Theme: Oh, What A Savior! (Isaiah)

Theme Scripture:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (Isaiah 61:1)

Description: This year we are excited to announce that we will be studying the book of Isaiah during Worship Arts Camp.  Our Doxology Collective has been writing new songs for this year’s camp. We see the beauty of Jesus prophesied in the Old Testament and look to Him as the Savior of the world. Jesus Saves!

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Age/Grade Range

Times

Total Cost per Camper

Preschool-Kindergarten

9:00am-12:00pm

$105 

1st-8th Grade

9:00am-2:00pm

$192

High School & Adults

6:00pm-8:00pm

$14 per elective


*An Online Processing Fee will be added when paying online. Fee can be avoided by registering & paying in person. Please note that Elective Choices are first come, first serve.

Note: We desire to make Worship Arts Camp a first-class camp for the glory of God.  We are always seeking to bring top level leaders, musicians, guests, and electives to serve your wonderful children.  As you might imagine, there are many expenses involved in putting on a camp that has now reached 252 campers (WAC 2023). We needed to raise the cost of WAC due to the growth, budget needs, and inflation. We realize this is a jump in cost. Please know that camp will not have a large increase like this every year. Gradual increases will be made in the future, as needed, based on prices of material and cost to hire people outside Bethel.

Scholarships: Please reach out to us regarding scholarships/help if you are in need. We have budgeted monies for this very ministry.  Email: amccuegomes@bbcyorktown.org

New Schedule for Kindergarten: We have observed that staying until 2:00 pm each day is hard for the kindergartners. They have a full morning which tends to leave them overly exhausted as camp continues into the afternoon. This year we will begin a new schedule for them: 9:00-12:00 pm. Note: This is the same schedule as the preschool. We believe this adjustment will care for the little ones and the teachers in a better manner.  

Adult Electives: We are excited to bring adult electives to Worship Arts Camp this year. Pastor Keith has wanted to offer something for every generation since the inception of WAC. These electives will be offered in the evenings Monday-Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm. Adults can pick and choose which elective(s) they want to do on a given night.

Friday Night Camp Presentation: On the evening of August 9th at 6:30pm we will have our end of week presentation. This is always an encouraging time as the campers get to share all they have learned during the week.

Sunday Morning Service: Each year the Sunday after camp the children lead the church in worship along with sharing some of what they learned during the week. We understand that some people leave for a final Summer vacation the Saturday after camp or attend another church. If you are in town and/or willing to miss your home church that Sunday, we would love to have you and your camper be an encouragement to the Bethel Church Family. The service is at 10:30. Call time is 10:00 in the Sanctuary.

Childcare for WAC Staff: We offer childcare for the volunteers of WAC for your children who are to young to participate in camp. You may register your children for childcare when you register as a volunteer.

Solo Auditions: This year we are beginning a new way of auditioning soloists. If your 3rd-8th grader is interested in auditioning for a solo then please let us know. These auditions will be held prior to camp. This will enable the child soloist to begin working on the song with the team straight away when the week starts. Be sure to choose the option to Solo Audition Interest on your child’s registration form if they are interested.

Electives

Please see below for a comprehensive list of all available electives for this year.

1st-4th Grade Electives
Elective #1 Session (1st-4th grade)

Elective 

Capacity

Description

Leader

Art Exploration

25

Campers will explore a different art medium each day ranging from clay sculpture to painting and drawing techniques.

Merry Carter

Beginner Culinary 

15

In this elective, campers will learn kitchen basics to include safety and cleanliness. They will learn how to properly read recipes and measure ingredients. Campers will get hands-on experience with age-appropriate recipes that they will be able to re-create on their own. They will prepare items such as no-bake granola bars, home-made fruit roll ups, and overnight oats. Our focus will be on recipes that the camper can self-sufficiently make and share at home. 

Jessica Weaver

Drum Circle

25

In this elective campers will learn how to worship God through playing hand drums in the form of a drum circle.  Students will also learn various drum patterns and hand drum techniques throughout the week

Brian Rowe

Drama Exploration

20

This elective is an introduction to acting. Through group games and activities, campers will explore pantomime, experimentation, improvisation, stage direction, diction, vocal projection, and overcoming stage fright. 

Joy McMinn

Piano Class

8

In this elective, campers will be introduced to the piano: how to sit, pedals, white and black keys, high and low, how the keyboard works, how to use your hand/fingers at the piano, and beginner exercises. This elective will give campers exposure to this wonderful instrument. 

Ania Turner

Sign Language 

15

Campers in this class will learn the American Sign Language signs for “In Christ Alone.” We will focus strictly on signs and not grammar, so there is no previous knowledge of ASL needed. 

Sara Winant

Vocal Ensemble

15

In this elective, campers will learn the fundamentals of music and singing in a choral setting. They will learn vocal and choral technique, sight-reading, ear-training, and the basics of music theory while creating music together. 

