What are the dates of Camp Electric?
July 4th-July 8th, 2021 (Sunday-Thursday) in Nashville, TN
What is a typical day?
Camp Electric lasts five days.
Sunday is check-in day, orientation, dinner, a concert, and more! Monday, Tuesday. and Wednesday are full days at camp, which we have detailed below. Thursday the students eat breakfast and then head to morning worship for one last word from our camp pastor and a final worship set. Then, Camp Electric says farewell until the next year.
Every morning after waking up, the students head to breakfast. After breakfast, each small group (10-12 students) meet with their chaperones for morning devotion. Following breakfast and devotion, we have a morning worship time with our camp worship band (In the past we have had Rend Collective, Bellarive, Worship Together and many more as our worship bands for the week) and hear a message from our camp pastor or guest speaker.
After Morning worship, the students make their way to clinics. These clinics are large group sessions where all students of the same track (guitar, keys, drums, etc.) are taught by one of our instructors from top Christian bands. Clinics last for about an hour and then the students go to lunch. Lunch is broken up into two groups. Depending on which group they are in, students will head to another class before or after their lunchtime. Typically this lunch session is a "Tom Jackson Productions" session. Tom Jackson is a professional stage performance instructor, so no matter what track your student is in, or whether they want to lead worship at their church or hope to become involved in the music industry, everyone benefits from the Tom Jackson session!
After Tom Jackson, students break up into instrument- specific classes based on their track and experience level (advanced, intermediate, beginner- whichever they were registered for). These classes are in a more intimate, school-class size setting and involve much more in-depth teaching. For these classes, the students will have a different classroom and instructor each day. These classes are about two hours long.
After the instrument-specific classes, free time options begin. A few of the options we've offered in the past include: Drum-Off, Rock With the Band, Guitar Battle, Creative process seminar (songwriting for any camper), as well as open practice rooms. Also during free time, students can visit different booths where vendors set up cool products for the students to learn about.
The students go to dinner after free time, and then our nightly concerts begin! We typically have one or two opening acts that perform before a featured artist. This year's feature line up will be listed on our website at www.campelectric.com as we get closer to camp. The concerts normally let out around 10 p.m. They'll have a quick "recap” time to share their day with their chaperone and small group, and then head back to their rooms for lights out.
You can see a list of daily activities under our about page.
Where will Camp Electric be held?
Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) in Nashville, TN is the host location of our camp. www.trevecca.edu. Not only will this university provide a secure environment, but it is located in the heart of Music City. The address for TNU is 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210. There is a campus map located on Trevecca Nazarene Univeristy's website listed above.
Why do we do Camp Electric this way?
Most churches and youth groups have a worship team or praise band. Camp Electric has designed its program to come along side the local church to assist in the development and growth of Christian musicians. While Camp Electric is only one week, we package what we believe will be the necessary tools and resources to help each individual/band in their development to attain to the highest level of musicianship.
What is the difference between Camp Electric and other music camps?
Camp Electric’s belief is that music is amoral when it is without lyrics; that is, neither moral nor immoral. However, song lyrics have the ability to speak life or death. The difference in our camp is that we encourage all of our students, whether they are pursuing secular or Christian music, to pursue their walk with Christ first. We actually encourage all types of music-Christian and secular. With that said, we also teach kids that the lyrics we meditate on and the artists we admire do matter. There will be no explicit lyrics at Camp Electric or admiration for artists that use them. In addition, all instructors at Camp Electric have personally given their testimony of Jesus Christ and seek to use their music to glorify Him.
How old to I have to be to attend?
At the time of Camp Electric, students must be between the ages of 13 and 19 in order to attend.
Can a musician come by himself/herself?
Since this is a specialty camp, many musicians will come by themselves. In fact, the majority of students who attend Camp Electric come by themselves. Whether you are with a group or by yourself, we'd love to have you!
Can I request to room with a friend while at Camp Electric?
Yes. Please let us know of your roommate requests at the time you register on the registration form. Please only request someone you know has or will be registering for the same session of Camp Electric that you have registered for. You can list multiple requests, but please address in order of priority. We will do our best to accommodate, but we never promise that all requests can be fulfilled. See the lodging question for room setup information. No roommate requests can be made or changed after April 1st.
What type of lodging is provided?
Camp Electric uses dorm housing. Dorm housing is located on the campus of the university. There are a few different setups for the dorm lodging areas. We have suite lodging, which is typically two roommates to a room and a shared bathroom with two other students. Another set up is a quad design, which is four bedrooms that share a common area and bathrooms.
Are there any scholarships available?
Camp Electric gives several scholarships away through our radio station partners and other give-aways. We also strongly encourage raising support through your local church, friends, and family. A great fundraising idea is to have your band put on a concert to raise the funds!
How do I register?
You can register online by clicking the registration tab located on our home page.
To register a student, an account registration will first have to be made. When you click on the registration tab, it will bring you to a screen where the information will be entered and then an email will be sent to verify the email address. From there you will register your student. You can also access your account after that point by logging in using your username and password.
If you have any questions about your registration, please call us at 1.800.755.0242.
What items are included in dorm housing?
Trevecca Nazarene University's (Nashville) dorm housing includes the following:
- 1 Pillow
- 1 Blanket
- 1 Pillow case
- 2 Flat sheets
- 2 Towels
- 1 Washcloth
- 1 Trash bag
What do I bring with me?
See “Instrument” tab.
- Instrument (unless otherwise specified under "Instrument Questions")
- Instrument accessories and gear (sticks, strings, picks, etc.)
- Bible, pen, notebook, etc.
- A backpack or bag of some kind for carrying your daily necessities with you.
- Personal hygiene items (deodorant, shower essentials, soap, etc.)
- Spending money for snacks, T-shirts, CD’s, etc. – the amount you bring is up to each individuals own discretion. Some artists accept charge cards at their merchandise tables.
- Alarm Clock (this can be a cell phone)
two siblings = $50 off (per each student)
three siblings = $75 off (per each student)
four siblings = $100 off (per each student)
FIVE FOR FIVE
Bring a group of five or more and get our group rate. Only $500 per student!
Travel to and from the camp is not included in this offer.
Call 800-755-0242 for more information.
3 Students, 1 Chaperone for FREE!
Do you have 3 or more students from your youth group attending Camp Electric? Sign up as a chaperone and come for FREE! For every 3 students attending Camp Electric from the same area, one adult chaperone can come complimentary!
A majority of our chaperones are parents of students who are attending or youth group leaders who want to join in on our Camp Electric experience!
Travel to and from the camp is not included in this offer, but your housing, food, and all the classes and concerts are!
Call 800-755-0242 for more information.
**ONLY ONE PROMO/DISCOUNT PER REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED