Rock the Mountain Music Camp
Rock the Mountain Music Camp is a place where musicians come together to form a modern Christian rock band in a week’s time. Campers will learn and perform new Christian rock music as well as old standards with a new twist. Guitarists, singers, bass players, keyboardists, and drummers are all invited. Experience recommended but not necessary. Campers will work on their individual music skills, practice as a group, work on song writing, and also look into how modern Christian music can be used to bring us closer to God. Traditional camp activities like Bible study, hiking, swimming, and campfires are also part of the daily routine. Drums and keyboards will be provided. All other musicians are asked to bring their own instruments, acoustic or electric.
Meet your Dean, B.J. & Bo Collins
B.J. Collins and Bo Collins are father and son team. B.J. has been playing Christian rock music since the mid 1990's and Bo began his Christian music career in 2006 at the age of 14. Both Collins men play in the band Seventy Times Seven (www.70x7.com) and are the group’s principal writers.
Seventy Times Seven was founded by B.J. Collins in 1996, and began publishing RealAudio and MP3 recordings on the 70x7.com website in 1997. The band's songs have been heard by listeners from all over the world, and there have already been over three million downloads of the band's music from online music websites like Amazon.com, iTunes.com, eMusic.com, Mp3.com, ReverbNation.com, Spotify.com, Soundclick.com, ArtistLaunch.com, and Mp3.com.au (Australia). The songs of 70x7 have risen to the top of the Christian charts on several indie music websites. The band's newest recording project, entitled Born Again and Again, is being managed by the TMG record label, with worldwide distribution through The Orchard, and was officially released on July 17, 2012.
Over the years, 70x7 has served a variety of audiences, including an opening night worship concert at the 2000 Creation Festival. 70x7 has partnered in ministry with many churches, Christian colleges, and faith-based organizations. Some of the band's past partners include the United Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church of America, Presbyterian Church USA, Assemblies of God, American Baptist Churches USA, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Pentecostal Church of God, Anglican churches, Episcopal churches, Full Gospel churches, independent Christian churches, hospitals, pregnancy centers, pro-life advocates, and others.
In addition to their work with 70x7, both of the Collins men serve as local church worship leaders. B.J. Collins leads the Saturday night band at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, and he also leads the praise band at New Stanton United Methodist Church on Sunday mornings in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Bo Collins serves as worship leader for Homestead Park United Methodist Church in Munhall, Pennsylvania.