Songwriting camps

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Songwriting camps are a fun and productive summer option for many kids. They allow your child to develop and improve the basics and finer features of songwriting and other musical skills. They also provide a stimulating creative outlet for those interested in music and songwriting. Read more




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Programs specializing in Songwriting (6 results)

Camps specializing in songwriting.

  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $120
HamiltonOntario

Guided by a trained musician, participants will explore lyric writing, the art of composition, and expression through music. Visit website

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $120
HamiltonOntario

Learn to make beats, loops and tracks you’re proud to share. Visit website

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $120
HamiltonOntario

Aspiring artists channel their creative energy into electronic music production. Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $39
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Your child will be inspired to create music while learning songwriting skills, and developing life skills. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $39
Online

Your child will be inspired to create music while learning songwriting skills, and developing life skills. Visit website

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
VaughanOntario

Learn the fascinating art of songwriting and composition! Visit website

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Programs offering Songwriting as an activity (9 results)

Camps offering songwriting as one of a variety of activities.

  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $108
HamiltonOntario

Our award-winning instrumental teachers will help you develop your musicianship, grow your confidence and get qualified. Visit website

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $120
HamiltonOntario

JAMBASSADORS is a unique weekly performance-based program that exposes students to the “ins and outs” of being in a band. Visit website

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  • Hamilton, ON
  • Age 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $108
HamiltonOntario

Our award-winning voice instructors will help you develop your voice, grow your confidence and get qualified. Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
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Your child will be inspired to make music playing in a band while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $39
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Your child with special needs will learn musical skills while exploring their creativity and developing life skills. Visit website

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  • Throughout Quebec (3)
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $150
BeaconsfieldLavalWestmountQuebec

Soccer, Basketball, Ball hockey, Dance, Drama, Art, Music, Cooking, Magic, Science and French, English & Math for beginners Visit website

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  • Sharbot Lake, ON
  • Age 7 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $2,895
Sharbot LakeOntario

Over the years, we’ve worked hard to develop an individual camper program. We make a separate daily schedule for each camper! Visit website

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  • New York, USA
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $6,000
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"Summer school" doesn't begin to cover Gow's exciting and enriching summer program. Visit website

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  • Bruce Peninsula, ON
  • Age 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $1,235
Bruce PeninsulaOntario

Designed for kids with a wide range of experience in the activities, as well as just experience in being away from home! Visit website

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Songwriting camps near you

Songwriting camps are becoming an increasingly popular summer option. Below, we list songwriting camps offered in several different cities and regions in Canada. Find a camp near you. 

Other ways to work on your songwriting

For those interested in songwriting, there are alternatives to summer camp. Songwriting programs are offered in the winter, fall, and spring. This includes after-school and weekend classes, some of which take place throughout the year. Use OurKids.net to find the right option for you.

You might also consider

Songwriting is one among a rapidly growing list of art camps. Some other camps your child might be interested in include the following:

Performing arts camps teach a variety of stage skills including singing and acting as well as technical and background skills such as lighting, sound, and more.

Music camps range from rock camp to classical music training, but you can also experience everything from salsa and merengue to guitar jams and many other styles 

Musical theatre camps offer instruction in acting, singing, and dancing, as well as teach a variety of stage skills.

Acting and drama camps enable your child to unleash their creativity through movement, improvisation (improv), vocal training, and dance.

Songwriting skills

Songwriting camps enable kids to get musical training with a specific focus on songwriting. Your child will be taught by trained instructors with plenty of experience in music education. They’ll help your child acquire the skills needed to be a songwriter, whether it’s for a future career in the music industry or it’s just for fun.

Here are some essentials skills and knowledge your child will likely acquire at a songwriting camp:

  • Reading music
  • Understanding musical theory
  • Using good notation software
  • Lyrics
  • Melody
  • Choruses, hooks, and riffs
  • Rythm
  • Rhyme
  • Tonality
  • Scales 
  • Compositions
  • Song forms
  • Musical genres

And here are some suggestions to improve your songwriting (source: gensanartists), which may be emphasized and practiced in camp:

  • Make time to write
  • Find a place to write
  • Write for short periods daily
  • Don’t try to make first drafts perfect
  • Organize unfinished ideas
  • Work with other songwriters
  • Attend workshops and learn new materials
  • Show people what you have done
  • Have a consistent work schedule

Benefits of songwriting camps

Songwriting camps help kids acquire pivotal knowledge and skills. They can also motivate and inspire your child, and shape their creative development.

Beyond these, there are numerous other potential perks of writing and journalism camps. They include:

Finding the right songwriting camp for your child

To find the right songwriting camp for your child, check out the Our Kids Camp and Program Expo, held every year in the winter. At the expo, you can meet with the staff of many different camps, including songwriting camps, and get your questions answered. You can also meet with programs that run throughout the year. 

For further guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, check out the following Our Kids resources: How to choose a camp, Annual camp and program guide, and How camps develop character traits.
 

Finally, to learn more about songwriting, we recommend consulting the following resources:
Music City: Tips for Beginning Songwriters
Music Goat: Five Songwriting Techniques
Songwriters Association of Canada


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Songwriting camps are there?
There are 6 programs specializing in Songwriting. In addition, there are 9 programs offering songwriting as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

What are the fees to attend Songwriting camps?
Fees for Songwriting camps range from $30 to $360 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Songwriting camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 6 through 19.

Where can parents meet with Songwriting camps?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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