Jam with the players you see on tour




Camp Electric is held each year on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Trevecca is a highly esteemed university that has been around since 1901. Having camp here means that your student is in an environment suited for higher learning.

Forget about sleeping bags or old, smelly cabins. Camp Electric uses the facilities of Trevecca Nazarene University to enhance your child’s learning experience in an all-inclusive campus. Located only a mile from Downtown Nashville, this university is conveniently placed so that artists, students, and staff can easily come and go from camp. Whether it’s the top-notch classrooms, living facilities, or the community feel of the campus, we believe this university is perfect for Camp Electric.

About Trevecca

Trevecca’s campus is surrounded by beautiful and exciting Nashville, Tennessee. Known as the “Athens of the South” and “Music City USA,” the city of Nashville is home to 20 institutions of higher education, so “college life” in Nashville really describes a large part of the city. Trevecca students enjoy the small community feel of the campus along with opportunities that only a large city can offer—internships in major corporations, an outstanding arts community, sports and music venues, and much more. Trevecca has much to offer for students who want to attend a smaller university where they can be part of campus life and still be part of a large metropolitan area. Trevecca’s beautiful campus is approximately 1 mile from the heart of downtown Nashville. We hope you will visit us and our city soon.

Undergraduate Individual & Family Campus Visit Registration

Individual campus visits are for prospective high school and transfer students who want to visit the campus as an individual, or with family and friends. Your campus visit will include a walking campus tour and an opportunity to meet with your admissions and financial aid counselors. Classroom visits are optional and contingent upon availability. If you would like to meet with a professor during your visit, please answer "Yes" when prompted on campus visit request form.

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Camp Electric is pleased to have D’Addario as the presenting sponsor for yet another year of camp. We know that the most expensive equipment is not always the best. Craftsmanship matters. That’s why D’Addario is one of the best names in the music business. Descending from a long line of string makers, the business is still family oriented today. On top of making great products, the company has accrued a number of helpful distribution deals that allow the consumers to get what they need at a reasonable price.

With generations of D’Addario family members crafting their trade through the music business, the company knows how important it is to invest in the next generation. Through the gift of music, D’Addario seeks to better the lives of children all over the world. The D’Addario Foundation conducts music programs in over 50 countries around the world.

There’s a reason why D’Addario products have received such great word of mouth in the music community and it’s not just because they make good products. The students at Camp Electric will find out just how important the value of investing for the future is when they show up for our summer sessions.

About D'Addario

The theory of keeping as much “in house” as possible has served the D'Addario family well. The company owns a tremendous printing facility today, complete with color Heidelberg presses, that share the building across the street from the main factory in Farmingdale with Evans Drumheads. Most of the company's marketing, packaging artwork, and print ads are conceived and executed by its own marketing and creative staff, which has brought the company more cost-efficient and successful campaigns time and time again.

But D’Addario’s unbounded success is also due in part to its worldwide distribution and dealer networks. The company markets its products in the United States through wholesale distributors and over 5,400 retail music stores. In addition, the export markets are handled by 120 distributors in 101 countries.

The biggest tradition, and the one least likely to receive any headlines, is D’Addario’s appreciation for their employees. A company that started with family has grown to require the talents of so many people working together towards the same goal. What has become important is to preserve the values of the family while encouraging the growth of the company. John, Jr. and James are convinced that it can be done.





Camp Electric might be a camp that focuses on music, but that’s not the only thing we want to fix our eyes on. That’s why we take time during each camp to hear from God’s word. One of the benefits of having instructors who are Christian musicians is that they can also mold our students’ creative minds to think about how their faith interacts with their skills and hobbies.

Our camp pastor is an international conference speaker who seeks to communicate the principles of the Bible in a humorous and helpful way with which our students can relate. John Nix is a husband and father of three children who has years of experience in reaching young people for Christ. He knows that there is more to Christianity than simply making a decision and walking down an aisle. That’s why he created Vertical Purpose Ministries, an organization devoted to helping Christians find their true calling in Christ. The Vertical Purpose app is a great resource to check out if you’re looking for a daily reading plan or want to hear some more of the speaker’s sermons.

About John Nix

John Nix is a high-energy, engaging, humorous and gospel-centered expository preacher. As a Bible communicator, he shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is easy for anyone to understand. John challenges people to set God as their highest value, discover the truth of scripture, and respond in obedience as God speaks. John is a nationally sought after communicator and international conference speaker that ministers to thousands each year.

We all need one more verse. Reading the Bible is important for a follower of Jesus. This is something we are reminded of by parents, pastors, and friends. We know that it is foundational for discipleship and we have found it profitable for our lives. The problem is we have a disconnect between what we think know about the Bible and what we actually do when it comes to reading the Bible.

Vertical Purpose APP

With this app, you can: 

  • Download audio messages for offline playback. 
  • Easily access and participate in the One More Verse reading plan. 
  • Read or listen to any portion of scripture using the built-in ESV Bible. 
  • Share with others using the in-app share button. 
  • Airplay audio and video messages to connected devices. 
  • Receive notifications about the latest Vertical Purpose resources and initiatives.




At Camp Electric, we believe that students learn best when they are able to apply what they’re being taught. Lecture halls and long-winded speakers are not what we’re about. Instead, we want to use our time wisely and make sure that your student doesn’t forget everything he or she has learned after returning home. Here is what a typical day at Camp Electric looks like:

After kicking the morning off with breakfast, the students are gathered into their small groups consisting of 10-12 kids. Here, they’ll have a devotion before everyone reconvenes to hear from our camp pastor John Nix and participate in a time of worship. Since this is Camp Electric, you can expect to see some popular bands playing in that worship slot.

Now it’s time for our clinics. Upon registering, each student should have selected some kind of track to participate in (guitar, vocals, drums, etc.). During these clinics, the students will break up into their desired track where they’ll learn from one of the Christian artists featured at camp. After about an hour of these large group sessions, we’ll take a break for lunch. The only catch here is that half of our students will go to lunch while the other half takes part in a different class. They’ll switch places after that. This lunchtime class is typically something that every student can benefit from. In years past, Tom Jackson Productions has taken the lead on these classes.

Once everyone has had lunch, we’ll break the students up into groups based on desired track and skill level for another class. Although the morning session consists of a larger group, the afternoon session will be more of a standard classroom size and lasts twice as long. This is where the students will get really in-depth and probably have the best chance for excelling. In order to get a little variety, these classes are often taught by different instructors each day.

After that much time in the classroom, we know it’s time to let the students blow off a little steam. During free time, students can practice what they’ve learned, discover more on topics like songwriting, or take part in a number of other breakout activities the day offers.

Dinner is next after washing up from a full day of learning. One of the most exciting parts of Camp Electric is the nightly concerts from some of the biggest names in Christian music. These concerts usually feature two or three acts each night and last until 10 p.m. or so. Before lights out, the students will revisit the day with their small groups and talk about what they’ve learned.

If that sounds like a jam-packed day, it’s because it is. Five full days of worship, learning, and rocking out is not a bad way to spend summer vacation.



"Camp Electric teaches you where your gifting comes from and how you want to use it for the Glory of God." TobyMac
"Camp Electric is like the musician's Disney World! Honestly, the best 4 summers of my life. I owe a lot to CE and what God has done in my life there." Cortney Warner/CE Alumni