Summer Camp FAQ’s & Sample Schedule

Q: Does my child need to bring their own instrument or are instruments provided?

A: Drums and keyboards are provided, but guitar and bass players should bring their own instrument and picks. Drummers should bring drumsticks. All students should also have their own instrument to practice at home.

Q: Does my child need to bring a lunch or snack?  Is any food provided throughout the day?

A: Each student needs to bring their own lunch and water daily. We suggest that students pack snacks as well.

Q: What does an average day of SOR camp look like?  Do they play music ALL day long?

A: A typical day at camp involves games and small group lesson sessions, as well as the group rehearsals. Please see attached schedule.

Q: Do the students need to have any musical experience or will you teach them at camp?

A: Students need to have at least some experience with their instrument, we recommend at least 6 months of some kind of instruction. You can also sign your camper up for lessons prior to camp to help prepare!

Q: Where does SOR camp take place?

A: Our camps all take place at our School of Rock locations. The Lynnwood School of Rock is located at 4200 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

Q: What ages of students attend camp?  Will there be someone close to my child’s age?

A: We have a wide variety of ages from around 9 - 18. We believe that students should gain experience learning from and interacting with students of different ages, backgrounds and abilities. We tend to always have a few students in each age bracket, so students are seldom the ONLY 16 year old or ONLY 9 year old. But each camp is different, and like Rock and Roll, unpredictable.

Q: Who are the Instructors/Staff?

A: Our instructors are real working, professional musicians. They are chosen not only based on their qualifications, but also how they can relate that to the students.

Q: Can I register online?

A: Lynnwood: http://locations.schoolofrock.com/lynnwood

 

Q: What is the Student:Instructor ratio?

A: We try to have 5:1 ratios at all camps.

Q: How can I contact my child in the case of an emergency?

A: Please contact us at (425) 361-2518, we will direct the call to the proper camp.

Q: What are the acceptable forms of payment? When is full payment due?

A: If you still owe any money for the summer camp, the full payment is due on the first day of camp. You can pay with credit card or check. Please let us know if you have any questions in regards to payment or scheduled payments.

Q: What happens if we can’t make it to camp one/multiple day(s)?

A: We have limited space in our camps and wait lists for most. We ask that your child attend all 5 days of camp because they are a large part of the entire set list. There are no partial refunds due to days missed.  

Q: Are parents allowed to take audio/video recordings during camp?

A: No. But you can take audio/video recordings during the show at the end of the week.

Q: What are some things NOT to bring to camp?

A: Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, trading cards, dolls, or personal electronic devices, etc. Anything that might distract them should stay at home. We do not take responsibility for any broken or lost items.

Q: Can I send treats to share with the other campers?

A: No. This is a nice idea but we want to avoid contact with any allergies or possible airborne allergens.

Q: Will you take the group on any field trips away from the camp location?

A: We will occasionally use portions of our back parking lot for group games and team building but we will not be going on field trips anywhere else for any of our other camps.

Q: What are your drop-off and pick-up policies?

A: Please drop off between 8:30-9am and pick up by 3:15pm at the latest. We have lessons that start after 3pm so picking up by 3:15 is an important responsibility and we appreciate your punctuality.

*See next page for Sample Schedule of a Week at Camp!


Summer Camp Sample Schedule 

*Slight variations may occur with each Camp Director

Monday

  8:45am          Meet & Greet.  

Parents have the opportunity to finalize any remaining paperwork.

  9:00am          Camp Orientation: Rules/Week in Review/Group Introductions/Team Building.

10:00am          Breakout by instrument.  

11:00am          Group workshops that include discussions on Rock History/Song Mapping/Group Vocals/Rhythm/Stage Presence/etc.

12:00/noon         Lunch. Supervised Jams/Games/Team Building.

1:00pm         Casting Announcements/Rehearsal of initial songs.

2:45pm         Wrap-up.  Discuss the day and upcoming week. Clean up.

3:00pm         Release campers

Tuesday-Thursday

9:00am         Daily Meeting  

9:15am         Breakout by instrument

10:00am         Team Building

10:30am         Rehearsal  

12:00/noon         Lunch

1:00pm         Rehearsal  

2:45pm         Wrap-up

3:00pm         Release campers

Friday

9:00am         Daily Meeting

9:15am         Breakout by instrument

10:00am         Rehearsal: Run through entire set

12:00/noon         Lunch

1:00pm         Rehearsal:  Final Dress Rehearsal

3:00pm         Release Campers

(the following times are approx and each camp will get a confirmation)

4:00pm        Arrive to venue for load in and sound check

5:00pm         Doors for Show

5:15-6:00pm         Final Performance

Summer Camp Checklist