Pam Young

Elective #2 Session (1st-4th grade)

Elective 

Capacity

Description

Leader

Acoustic Guitar

15

In this elective, campers will be taught the basics of guitar playing, including holding the instrument, playing with a pick, strumming patterns, and basic chords.  No musical background needed just a desire to learn.

Ed Flowers

Art Exploration

25

Campers will explore a different art medium each day ranging from clay sculpture to painting and drawing techniques.

Merry Carter

Drama Exploration

25

This elective is an introduction to acting. Through group games and activities, campers will explore pantomime, experimentation, improvisation, stage direction, diction, vocal projection, and overcoming stage fright. 

Joy McMinn

Drum Circle

25

In this elective campers will learn how to worship God through playing hand drums in the form of a drum circle.  Students will also learn various drum patterns and hand drum techniques throughout the week.

Brian Rowe

Origami

20

In this elective, campers will learn the Japanese art of paper folding. Campers will create paper sculptures inspired by imagery and stories from the Bible.

Marissa Henrich

Piano Class (Beginner)

8

In this elective, campers will be introduced to the piano: how to sit, pedals, white and black keys, high and low, how the keyboard works, how to use your hand/fingers at the piano, and beginner exercises. This elective will give campers exposure to this wonderful instrument. 

Ania Turner

5th-8th Grade Electives
Elective #1 Session (5th-8th grade)

Elective 

Capacity

Description

Leader

Acoustic Guitar

15

In this elective, campers will be taught the basics of guitar playing, including holding the instrument, playing with a pick, strumming patterns, and basic chords.  No musical background needed just a desire to learn.

Ed Flowers

A/V- Lighting 

6

This elective will show campers how the lighting equipment/system displays an array of colors, different levels of brightness, and the many types of lighting features with hands-on experience that is used for Sunday morning services in the sanctuary or other events that take place at the church.  

Michael Joyner

A/V- Propresenter

5

In this elective, campers will learn the basics of Propresenter (slideshow software). This will include, setting a playlist, video and worship slides, arrangement and themes (sermons, worship), editing and stage display. Campers will learn how to create a new arrangement with hands-on experience. 

Marissa Henrich

Drama Performance

12

Campers in this elective will learn about stage direction, blocking, diction, articulation, and voice projection. Campers will build confidence and competence in acting by participating in a skit for presentation on the final night of worship. 

Savannah Blackwell

Intro. to Drums

4

In this elective, campers will learn what each drum is and how it functions, along with the different cymbals and pedals. Children will learn how to “hit” a drum and basic beat. 

Hunter Agett

Lyrical Dance

15

Lyrical takes the technical elements of ballet, jazz, and other dance genres to create dance that underscores the meaning of the lyrics. Campers will learn some basic elements of ballet and jazz and how those elements can be used to accentuate powerful lyrics.

Amber Parrot

Painting

15

Each camper in this elective will work from a reference to create a painting under the direction of local artist, Betty Kern. While painting, campers will explore varying brush strokes, color theory, color mixing, shadows, gradation, and light. 

Betty Kern

Photography

8

Campers will learn the basics of using a digital camera and lenses while also learning about different types of lighting, and 5 different types of photography. We will be taking pictures throughout the week of WAC to be included in a slideshow for the final night of worship. The campers will discover how photography can be used to the glory of God. 

Kelly Joyner

Knitting 

10

In this elective, campers will learn the basics of a craft that has been practiced since about A.D. 200. Campers will start by making a bookmark, but eventually, even beginners will gain skills to make hats and scarves. 

Jane Bates

Woodwinds
(Flute, Clarinet, Saxophones)

25

In this elective, campers will have an opportunity to learn techniques and more about their instrument from a seasoned professional. Each camper will need to have their own instrument or rent an instrument. (Music and Arts- Kiln Creek is very reasonable in rentals.) This is a new offering for WAC and we hope it will encourage those who play woodwind instruments and those who are interested in playing one.

Brandon Musko

Elective #2 Session (5th-8th grade)

Elective 

Capacity

Description

Leader

Music Appreciation: Great Christian Composers

10

In this elective, campers will be introduced to the great Christian composers in classical music. Campers will hear music by these composers, learn biographical information and the contributions they have made in music. 

AJ Lumagui

Intermediate Culinary

15 

In this elective, campers will sharpen their basic culinary knowledge. Campers will review kitchen safety and cleanliness. They will learn how to safely use a knife, identify different kinds of knives, as well as naming knife cuts. Campers will complete a composed dish through learning soup and sauce making, meat cookery, basic baking and crafting a quick, easy, yet stunning dessert. 

Jessica Weaver

Intro. to Drums

4

In this elective, campers will learn what each drum is and how it functions, along with the different cymbals and pedals. Children will learn how to “hit” a drum and basic beat. 

Hunter Agett

Knitting 

10

In this elective, campers will learn the basics of a craft that has been practiced since about A.D. 200. Campers will start by making a bookmark, but eventually, even beginners will gain skills to make hats and scarves. 

