Hummingbird's staff and counselors have all been raised under the Higgins family traditions and teachings, which keeps the camp running smoothly and peacefully. Although music is taken very seriously at the camp, the focus is not on competition. The children are encouraged to grow musically on their chosen instruments by starting their musical instruction at their current level of ability. Their experience at camp is enriched by private music lessons, chorus, transfer band, solos, concerts, and finally, they show their folks how much they've learned and grown when they perform for them on Sundays.
Nothing can be more empowering for a child than a camping experience at Hummingbird Music Camp, according to thousands of former campers. Watching children's musical talents and personalities blossom at Hummingbird was one of Kenneth Lloyd Higgins' greatest joys, and in fulfillment of his dream the hills surrounding Hummingbird Music Camp are alive with music and now art and chess.