Why Parents Should Give the Gift of Camp Electric This Christmas

Summer Camp for Musicians and Creatives

Parents, we know the Christmas season can be tough. It used to be that all you had to do was give a kid a bike or some “Star Wars” action figures and he’d be all set. These days, there’s pressure to buy all kinds of technological gizmos and other complicated presents. Regardless of whatever you end up deciding to give your kids this Christmas, we’d like to remind you of why we think parents should consider giving the gift of Camp Electric this season.

Popular Acoustic Guitar Songs for Christians to Play

Acoustic Guitar Songs for Christians

Whether you’re just learning to play acoustic guitar or you’ve been at it for a while, you may be looking for some songs you can play. In both Christian and secular music you can find more than enough to keep you occupied. There are certain tunes that just sound better when played on acoustic guitar, though it’s true that many songs can work with either an acoustic or electric instrument. If you’re in the market for some popular acoustic guitar songs for Christians to play, we’ve got you covered. On our list below you can find lots of faith-based works, as well as some non-religious songs from the past. The one thing these songs have in common is that they sound wonderful on an acoustic guitar. Find your favorite today!

Closing the Year Out Right as Young Christian Musicians

Closing the Year Out Right as Young Christian Musicians

2019 is almost over and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you want to close out the year. Between school, family, music, and church, we want to help young Christian musicians understand the importance of finishing one year strong so that the next can be started out on the right foot. No matter what kind of year you’ve had up to this point, it’s not too late to end 2019 on a good note. Here are some of our tips for young Christian musicians as they close out the year.

How to Start a Song in Christian Music

Write Christian Music

Musicians who are just starting out as songwriters may find it difficult to put their ideas down on paper. It can be especially hard in Christian music when there is a certain tone or message with which you feel confined. Haven’t all of the bases been covered over the last 400 years of hymns and worship songs? If you’re wondering how to start a song in Chrisitan music, we have a few tips to accelerate the writing process. By the end of this article you should feel confident in knowing how to start a song and be ready to put pen to paper.

Why You Should Start Shopping Early for Summer Camps and Programs

Why You Should Start Shopping Early for Summer Camps and Programs

When the weather turns cold, the last thing that’s probably on your mind is what your family will be doing next summer. Why think about June when you’re in the middle of planning your Thanksgiving feast? You might be surprised to know there are a few good reasons to start shopping early for summer camps and programs. Even if you’re in the early stages of planning for next year, we think you should begin mulling over your options. Here are just a few of the reasons why you need to start shopping early for summer camps and programs.

Ways for Parents to Support Young Christian Musicians

Parents to Support Young Musicians

Parenting can be tough at times, but no matter how stressful things get, we can all agree that we want what’s best for our family. What this means for parents is supporting their kids in whatever pursuits they choose to enjoy. Sports, music, and school programs are just a few of these areas. If you have a child who wants to play music, or you have a similarly close attachment to young Christian musicians, we want to help you figure out how to best support them. Here are some of the best ways to support young Christian musicians as they pursue their dreams.

Why Do I Have to Practice Guitar All the Time?

 Do I Have to Practice Guitar All the Time

Whether you’re a middle school student, a college freshman, or even an adult, you’ll find there are many days in which you want to cut out all of the hard things in your life and just coast. It’s not a particularly healthy way to live your life, but we all understand that hard work isn’t the most appealing idea sometimes. For many musicians, the idea of constantly having to practice may feel like a punishment. Even if you’re normally a disciplined person, the temptation of laziness can quickly catch up to you. If you’re lacking the willpower to practice guitar, or whatever instrument you play, we want to give you the motivation to get things done.

Fun Summer Camps for Christian Kids: What's Out There?

Summer Camps for Christian Kids

Finding the right summer activities for young kids and teenagers can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Do you find a few summer camps or church programs to pass the time? How are you going to take care of everyone and balance time at work? If you feel stressed just thinking about the coming summer season, we want to help you think through the process by reviewing some of the most fun summer camps for Christian kids. While finding the right camp may not solve everything, every little bit of information helps. Here are some things to keep in mind as you search for fun summer camps for Christian kids.

Should I Learn How to Play an Instrument? 8 Reasons for Teens to Try

Learn How to Play an Instrument

As we grow up, the idea of finding hobbies and pursuing new goals is one notion each teenager is confronted by. Sports, social clubs, and academic programs are often designed to help kids find themselves and develop a bond with certain people or skill sets. A hobby enjoyed by many teenagers and adults alike is the playing of music on an instrument. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I learn how to play an instrument,” we’ve got several reasons for you to give it a shot. Think about it and see if becoming a musician sounds like the right choice for you.

Why Young Musicians are Important to the Church

Why Young Musicians are Important to the Church

Christianity is a system of faith focused on the personal relationship formed between individuals and the God of the universe. When you are a young person, it may not feel like the church cares much for you. Sure, your youth group plays fun games and occasionally takes a trip, but what place do you have in this fellowship of believers? Young people, especially young musicians, can feel left out on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. They may even feel as though the church doesn’t have a place for them in general. The truth is that young musicians are quite important to the church, both in the future and in the here and now. Here are a few reasons why the church needs young musicians.