Songwriting camps

Find songwriting camps for kids and teens listed below.

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 (1 results)

Camps specializing in songwriting.

  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30

Learn the fascinating art of songwriting and composition! Read more


Programs offering Songwriting as an activity (12 results)

Camps offering songwriting as one of a variety of activities.

  • Port Moody, BC
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $135

Our unique program includes STEM, drama, music, nature walks and many adventures! Read more

  • Laval, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $200

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

  • Online; Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $155

Elementary performers will learn five Broadway songs with staging AND perform their own solo! Read more

  • Online; Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $155

Senior performers will learn five Broadway songs with staging AND perform their own solo! Read more

  • Online
  • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $199

Teamwork and creativity come together as we write our very own original 5-minute musical to be performed on the last day! Read more

  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $250

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

  • Online; Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $155

Junior performers will learn five Broadway songs with staging AND perform their own solo! Read more

  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $160

Spend your summer with STEAM at our hands-on, engaging camps! Read more

  • Beaconsfield, QC
  • Age 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $200

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

  • Online; Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $155

Beatles in the Backyard performers will learn five Beatles songs with staging AND perform their own solo! Read more

  • Online
  • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $36

High quality private instruction in piano, voice, guitar, music theory, songwriting, acting, and dance! Read more

  • Sudbury, ON
  • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $7,385

In our program designed exclusively for teens, campers discover a world of growth, connection and community. Read more


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 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

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