Deciding to send a child away for a night, a week or even an entire summer can be a very scary proposition. When the reason is for a summer camp, the worries ease a little, but not necessarily a bunch. There are things parents and their musically inclined children can look for in band camps and themselves to ensure the choice is a good one.
Band camps can be held in daytime only venues, but the most common route involves a set period of time dedicated to some pretty intense training. Before making the decision to even consider different band camps, it’s a very good idea to be certain of the following things:
* Maturity. Whether it’s a weekend away from home, two weeks or months at a time, a child needs to have a certain level of maturity to truly enjoy the experience. If your youth has never been away from home before, a two-month camp might not be the wisest of choices. A single week crash course might work though.
* Interest. Does your child really have an interest in exploring band camps? If not, this might not be the wisest route to go.
* Acceptance. Are you willing to give your child up for the set time? Saying goodbye for even a...