Over 20 years ago, I started what became one of my big win-wins in my studio. After years of frustration, I decided to replace regular lessons in December with a holiday camp. I call my camp, Christmas camp but it can really be called whatever you want. Winter, Holiday, Christmas, End of Semester… Camp, workshop, group lessons, group party… Totally up to you!

In this music teacher tip I share details on what Christmas camp is all about and why it’s a win-win during this crazy time of year. I hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!

By the way, the cover picture you see for this post and the video is the same student back when she was younger and then again this last year! This year will be her last Christmas camp as she is a Senior now! (queue in the tears…) I truly believe that a lot of my students stick with their lessons because of the group experiences they have during the year. It is through these group experiences they gain friendship with other kids doing the exact same thing they are. LOVE! (If I could insert a heart emoji here, I would)

Need more guidance on running a camp or workshop? Register for Make More, Teach Less; A Comprehensive Guide to Running a Music Camp or Workshop. It includes a basic lesson plan to get you started with Christmas camp! Looking for holiday camp lesson plans, or group games and activities? Find them in my store.