What are the dates of Camp Electric?
You can choose from the following:
Orlando, Florida: June 16 - 20, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee: July 7 - 11, 2013
Cedarville, Ohio: July 21 - 25, 2013
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 Gungor, The Museum, Rush of Fools, and MIKESCHAIR 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 and 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!
Following lunch, all the students come together again for an all-camp afternoon session. This session includes a variety of things, from mystery performers and illusionists, to new up-and-coming Christian Artists. In 2011, Grammy-nominated Jamie Grace performed during our afternoon session.
After this all-camp session, 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, 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.
Where will Camp Electric be held?
Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL is the host of our June 16-20, 2013 camp. www.seu.edu This dynamic, Christ-centered school sits on a beautiful resort-style campus, and is neigbors with Disney World in Orlando, FL. The address for SEU is 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801. Please view the campus map and information on the website above.
Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) in Nashville, TN is the host location of our July 7-11, 2013 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.
Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH is the location of our July 21-25, 2013 camp. www.cedarville.edu. The campus' centralized northern location offers 400-acres of beautiful grounds and facilities for students to enjoy at Camp Electric. The address is 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314. There is a campus map located on Cedarville 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 both dorm housing and hotel 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.
Hotel housing will be used as needed, and for the 2013 camp year will not be used at any of our locations.
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 at the top of our home page. If you have any questions about your registration please call us at 800.755.0242.