 319
  • Continue south merging onto North Monroe St./ Hwy 27
  • Turn right (going west) on Tennessee St./ Hwy 90
  • Turn Left (south) onto Copeland St.
  • Housewright and Kuersteiner Music Buildings are located on right after Call St. (traffic light) intersection

From Tallahassee Airport:

  • Turn left upon exiting Airport (Capital Circle)/ Hwy 263
  • Turn right (going east) on Tennessee St./ Hwy 90
  • Turn right on Copeland St. (going south)
  • Housewright and Kuersteiner Music Buildings are located on right after Call St. (traffic light) intersection

Parking On Campus

University Lots are available for parking without a parking permit everyday AFTER 5:00pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Please consult the campus map provided in your packet to locate the lots nearest to the music buildings.

DAY-CAMPER PARKING

Day-campers driving themselves to camp each day should purchase a parking permit from FSU. Visitor parking permits are available for purchase online at the Transportation Services Office located at the Campus Bookstore on Woodward Street. Visitor permits allow you to park in any ungated Faculty/Staff or Student space (there is one right across from the music buildings). Call 850-644-5278 or visit their website for more information.

OVERNIGHT-CAMPER PARKING

Overnight campers who drive themselves to camp do NOT need to purchase a parking permit. Students will receive a free parking permit for the Southgate Parking Garage where they may leave their car for the duration of camp. Students are not allowed to drive during camp and will need to turn in their keys to the dorm staff upon arrival.

PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY CENTER LOT

This lot, located directly across from the College of Music on Copeland Street, is privately owned and requires a parking permit at all times. They actively tow. DO NOT PARK HERE unless you receive a specific permit from us to park there.

 

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