ROCK 101 CAMPS are for kids 7-14 who are beginners. Campers are introduced to the instruments we teach (guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals) and then work to put on a mini-concert. PERFORMANCE CAMPS are for musicians 11-18 capable of playing through a song. Campers rehearse throughout the week to put on a rock concert at the end of camp.
Address: 755 Reading Road #1
Mason, Ohio 45040
Phone: (513) 770-1257
Email: [email protected]
Dates:Week long camp sessions throughout the summer
Hours:10am-3pm; extended hours available
Q&A with the School of Rock Mason:
What makes School of Rock Mason camp unique?
School of Rock Mason is a performance-based after school music program that teaches guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals. Our camps provide kids the opportunity to have fun and meet new friends while preparing a rock concert during the week and then performing it at week’s end. It is a hands on musical experience where kids learn by doing. ROCK 101 CAMPS are for kids 7-14 who are beginners or who do not yet play an instrument. PERFORMANCE CAMPS are for those 11-18 who can play through a song on their instrument.
What activities are offered at School of Rock Mason?
In ROCK 101 CAMPS, each camper gets a hands on introduction to each instrument that the school teaches (guitar, bass, drums, keys, and vocals). Campers express their instrument interests and then are assigned to groups that will prepare songs for the concert that they will perform at the end of camp. Additional activities include games and poster making.
In PERFORMANCE CAMPS, campers receive song assignments in advance so that they can begin work learning parts for songs. The primary activity throughout the week is rehearsing the songs that will be in the end of camp concert. Depending on the number of campers and how quickly songs come together in rehearsal, that concert is typically 6-12 songs in length. A typical camper will find themselves assigned to 3-5 of those songs.
What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?
For ROCK 101 CAMPS the ratio of campers to counselors will not exceed 6 to 1.
For PERFORMANCE CAMPS the ratio of campers to counselors will not exceed 8 to 1.
How much time do the campers spend outside?
Almost all time is spent indoors using our rehearsal and lesson room facilities.
Does School of Rock Mason provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?
Campers bring their lunches and snacks. We do have a refrigerator available to keep lunches cool.
How old are the counselors and how are they trained?
Our senior counselors are instructors from the school and range in age from mid-20s to mid-50s. Our junior counselors have had extensive experience in our programs and typically are in their early 20s.
Does a camper have to know how to play an instrument to join a camp?
Our ROCK 101 CAMP is designed to accommodate campers who are 7-14 years old who have no experience on an instrument but would like to get exposure to an instrument and are willing to give it a try. The camp is also good for those who are beginners on an instrument or to performing in a group.
Our PERFORMANCE CAMPS are intended for campers who are 11-18 years old who can play through a song on their instrument or can sing through a song.