NORFOLK, Neb. -- While many students set aside their instruments for the summer, Aubrey Nykodym cranks up the volume and embracing her passion for rock. 

“It allows you to let your creative flow out and you can mesh with people that you wouldn’t be meshing with,” Nykodym said.

The guitarist from Elkhorn Valley High School has been to past camps but wanted to try out singing this year.

So she's practicing at rock band camp, started 18 years ago by Midwest Music Center owner Chad Barnhill.

“You always heard about marching band camps and summer camps that involved band but not really rock band camp,” Barnhill said.

The camp takes 12 through 19 year olds and has them do everything a normal band would from reading music to promoting their concert.

With only four days to prepare for a concert, practice is key especially with people you are not familiar with.

“Everybody here is so excited to play and I think that’s such a good quality to have," Nykodym said. "We have two drummers in my band and watching them mesh together as two separate drummers…just watching people work together is what I’m most excited about.”

While some of the kids will go on to start their own band after the camp, Barnhill believes the four-day camp helps students in another way.

“It’s been really neat to see shy people come into this and after four days they’re on stage with a microphone in front of their face singing," Barnhill said. "We’ve seen some fantastic changes in just four days out of these students.”

Weather permitting, the four bands will take the stage for a showcase on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before a full show on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.