Q:What time is on-site lodging check-in on Wednesday, Sept 20?
A: Check in for lodging begins at 1:00 at the Clarion Inn, 170 Jonesboro, Abingdon, VA 24210
Q:What time is lodging check out on Sunday, Sept 24th
A: Check out time will be by 12:30 pm, Sunday, Sept 24th. Camp ends by 12 noon, Sept 24th.
Q:What time—and WHERE—do I check in for MMC on Wednesday, Sept 20th?
A: Check-in for the Monroe Mandolin Camp (for class schedules, meal tickets, camp manual, t-shirts, etc.) starts at 2:00 pm, on the 2nd Floor Lobby of the SWVA Higher Education Center. We’ll have signage directing you all the way! Coffee and snacks will be available for early arrivals, and jamming will start as soon as you like after you arrive.
A: Our 10th Annual Opening Night Party starts at 6:00 pm, Wed Sept 20th. MMC once again offers a whole slow PIG ROAST, cooked to perfection by award-winning chef, Eric Turner. Our organized Opening Night JAMS follows directly after.
Q:Is there an Instructor Concert?
A: YES! We are proud to partner with The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN and have them live broadcast our Instructor Concert. All registered participants will be given an exclusive private tour of the museum Saturday afternoon, followed by a private catered PIZZA PARTY, before our Instructor Concert live broadcast over RADIO BRISTOL airways!
Full-time students, who submit with their registration, a copy of their current school class schedule or registration (by email or snail mail), automatically receive a $100 tuition discount ($450 student rate.) Student discounts cannot be combined with ANY other discount. Please note: You have the option of paying tuition in full OR a $150 non-refundable deposit at time of registration.
TWO Early Bird Discounts are offered this year: Super Early Bird (available through 2/28/23) with a $50 discount (use code “EB50”), and regular Early Bird Discount (available 3/1-3/31), with a $25 discount (use code “EB25”). Early Bird Discounts can not be applied if you are making a Deposit Only. Early Bird Discounts (Super and Regular) cannot be combined with Student registration.
Individual Day Attendees: For those interested in registering for a single day, we have options available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on our registration page.
Q:Is there a deadline for registration or housing?
A:None for registration. However, registration July 1 or later MUST be accompanied by full payment either via PayPal (credit card) or check (mail in.) If on-site housing is not available at the time of your registration, we will contact you and suggest off-site accommodations (with block rate) at that time.
Q:How can I sign up and pay for registration?
Q:How do I register and pay by check, to save the 3.5% credit card and processing fees?
A: Download and print the 2023 Registration Form, and mail it with your check to: Monroe Mandolin Camp, P.O. Box 2222, Mt. Juliet, TN 37121 USA.
Q:What is the non-refundable deposit policy?
A: A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at time of registration. This will secure your spot as a participant! The Super Early Bird Discount and the Early Bird Discount can only be applied to the registration Payment in Full options (NOT the Non-Refundable Deposit).
Q:Do I have to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask during class to attend?
A: As of 1/1/23, NO PROOF OF VACCINATION is required, but subject to change.MMC will follow all VA State, Local, and Host Venue procedures and policies regarding masks, social distancing, etc. At this time we do not know what those policies will be, but MMC will continue to monitor and update our COVID-19 Information and Policies page.
Q:What is your cancellation and refunds policy?
A: If you need to cancel, as long as we have written notice (email acceptable) before July 1st, you will receive the balance of your registration fee (MINUS the non-refundable deposit fee), as well as your lodging and any meal plan costs. If you cancel July 1st or later, tuition, lodging and meal plans are Non-Refundable.
Q:What if VA State, Local, and Host Venue Policies necessitate the cancellation of the in-person camp due to COVID-19?
A: If it is determined that it will not be safe to hold an in-person event in Abingdon, VA this upcoming September, and that Monroe Mandolin Camp has to cancel our in-person gathering due to Federal, VA State, Local, and Host Venue mandates, participants will be refunded their meal plans and housing fees. If the in-person camp IS cancelled for above reasons, the Monroe Mandolin Camp will convert to a VIRTUAL ON-LINE Camp and tuition will apply to that (as in 2020).
Q:For MINORS under 18 years of age, are there any requirements or additional paperwork needed?
A:YES!!! Please email Heidi to complete a Minor Release Form. A parent or legal guardian MUST be present during camp check in at the venue site (and show proof), and on-site for the duration of when minor involved in any camp activities. Parent/Legal Guardian paperwork will be emailed once minor is registered. Once parent/legal guardian returns notarized paperwork, minor will be fully registered. MMC, including staff, instructors, volunteers, or other participants are not responsible for minor during camp. Parents may NOT send minor with another adult without Legal Guardianship papers being completed appropriately. Parent is not a considered a participant and will register as a non-participant separately.
Q:When is the final payment/balance-due deadline?
A: Camp fee balance (tuition, lodging, and meals) is due before July 1st. Those with a balance due will be sent one courtesy reminder invoice via email or PayPal invoice by June 1.
Q:What if I register after July 1st?
A: For those who register after July 1st, payment in full is required.