The stories were funny or just crazy fun, which made us wish we got to go to camp too! This was his first time away from home, yet we could see when we dropped him off that he was in great hands. The facilities and staff were more than ready to handle
anything. Silver Lake Band Camp will be in our plans for years to come.”

Sunday Check In

Plan to arrive at camp between 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Sunday. Registration officially opens at 1:00 pm and will take place in the Dining Hall (the largest building in camp). At check-in each camper will be given their cabin assignment and their audition time. At this time each camper and parent must check-in with the camp nurse. Counselors will be available to guide campers to their assigned cabins.

Please note: Parking is very limited at Camp Concord. We will fill the parking spots on a first come, first served basis. When the parking lot is full we will direct cars to our overflow parking at Snow Park. Shuttles will run from Snow Park to camp. Staff are available to assist and guide you in all parking matters. Unfortunately we do not allow vehicles into camp so luggage will have to be carried to each campers assigned cabin.


Auditions for chair and part placement will take place on Sunday between 2:00 and 5:00 pm. Each camper will be assigned a specific time and place for his/her audition at the time of check in.

  • Junior Band Campers will get a section of music to practice prior to their audition and should be prepared to play both 2 octaves of the chromatic scale and basic scales (up to 3 sharps and 3 flats).
  • Senior Band Campers will sight-read a portion of music selected by the auditioner. They should also be prepared to play both 2 octaves of the chromatic scale and basic scales (up to 3 sharps and 3 flats).

The weather in Tahoe can be unpredictable. Temperatures can range from the low 70’s to the high 80’s during the day but campers should be prepared for cool nights and occasional thunderstorms. Check out our packing list for a general idea of what to pack.


  • Cell phones
    • Cell phones are not allowed at camp. We want campers to get the full experience of being at camp and encourage disconnecting from technology. Additionally, there is little to no service camp and there is no electricity in the majority of the cabins. If campers bring cell phones, they will likely use them and we will likely find them. Cell phones will be confiscated.
    • Camp provides a phone that campers have access to make free phone calls home during meal time, rec time and late night.
  • Portable DVD players
  • Portable televisions
  • Laptop computers/tablets
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Food and snacks
    • Please do not pack any food. Due to critters and bears, food is not allowed in the cabins. If you have a special dietary needs please contact us and we will make accommodations. Any food found in cabins will be confiscated and will not be returned.
  • Pocket knives or utility knives

As a general rule, anything valuable that a camper would be upset if lost, broken, ruined or stolen should not be brought to camp. SLBC does not assume responsibility for any lost, broken or stolen items.

Camp Rules

Camp rules have been created so that campers can have a fun and safe experience at camp. Please go over these rules with your camper.

  • All campers are considered the guests of the City of Concord. It is expected that they will conduct themselves as to reflect consideration of others.
  • The use of private cars by campers is prohibited during their stay.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco or firearms are expressly prohibited.
  • Campers are responsible for the security of his/her instrument and for any other belongings he/she values.
  • Cell phones, laptops, and all electronic equipment including TV’s and stereo equipment are prohibited.
  • Avoid using slick-surfaced sleeping bags. It is recommended that bed rails be checked out from the camp office for those campers using top bunks.
  • Campers will be held responsible for the breakage or damage to camp property.
  • Staff and directors will not be held responsible for theft, loss, or breakage of personal effects, money or valuables.
  • Attendance at all-camp activities is required. Campers are expected to be on time for all rehearsals. Attendance is required unless excused by the director conducting the rehearsal.
  • Campers are not to leave the immediate camp area unless on a supervised, official camp activity accompanied by a counselor or staff member.
  • All cabins are off limits except your own. The girl cabins are off limits to the boys. The boy cabins are off limits to the girls. This rule applies at all times.
  • No food or drinks in cabins. Bears and rodents are attracted by food.
  • Campers are required to remain in their cabins after lights out.
  • Campers are required to keep their cabins neat and clean. Daily inspections will be made.
  • Please be respectful of camp and camp facilities. Do not litter the camp grounds. Help conserve by turning off lights and water when not in use.
  • All medications, in their original containers, are to be checked in with the nurse at registration. Dosages will be dispensed at the nurse’s cabin.
  • All federal, state and county laws will be enforced


Lower Camp cabins hold up to 12 people in 6 bunks, however, they do not have electricity so bring a flashlight. One counselor is assigned to each of the cabins and bunks with the campers. The Lower Camp has its own central bathhouse with electricity and hot showers.

Upper Camp cabins hold between 6-8 people (usually 2-3 bunk beds and a double bed). Many Upper Camp cabins will have a counselor but some will not due to space and availability. Upper Camp has its own central bathhouse with electricity and hot showers.

Communicating With Your Camper

Snail Mail

[Your Camper’s Name]
Mt. Tallac Trailhead Road
P.O. Box 8406
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

Remember to send mail in advance to make sure you camper receives it. Mail can take up to a week to arrive.


You can email your child by sending an email during camp to:

Please put your child’s name in the subject line of the email. Email messages will be delivered to the campers, however, they cannot reply. Please do not send attachments!

Camp Cell Phone

Campers will be able to make outgoing calls on a camp cell phone during free time (rec time, evening time and late night). There is no charge to use this phone. Personal cell phones are not permitted at camp.

Emergency Contact

(530) 541-1203

Campers can be reached by calling the emergency phone number above. A message will be given to him/her to return your phone call.

Saturday Concert

The week concludes on Saturday with a concert beginning at 9:45 am. This is an opportunity to see the hard work that campers have put in to rehearsing music all week. The concert includes performances by the Junior Jazz Band, the Senior Jazz Band, the Junior Concert Band and the Senior Concert Band. The concert will wrap up around noon. All campers and their families should plan on staying through the end of the concert. Due to limited seating, we recommend bringing lawn chairs.

DateSaturday, July 29, 2017
Time9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Location1000 Mt. Tallac Trailhead Road, South Lake Tahoe (same as Sunday check-in)

Location and Directions

Silver Lake Band Camp is located between Fallen Leaf Lake and South Lake Tahoe at Camp Concord.

Take I-5 north towards Sacramento
Follow Highway 50 east toward South Lake Tahoe
Take I-80 east
Continue on Highway 50 east toward South Lake Tahoe
At the junction of Emerald Bay Road and South Lake Tahoe Blvd. (better known as The Y)…
Continue straight ahead and you will be on Highway 89 also known as Emerald Bay Road
Stay on HW 89 past Camp Richardson and continue over the Taylor Creek Bridge
After crossing the bridge look for the Camp Concord and Mt. Tallac Trailhead/Baldwin Beach signs
Exactly 3.8 miles from the Y, turn left off the highway and follow the signs to Camp Concord