Seven Stages of Denying Your Need for Summer Music Camp

Seven Stages of Denying Your Need for Summer Music Camp

Music is full of competing thoughts and theories. Some prefer a more traditional sound while others want to employ every little gizmo they can get their hands on. Most people can’t even agree on who are the best guitarists, drummers, or singers. We all have different criteria for what it means to be a true musician and the steps needed to master that feat. What if we told you that a summer music camp could really help continue your musical journey? Some of you would think “A summer music camp is exactly what I need!” but still others would respond with indifference or negativity. That’s why we want to work through any fears or misgivings you have about what a summer music camp is.

Christian Summer Camps vs. Other Summer Activities

Christian Summer Camps vs. Other Summer Activities

Sunshine. Beaches. Sleeping in. What’s not to like about summer? For some kids being out of school might be all the incentive needed to get excited, but parents know it’s good to have some sort of plan when it comes to the summer season. Are we going to the beach in July or am I sending the kids to church camp? Should I think about enrolling them in a day camp at the local YMCA? Although the summer will eventually feel like it flew by, planning a summer’s worth of activities is daunting at the start. One of the best ideas parents can consider is sending their kids to Christian summer camps.

Summer Camps: How Much Should I Be Willing to Pay?

Summer Camps: How Much Should I Be Willing to Pay?

No matter what kind of product you’re shopping for, you want to make sure that you’re getting a good deal. There’s nothing wrong with liking a bargain. Even if you have the means to cover just about any cost, you want to make sure you aren’t wasting money. It’s true for everything from buying groceries to purchasing a new car. Why would shopping for summer camps be any different? If you have multiple children looking for summer camps or you’re sending your only child off for the first time, you may have some questions about how much you should be willing to pay. Let’s break it down by different kinds of camps and see what is appropriate.

7 Ways to Know You Are Ready for Camp Electric

7 Ways to Know You Are Ready for Camp Electric

When progressing as a musician, you will hit certain levels of success where you will be overjoyed and think “That’s so cool!” Examples of these levels would be perfectly playing your first cover, playing in front of an audience for the first time, or maybe simply mastering the basic chords. Learning and unlocking your talent is a lot of fun and the thrill we get from each victory is quite the adrenaline rush. One mile marker on your musical journey which you may or may not have thought of is your first retreat or camp that focused on music. Camp Electric is one such camp. Our aim is to teach kids how they can become better musicians and use their talents in whatever capacity God is calling them. So how do you know if you are ready for Camp Electric?

How Can I Get Better as a Christian Musician?

How Can I Get Better as a Christian Musician?

For the teenager who is trying to advance from beginner to intermediate or the first-timer who wants to give it a go, it can be tough to learn how to play an instrument. You might even want to make a career out of playing music. So how can a Christian musician improve his or her playing to a point where they can take the show on the road? No matter what kind of career or hobby you want to make of your music, here are some of our tips on how to become a better Christian musician.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Picking a Summer Camp

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Picking a Summer Camp

“I’m bored.” These dreaded words are the first indication of a summer that was poorly planned. Although your child can do many exciting activities during the summer, one of the most popular options over the years is to attend a summer camp. In order to save you from restless nights and an angry middle-schooler, we want to warn you about a few mistakes that are common when picking out a summer camp for your kids. Whether you’ve sent your children to camp before or not, the process of making summer plans can be nauseating. Let us help you cut back on those headaches.

Best Kids Summer Camps for Musicians

Best Kids Summer Camps for Musicians

It may be cold right now, but summer will be here before you know it. One of the biggest questions for parents during the warmer months is “What are my kids going to do this summer?” There are plenty of reasons why summer camp is great for kids, but if your child is a musician, there’s likely a certain kind of camp where you want to send him or her. If we want to find the best kids summer camps for musicians, we’ll first have to decide what kind of musician your student is. Just like there are sports camps and Christian camps of all kinds, there are also different music camps and programs.

Free Resources to Help You Find the Best Summer Camp for Your Kids

Free Resources to Help You Find the Best Summer Camp for Your Kids

Have you ever wondered if your child is getting the best summer camp experience? If you’re looking for an ordinary, run-of-the-mill, rustic cabins by a lake summer camp, there are so many from which you can choose. How will you know the mediocre from the magnificent? It turns out that you have some free resources that can guide your decision. Don’t worry about breaking tradition or shopping around: we’re living in an exciting time with new technology and opportunities everywhere. Let’s use the information before us to find the best summer camp for your kids. Chances are you’re already using a couple of these resources, so why not see what else is at your disposal?

Camp Electric and Kanakuk: A Summer Camp Comparison

Camp Electric and Kanakuk: A Summer Camp Comparison

Finding the right summer camp for your child can be difficult. Do you simply sign him or her up for whatever your church or local YMCA is doing? Or do you send them to one of the many prestigious private summer camps out there? We all have different preferences that help us to pick the best camp for your child, whether it’s location, cost, or settling for whichever camp his friends are attending. If you’re having trouble picking the right camp experience for your family, we wanted to help the decision process by highlighting two different styles of camp and seeing which way you lean.

Summer Music Camps for Kids: Best and the Brightest

Summer Music Camps for Kids: Best and the Brightest

Summer is a great time for kids to get out and explore. When school is not in session, we want our children to learn and play in new ways and through different experiences. That’s one of the many reasons why kids need summer camps. For some families that means a traditional summer camp where kids will learn to ride horseback or paddle a kayak. Those are great, but there are all kinds of students who would rather work on their skills as a musician instead. The fine arts (music, dance, art, film, etc.) cover a wide range of passions and different ways to express oneself. That means there is an insane amount of camps that specialize in this area.

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