5 Reasons to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

5 Reasons to Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

As soon as spring break ends, the first thought on your kid’s mind is “How long until summer?” The same can be said at the end of any extended school break. We all know good schooling is vital to the maturity and growth of any child, but there’s something exciting about having loads of free time dropped into your lap. For reference, think about how you feel at 5 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day. Summer offers many different options for your child to have fun, so what makes summer camp so great? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite things about summer camp. By the end you just might be sold on the idea.

How Do I Know Which Summer Camp is Right for My Child?

How Do I Know Which Summer Camp is Right for My Child?

Summer camp is a magical experience for kids of every age. Whether your childhood summers were dominated by the traditional camps of old or the annual church retreat, you probably remember making lasting friendships and spending your days enjoying nature. We’ve come a long way since the 70’s, 80’s, and even the early 00’s. Today there are all kinds of summer camps for you to consider sending your child. With so many options, how can you know which summer camp is right for your child? To gain a better understanding, here are a few questions you should ask yourself and perhaps discuss with your kid(s).

Who do you match up with the best?

  • February 3, 2017
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What to Bring to a Summer Music Camp: Making a List

What to Bring to a Summer Music Camp: Making a List

The things you should bring to a summer music camp really depend on what instrument you play and/or if it’s a camp that provides them for you. For example, a band camp would require you to bring your instrument, but a keyboard focused camp might have the keyboards provided. If you’re a vocalist, of course, you just need to bring yourself. Still there are some other related things that could help make your summer music camp a total success.

You’ve packed your clothes, bed fittings and toiletries, so what else needs to be in your bag if we’re going to be well prepared for summer music camp?

Camp Electric: What is the Cost for Kids to Attend?

Camp Electric: What is the Cost for Kids to Attend?

For kids who are looking to better their skills and possibly use those gifts as a ministry one day, Camp Electric is the best. It would be hard to find a camp that can even compare to the many opportunities at Camp Electric.

The experience of Camp Electric is one that will add to your young musician’s learning and promises to be a week they will never forget. We welcome all musicians, at any ability level, from ages 13-19. Camp Electric offers classes, materials, and lessons from successful professional musicians in the Christian music industry.  Plus, the nightly concerts at Camp Electric are unforgettable.

Valentine's Poll

  • January 31, 2017
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Valentine's Poll

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How Much Do Summer Camps Cost?

How Much Do Summer Camps Cost?

We ask ourselves each year, as parents, if we can afford to send our children to summer camps? Throughout the year, some of us already face the financial decisions to pay for extracurricular activities such as dance, football, cheerleading, gymnastics, marching band, soccer, etc. Summer camps are just another way to help enrich the lives and growth of your children. You will find that the costs can vary wildly depending on a number of factors such as the location of the camp, duration of the programs, activity types, and the child-to-instructor ratio.

Church Camp vs. Individual Camp: Finding the Best Fit

Church Camp vs. Individual Camp: Finding the Best Fit

When it comes time to decide on summer camp for your kids, you have some great options. Two of the big ones are church camp and individual camp.

Most churches have some type of getaway planned for the summer. Hopefully it's near a lake in the forest, replete with log cabins and fire pits. Just thinking about it makes you want to break out the marshmallows and an acoustic guitar.

Camp Jam Vs Camp Electric - A Comparison Of Summer Music Camps

Camp Jam Vs Camp Electric  - A Comparison Of Summer Music Camps

Not all summer music camps are the same. While there will be similarities, there are often many differences. So how do you find the one that best fits your needs? In the case of Camp Jam vs Camp Electric, we first want to look at the purpose of the camps. Is there common ground? What variations can we find?

The best summer camp for you and your family will be determined by your goals and preferences. There is no negative light here, only a look into the world of Camp Electric and Camp Jam.

Summer Music Camps: Will My Student Become A Better Musician For Attending?

Summer Music Camps: Will My Student Become A Better Musician For Attending?

No, your child will not be a better musician after attending one of the many summer music camps. However, your student would also not be a better basketball player the week after attending basketball camp. Yes they will spend the week involved in an environment customized to help their musical growth. Music is a lifelong journey and marked improvement takes time.

For instance, some of the technical skills they learn will require thousands of repetitions to become muscle memory. There's literally not enough hours in a day for them to master these new skills and techniques in one week.

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