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Summer Camp FAQ


Q: Does my child need to bring their own instrument or are instruments provided?

A: Drums, keyboards, amps and cables are provided.
Guitar and bass players should bring their own instrument, strap, and picks. (But let us know if you need to borrow a guitar or bass!)
Drummers need to have their own drumsticks. We sell microphones and drumsticks at the school so you can purchase them on the first day if needed.  All students should also have their own instrument to practice at home. 

Q: Does my child need to bring a lunch or snack?  Is any food provided throughout the day?

A: Each student needs to bring their own lunch, snacks and water daily.  We have a water cooler so please bring a full bottle of water that  you can refill throughout the day. 

Q: Can I send treats to share with the other campers?

A: No. This is a nice idea but we want to avoid contact with any allergies or possible airborne allergens and the spread of germs. 

Q: What does an average day of SOR camp look like?  Do they play music ALL day long?

A: A typical day at camp involves games and small group lesson sessions, as well as group band rehearsals. Please see the sample schedule below. 

Q: Do the students need to have any musical experience or will you teach them at camp?

A: Students need to have at least some experience with their instrument. You can also sign your camper up for lessons prior to camp to help prepare! Let us know if you are interested in a trial lesson.

Q: Where does SOR camp take place?

A: Our camps all take place at our School of Rock location. We are located at 877 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.  

Q: How do I watch the final performance on Friday?

The final performance will be performed live at our School of Rock. Show time is 2pm. 

Q: What ages of students attend camp?  Will there be someone close to my child’s age?

A: We have a wide variety of ages (8-17) in our Spring Break and summer camps. We believe that students gain experience learning from and interacting with students of different ages, backgrounds and abilities. We tend to always have a few students in each age bracket, so students are seldom the ONLY 14 year old or ONLY 9 year old. But each camp is different, and like Rock and Roll, unpredictable.

Q: Who are the Instructors/Staff?

A: Our instructors are real working musicians. They are chosen not only based on their qualifications, but also how they can relate to the students. Student safety is our top priority. All staff are background checked and trained in School of Rock safety practices.  

Q: What is the Student:Instructor ratio?

A: We have 5:1  student to staff ratios at all camps.

Q: How can I contact my child in the case of an emergency?

A: Please contact us at our regular phone number 424-966-7625(ROCK).

Q: What happens if we can’t make it to camp one/multiple day(s)?

A: We have limited space in our camps and often have  waitlists. We ask that your child attend all 5 days of camp because they are a large part of the entire set list. There are no partial refunds due to days missed.  Let us know if you have an unavoidable appointment or will miss a partial day. 

Q: What is the cancellation policy for SoR Camps? 

A: We offer a full refund if canceled at least 7 days before camp. There will be a 50% refund if canceled 6 days up until 24 hours before camp begins. No refund will be issued if canceled less than 24 hours before camp begins.

If for any reason School of Rock must cancel a camp due to low enrollment, you will be notified at least 72 hours in advance and issued a full refund.


Q: What are some things NOT to bring to camp?

A: Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, trading cards, personal electronic devices, etc. Anything that might distract them should stay at home. We do not take responsibility for any broken or lost items. Phones will be permitted for use during lunch only. Phones will be collected and returned at the end of the day if your student is found using it during camp.

Q: What are your drop-off and pick-up policies?

A: Please drop off at 9am and pick up promptly by 3pm. We appreciate your punctuality and request you notify us about any delays. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before camp. 

Q: Can another parent or friend pick my child up from camp?

A: We prefer the same person who drops off your child also picks them up.  If you need to have another parent, babysitter, or family friend pick up your student, please email us ahead of time with their full name. 


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