What is R4R? R4R (“Rock 4 The Rock Worship Camp”) is a week long summer camp designed with young musicians in mind. It is a camp where trained musicians come together to develop their skills in playing with a band, while learning the importance of worship and serving others.
How do I know if Rock 4 The Rock Worship Band Camp is for me? Rock 4 The Rock was designed for vocalists and instrumentalists who have been taking lessons, learning their instrument, or developing their skill but still desire to hone their skills in a band/group setting.
How do I know if my skill level is good enough for joining a band? We have had successful campers at every skill level. However, if you are concerned, we offer free assessments to determine if the camp is a good fit for your age and skill level. Simply email us to schedule an assessment
How much does the camp cost? The registration for the week of camp is $225 if you register before June 1st. After June 1st, the cost increases to $275 per camper. However, if you have a group of friends that would like to come together (maybe your brothers and sisters or your youth group), there is a group discount rate available. This rate is $225 for the first camper (prior to June 1st) and $175 for each additional camper. But act fast, because after June 1st the group rate is $275 for the first camper and $225 for each additional camper. Should a camper need to cancel before June 1st there is a $50 non-refundable fee, after that all registration fees are non-refundable.
What is covered in the cost of the camp? The cost of the camp includes instruction from the top worship leaders in your area. Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday. It also includes your participation in the Praise Concert on Friday evening at 7:00pm. Lunch and snacks are also provided each day.
Are there scholarships available? There are limited scholarships available based on varying criteria (skill level, needs, etc.). If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out the application listed on the registration page right away. Because these funds are limited, you don’t want to delay.
How can I register? You can register here and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us. You can also call and speak with Lindsey at 260-435-9022.
How can I contact someone for more information? We understand the need to talk to someone in person. You are welcome to email our directors. You can also call and speak with Lindsey at 260-435-9022.
What does a typical day look like at camp? 9:00 – Morning Worship 10:00 – Individual Instruction 11:00 – Bible Teaching 12:00 – Lunch 1:00 – 3:00 – Band Rehearsal 3:00-4:00 Songwriting. This is a rough outline because we have various breaks thrown in (snacks and restroom breaks!). But this gives an idea of some of the things that make up our day. We are excited this year to add in a “songwriting” session. This will be an addition to our previous schedule.
Where will the camp be held this year? We are excited to have TWO camps this year. Both Grace Gathering Community Church in New Haven, and Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne will be hosting us.
What do I wear for the Friday night Praise Concert? Attire for the Praise Concert is nice. Please no tennis shoes, jeans must be nicer with no holes/tears and no frayed edges. No short dresses/skirts. Leggings/jeggings must be worn with a longer top. Reminder that tennis shoes are not allowed- street shoes are fine (Vans, Chuck Taylors, etc). Many times you can find these type of shoes at Target and H&M.
What can I expect for my child if he/she attends camp this year? Each child comes to the camp from different backgrounds, different family situations, different levels of confidence, and different churches. So each child will come away with something different. The best thing that answers this question is what we have seen from past campers (names have been changed): Chris and Nathan left camp and started a youth worship band and their church. Molly found prayer support as her family was going through a very difficult situation. Ashley, who had never sung in front of people, found confidence to sing TWO solos at the Concert of Praise. Troy left with an understanding that worship music is not about us. All of the students left with new friends Two guitarists still work with their R4R instructor to develop their gifts. One camper fell ill and found prayer support in her new friends during the week. The list goes on and on… friendships, spiritual growth, improved music skills, leadership, servanthood, and fellowship are all part of what makes R4R the place for your child this summer!
What do I need to bring for camp?
Everyone – Pencils – Bible – Bottled Water
All instrumentalists – Earbuds (headphones for iPod)
Pianists and Drummers – You do not need to bring your instrument
Electric & Acoustic Gruitarists – Guitar – Any type of pedals you use – Practice Amp – ¼” cable – Patch cable – Tuners – Extra set of strings and picks