Trevecca Nazarene University

Camp Electric fills campus with music

For the sixth consecutive year, Camp Electric is taking place on Trevecca’s campus. Campers and counselors total 925, and they come from a wide variety of states. Campers, all of whom are between the ages of 13 and 19, are enrolled in Camp Electric in order to improve their vocal and instrumental skills.

Their days are packed. Each day starts with a worship service, followed by seminars, classes, and workshops. Each evening Christian artists present concerts, and the days typically end around 10 or 10:30 PM.

Concert artists for the week are the following:  Sunday—Disciple and The Letter Black; Monday—Luminate and Thousand Foot Krutch; Tuesday— Toby Mac and Jamie Grace; and Wednesday—KJ-52 and Royal Tailor.

A feature of this camp that pleases participants is the opportunity to talk to the Christian artists who visit daily and spend time with the campers. These daily unannounced visits give campers opportunities to ask questions of persons who are already experiencing the careers that many campers aspire to having some day. On Monday the drummer from Casting Crowns visited the camp, and the aspiring drummers-campers enjoyed dialoguing with him. Michael W. Smith led worship one day, and the guitarist from Pillar visited another day.

Camp Electric is offered this summer at Trevecca and at two additional locations—Orlando, Florida, and Cedarville, Ohio. This week’s camp concludes on Thursday morning, July 11, but plans are in the works for Camp Electric to return to Trevecca next summer.