Sweet summer music (camp) in Summerland

This year Linnea Good, along with others, will be putting together a camp for kids to learn music.

This year Linnea Good, along with others, will be putting together a camp for kids to learn music.

The camp runs from July 11 to 16 with three different music focuses. Good is teaching choir, ukulele by Yanti Sharples-Rowland, and hip hop, which will be taught by Jake Evans.

The camp is for kids six to 12, and Good said it is a great way for these kids to make new friends as well as learning something new.

She hopes those who are already good at one element, like singing, will learn to play the ukulele or try hip hop.

It’s easier for these kids to learn and pick up on these skills in an extensive work environment for a week than to take a week’s worth of lessons, Good said.

These camps are great for the kids because learning these musical skills tends to build self esteem. As well, these camps teach teamwork because participants will be working with others and learning to coordinate.

“The reasons these camps are so popular is because parents are very diligent to help their kids find what their passions are,” Good said. “The main reason I started the camp is so kids get the opportunity to try new things.”

On the final day of the camp, Friday, the students will put on a performance to showcase the skills they have learned.

They are also going to be doing a special guest performance at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens’ 100th anniversary party on the afternoon of July 16.

For more information or to sign up for this camp go to www.linneagood.com.