Jane Bates

Painting

15

Each camper in this elective will work from a reference to create a painting under the direction of local artist, Betty Kern. While painting, campers will explore varying brush strokes, color theory, color mixing, shadows, gradation, and light. 

Betty Kern

WAC Podcast

7

In this elective, campers will learn about audio gear, Pro Tools (recording software), video capture/production. They will host and be guests for the WAC Podcast that will be released on Spotify and the Doxology316 Youtube channel throughout the week.

Pastor Keith

Sign Language 

15

Campers in this class will learn the American Sign Language signs for “In Christ Alone.” We will focus strictly on signs and not grammar, so there is no previous knowledge of ASL needed. 

Sara Winant

Songwriting

8

As an introduction to the art of songwriting, campers will work together as a team guided by an experienced songwriter to craft both a melody and lyrics for an original song intended for corporate worship.

Kathryn Arthur

Vocal Ensemble

15

In this elective, campers will learn the fundamentals of music and singing in a choral setting. Campers will learn vocal and choral technique, sight-reading, ear-training, and the basics of music theory while creating music together. 

Pam Young

Woodwinds
(Flute, Clarinet, Saxophones)

25

In this elective, campers will have an opportunity to learn techniques and more about their instrument from a seasoned professional. Each camper will need to have their own instrument or rent an instrument. (Music and Arts- Kiln Creek is very reasonable in rentals.) This is a new offering for WAC and we hope it will encourage those who play woodwind instruments and those who are interested in playing one.

Brandon Musko

High School – Adult Electives

Elective 

Capacity

Day

Description

Leader

Culinary

25

Monday

Egg rolls are a popular appetizer both in China and around the globe. In this cooking class, you will learn the proper techniques to make delicious deep -fried egg rolls at home, including how to prep, fill, roll and fry. We will incorporate a delicious house made sweet and sour sauce to dip with.

Jessica Weaver

Music Fundamentals for Worship – 101

25

Tuesday

In this elective, we will introduce the staff, notes and pitches; treble and bass clef; note value; time signatures; dynamics; flats, sharps & naturals and more. 

Pastor Keith McMinn

Woodworking

7

Tuesday

Learn the basics of woodworking by making a set of unfinished cornhole boards.  Students will learn shop safety and proper use of hand tools and power tools.  Basic eye and ear protection will be provided.  Please mark if you require prescription glasses to ensure the proper type of goggles.

Will Goldsmith

Art- Painting

25

Wednesday

In this elective, we will as a class reflect on the promise given in the scripture of Isaiah 43:2a. We will use the imagery of the scripture to inspire a painting that will incorporate skills using acrylic painting, color blending, value, and space.  

Merry Carter

Music Fundamentals for Worship – 201

25

Wednesday

In this elective, we will examine sharp and flat scales; key signatures; the chromatic scale; intervals & the circle of fifths; perfect, major and minor intervals; sixteenth notes; triads, the dominant 7th chord and more.

Pastor Keith McMinn

Graphic Design for You and Your Community

25

Thursday

Learn to design your own flyers, posters, presentations, social media posts, and more! We will discuss design tips & tricks, specific concepts that impact the design pieces assigned for that day, and use different features of the Canva program we’ll use for all our projects.
*Limited laptops are available for student use – students can bring their own functional laptops as long as they are in good working order

Christina Brandal

Day Themes w/ Songs

 

Day Themes w/ Songs

Day

Theme/Song

Verse(s)

Monday

Jesus, God from Eternity
Song: God of the Heavens

Isaiah 40:18-31

Tuesday

Jesus is with Us
Song: He Made A Way

Isaiah 43

Wednesday

Jesus is Our Peace
Song: He Is Our Peace

Isaiah 53

Thursday

Jesus Satisfies
Song: All Who Are Thirsty

Isaiah 55

Friday

Proclaim Jesus
Song: Jesus Saves!

Isaiah 61:1-3

Contact
Pastor Keith McMinn, Pastor/Director: kmcminn@bbcyorktown.org
Alanna McCue-Gomes, Ministry Assistant: amccuegomes@bbcyorktown.org


Bethel Baptist Church
757-867-8082
bbcyorktown.org


Social Media
Facebook: Doxology316
Instagram: @doxology316

Camp Reviews

The entire week is an incredible balance of fun and learning. My daughter enjoyed time that was well focused on both musical excellence and spiritual formation. Each of the teachers/leaders were energetic and exuded the love of God. She has been eagerly awaiting her return this year! 
Ben Little, Worship Pastor, Seaford Baptist Church

 

The camp is well done and organized.  The children are kept busy and have a great time!  The program at the end is a perfect showcase of what they’ve learned all week. 
Chris Van Doren, Parent

 

My daughter and I were both involved in the preschool side of WAC. It was perfect for children who haven’t started school yet as the activities were age appropriate and engaging! Each day my daughter asked if we could go back the next day. She loved every minute of camp! 
Savanna Coburn, Parent