Our annual weekend retreat at Charis Camp (51935 Hack Brown Road, Chilliwack) for members of the Symphonic Strings and Senior Orchestra will be on Nov 2 & 3, 2019.

The camp provides an opportunity for the students to socialize, participate in fun games, and rehearse with guest instructors. The intense musical environment over the weekend at Charis greatly enhances both orchestras’ playing abilities; the chance to get to know fellow musicians socially has proved to be as important as the musical experience itself.

Charis Camp is included in the registration fee so there is no extra cost for your child to attend. Accommodations, meals, snacks, and transportation are all included.

For students who have already confirmed with us, please review the following information you would need to know before the camp:

Packing List: 
-Folding music stand with your name on it. We will NOT be supplying music stands for everyone this year. 
-Music folder and Instrument
-Sleeping bag and pillow
-Change of clothing for 2 days
-Towel, face cloth, soap, toothbrush, any other toiletries that you need
-Indoor shoes-out door shoes must be taken off at the lodge door-please bring indoor shoes/slippers
-Games, reading material, homework, etc. 
-SYO T-shirt  (Silver) 
-Bring an item of clothing to wear in your team colour for the Charis Camp Games (Check Your Team Colour) 
-DO NOT BRING VALUABLES! Surrey Symphony Society will not be held responsible for lost/stolen items. 

Getting to Charis by bus on Saturday, Nov 2
7:15 am  Student arrival time at **SURREY CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS 8888 162 St Surrey*

Going home by bus on Sunday, Nov 3
The bus will be leaving Charis Camp on Sunday, November 3 at approximately 3:00 pm. 
Please make sure that someone is at Surrey Christian School Secondary Campus (15353 92 Ave, Surrey) by 4 pm at the latest that day to pick you up. It is important that you be picked up on time.