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Kids and teens programs to improve guitar skills


Below, find a list of in-depth guitar camps that teach kids and teens of all ages and skill levels how to play the acoustic, classical, or electric guitar. Kids learn chords, strumming, and picking, as well as music composition and more. Read more

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    The Music Studio   
    Your child will love the lessons, classes and camps at The Music Studio. Your child will flourish as they learn musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Excellence in music education since 1990.

    Islington Village, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $100
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    Muskoka Woods   
    Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.

    Rosseau
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,299
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    Camp Frenda   
    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Very reasonable rates. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

    Port Carling
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $640
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    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,290
    overnightcampcoed32906-163MindenOnlineOntario
    Adventure Valley   
    Summer day camp servicing Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga and Etobicoke. We focus on developing the whole child through nature discovery, creative arts and active play.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $425
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    Camp Couchiching   
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice, We are all levels of awesome!

    Orillia
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $875
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    Camp Muskoka   
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a choose your own adventure programming style offering with over 50 activities every day!

    Bracebridge
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,495
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,785
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    Ontario Educational Leadership Centre   
    Leadership training for students in Grades 6-12 in the arts, athletics, French language sports, SHSM, school leadership and more. Leadership courses are facilitated by qualified Ontario Teachers. #WeLead

    Washago
    Education: Leadership (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $240
    overnightcampcoed24010-188WashagoOnlineOntario
    CBY Music & Performing Arts   
    CBY Music & Performing Arts is Waterdown's number 1 performing arts academy, with programs running 7 days a week across multiple disciplines that seek to enrich, inspire and encourage young people from ages 4-17.

    Hamilton
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
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    Canadian Adventure Camp   
    A true adventure camp with the very best staff. Choose from a Traditional General Camp Program or specialize in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials (circus) or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

    Temagami
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,500
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    Camp Davern   
    Camp Davern is a traditional co-ed summer that trades on adventure, community and just plain fun.

    Kingston; Perth
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,295
    overnightcampcoed12957-1611KingstonPerthOntario
    Studio PAVAS   
    PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Mississauga
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Program
    • from $340
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    Hamilton Music Collective   
    Musical Futures Summer Camp provides an innovative and immersive experience that exposes youth ages 6-14 to music creation and performance - Vocals, orchestra, rock band & tech tracks. - Ages 7 to 14 - from $150/week

    Hamilton
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $150
    daycampcoed1506-1413HamiltonOntario
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
    overnightcampallgirls4004-1614HuntsvilleOntario
    UCC Summer Life   
    A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 17.

    Forest Hill, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,995
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    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $285
    overnightcampcoedallgirls2857-1816Thetis IslandVancouverBritish Columbia
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    overnightcampallboys9757-1617Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
    overnightcampcoed6005-1618LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
    Camp Wenonah   
    Trusted by families from around the world, Wenonah is a popular overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for children aged 5 - 17 years old. Experienced and caring staff team, including full-time medical staff.

    Bracebridge
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,250
    overnightcampcoed12505-1719BracebridgeOntario
    Ridley College Summer Programmes   
    Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer Programme offering include ESL boarding credit/camp, Summer Academy OSSD credits, Music Academy, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more!

    St. Catharines
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $399
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    What do kids learn at guitar camp?

    Guitar camps are available as both private instruction programs and band camps. Private lessons provide your child with personalized feedback, while camps teach your child how to perform in an ensemble. Camps instill a love of music, teaching kids and teens about rhythm, the musical scale, sight reading, and both simple and complex guitar chords. Genres most popular in guitar camps include jazz, pop, and rock. With time, kids and teens pick up strumming, fingering, and plucking skills, while playing in these genres. These skills typically require lots of coordination and hand strength, developed with practice.

    This description is generalized. Consult camps above for specific details of their curriculum.  

    Guitar camps also include other musical activities in the curriculum, such as vocal training or music production. Guitar camp is a great way to gain experience in music, which benefits kids who want to pursue further training in instruments like piano or percussion. 

    Trained instructors lead all private and ensemble camps, and often have training in more than one instrument. Prices for guitar lessons begin at $30 per week. Full semester costs can rise to over $700.

    Choosing the right guitar camp

    The main choice your son or daughter has to make prior to enrollment is between a private or ensemble camp. Lessons are popular, but ensemble programs focus on band play. Playing in a band requires skills like harmonization and synchronization. Campers also learn other music concepts like dynamics, expression, and rhythm. Communication and interpersonal skills are often part and parcel of these camps as well.

    Why go to guitar camp?

    In addition to guitar skills, here are other benefits kids gain from camp. 

    • Improved memorization skills. Kids and teens must remember chords, notes, strum patterns, etc. Musicians must recall each component while playing. Song lyrics might also need to be memorized. This helps improve kids’ memory retention, which helps in school and other settings.  
    • Increased musical appreciation. Kids also learn about the history of guitar and its influence on music history. Camp helps kids develop their understanding of the power and complexity of music.
    • Performance skills grow. Performances may be held at camp, especially at camp’s end, a great way for young guitarists to showcase their talents. This improves kids’ courage and resilience. Learn more about how camps help kids mature.


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