28th Residential Summer String Camp, 14th to 20th January 2018, www.lyco.org.au/rssc

RSSC 2018 Begins

The 28th Residential Summer String Camp runs from the 14th of January 2018 (Sunday) to the 20th of January 2018 (Saturday). The information that follows applies between those two dates.


Only the contacts below will be active while the camp is running. Please e-mail or SMS except in emergencies.

e-mail camp@lyco.org.au
Mobile 0415 084 644

Arrival (14th January 2018)

Campers must not arrive at Camp Clayton before 3:30pm as there may be other groups on the site and we have been asked to keep to our booked times.

Registration is from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the Dining Hall. Please go there to collect your nametag and and room number before going anywhere else on the site. Dinner begins at 5:30pm. Announcements will be made in the Dining Room at 6:15pm.

Visits During the Camp

Parents and family are welcome to visit the camp during the week, but you need to contact the RSSC first as Camp Clayton management have strict policies about visitors. Unregistered visitors may only be on the site:

  • During registration (14th January 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm).
  • For the concert (20th January 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm).

We are at the capacity of the Dining Hall, so cannot offer any meals that have not previously been booked.

Concert (20th January 2018)

This concert is held in the Stadium (the largest building on the Camp Clayton site, easily visible from the car park). Audience members may enter from 1:00pm. The concert begins at 1:30pm and runs until 3:00pm. All campers must leave Camp Clayton by 4:00pm.

Please do not go anywhere else on the site looking for your children. They will find you at the Stadium, and will show you where to collect their bags after the concert.

Check the lost property box before you leave.

Residential Summer String Camp Timetable

RSSC 2018 Timetable

The timetable for the 28th Residential Summer String Camp has some changes from previous years. We believe these will improve the camp. We also apologise for announcing these changes so close to the date that the camp begins.

All lunches and dinners are starting 30 minutes earlier. This includes lunch on the final day of the camp. The concert after lunch will also begin 30 minutes earlier:

The concert on the 20th of January 2018 will begin at 1:30pm.

Concert guests may begin arriving on-site and entering the Stadium from 1:00pm.

The concert will end at approximately 3:00pm.

These and other changes are described in the revised Information Sheets.

Download RSSC 2018 Information Sheets (PDF)

We strongly recommend reading them this week. This is also a good time to make sure that you have all the items listed under “What to Bring” on page 2.

Other changes introduced in these Information Sheets:

  • The contact telephone number to use for urgent calls or SMS has changed.
  • Announcements at the start of the camp on the 14th of January 2018 will be made in the Dining Room at 6:15pm.
  • RSSC administrative staff will usually be found in the Dining Room, not the Office.
  • Outside of rehearsal times, adults may leave the site as usual. However, you must sign in and out with the administrative staff in the Dining Room so we know who is on-site.
  • If you were wondering what you will do instead of chamber music, that is also covered.

RSSC 2018 Changes to Chamber Music

There has been a change in the schedule regarding chamber music for this coming 2018 Residential Summer String Camp.

The chamber music programme will still happen as in previous years, but where recently there has been a public concert on the Friday evening, for the 2018 camp this will not happen. Instead there will be many other opportunities to perform chamber music throughout the week.

RSSC 2018 Applications Open

For Strings

Applications have opened for the 28th Annual Residential Summer String Camp. To attend, go to the Apply page.

The camp will run from 14th January 2018 (Sunday) to 20th January 2018 (Saturday). The full single fee is $880 for adults, $860 for children.

For Symphonies

Applications have also opened for the 2017 LYCO Winter Orchestra Workshop. Willem van der Vis returns to conduct this camp for all symphony orchestra musicians – brass, woodwind, strings and percussion. The main work of the 2017 workshop will be Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major (“Eroica”). These should be suitable for all Freycinet and some Lemonthyme musicians. If you are uncertain whether the music will suit you, ask Margaret.

Administration Changes

After many years as LYCO treasurer and camps administrator, Virginia de Groot is retiring from the LYCO Committee.

The LYCO and RSSC boards wish to thank Virginia for her huge contribution over the years. With Virginia’s retirement from these positions there will be changes to the registration process. We hope to make the transition as simple as possible.

Membership and camp enquiries should now be sent to apply@lyco.org.au.



Musical director