For Songs of Hope '24, the fee for new, first-time participants is $3,950 total.
This is approximately $600 per week for housing, meals, and all activities!
The total Fee for new participants includes the camp registration, airport pick-up and drop-off, room and board, all artistic aspects of the program, staff supervision, craft materials, bed linens, regularly scheduled computer and internet access, use of laundry machines, program trips, museum visits, and other admissions to scheduled activities. The Fee also includes transportation to and from SoH-sponsored activities, activity materials and equipment, and three Songs of Hope T-shirts.
There is an automatic 15% fee discount for any additional participants from your family if you have a brother or sister who is a Songs of Hope™ participant. The discount applies to second, third, and any other additional siblings attending in the same year from the same family.
Please, note: the Fee does not include medical and dental insurance, spending money, personal clothing and other personal items, cultural clothing for performance, and the small amount of required performance clothing, as well as transportation to and from Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA to attend Songs of Hope™. All participants should arrange flights to arrive anytime on our scheduled arrival day (Sunday, June 16, for SoH '24). Your return flight should be arranged to depart on July 31. Local airport transportation, meals, and lodging for the arrival and departure days are included in your Fee. We suggest that children under the age of 18 traveling internationally carry a notarized letter of permission from your parents. This is not required but it is helpful. If you are traveling on an airline's Unaccompanied Minor program, be sure you contact the airline about its rules and you should contact us about arranging for your airport pick-up on arrival and your drop-off upon departure.
Because Songs of Hope™ creates a single concert tour performed by all participants, it is not possible to attend substantially less than the entire session. However, we understand that some participants may need to arrive late, don't let that stop you from applying!
Participants should inquire about financial aid, if needed. Financial aid is based entirely on need and requires an application. Assistance is limited so you should apply early. Financial aid decisions for international participants may consider costs of travel and other factors that may result in additional Fee reductions. Send us an email immediately if you would like a financial aid application.
Our commitment is to make Songs of Hope™ available to worthy children around the world despite of economic circumstances. Therefore, we offer scholarships based on need, and every year we will continue to award scholarships until the financial aid money runs out. But the money always does run out, so be sure to apply early!