Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

Song Writing: Reasons for Christian Teens to Start Now

For Christian teens who are learning to create music, be it through playing guitar or even singing, there are certain milestones and challenges that mark your progress. When you master a particularly hard song cover or discover a new chord, it’s pretty exciting. One thing we would encourage you to do, something that can be quite daunting, is to give song writing a chance. There are a few reasons why song writing is beneficial to Christian teens as musicians and as individuals. Here are a few of those reasons:

Fan Favorite Christian Artists Who Have Appeared at Camp Electric

Christian Artists Appearing at Camp Electric - JSWEISSPHOTO

Camp Electric is a great place for students to come learn from experienced instructors and grow as musicians. It’s also a great place for kids to see some of the most popular Christian musicians around. While many of the names on this list are also instructors at the camp, sometimes artists pop by simply to give the students a show. We are happy to be able to connect the next generation of Christian musicians with those who are making hits today. Here are some of the fan favorite Christian artists who have been a part of Camp Electric in recent years.

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

7 Reasons for Christian Teenagers to Be Serious About Music

Keep it casual. Play it cool. We have so many different phrases for not taking things very seriously. This isn’t just a phenomenon for Christian teenagers, though. The world today has taught us to not get too invested in anything. The problem is that that leaves us as jacks of all trades and masters of none. So if you’re someone who enjoys playing music (and maybe even creating a little of your own), we think it’s time for you to get serious about it. Not because we want to suck the joy out of the process, but because you should give something you love your full effort. If that’s not enough incentive, we can also Jesus juke you with 1 Corinthians 10:31, which says “...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Still not convinced?

Why is My Teenage Musician Not Improving?

Why is My Teenage Musician Not Improving?

As we raise our children to embrace hobbies and pursue activities that they love, we sometimes find that they are falling behind or failing to grow over a period of time. Whether the activity is football, clarinet, drama, or painting, we want to make sure our kids our having fun and continuing to express themselves in a healthy way. Just like their parents, kids can hit a snag and eventually find that their favorite hobby has somehow slipped through their fingers. So why is your teenage musician not improving? The answer could be a number of things. Let’s look at a few of the options.

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.

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