Alaska Mobile Camp
Music Camp is coming to Soldotna, Alaska!
When and Where
March 14-19, 2023
Peninsula Grace Church
44175 Kalifornsky Beach Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669
Children & Adults ages 7-115
Contact: Marcus Yoder
Phone: (907) 252-8961
Registration has closed.
*For scholarship needs, please contact Charity Coblentz: (330) 473-0070
Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:
Classes. Choirs. Chapel.
Biblical Challenge. Musical understanding. Choral training.
It’s important that you get in the right level of Rudiments, so you are neither bored nor overwhelmed.
Rudiments 1: Notation – a study of the elements of basic notation, simple time signatures, note and rest values, and scales.
Rudiments 2: Scales & Keys – a study of accidentals, major scales, major key signatures, and compound time signatures.
Rudiments 3: Intervals – a study of intervals and minor scales
If you sign up for Rudiments 2, you will receive a placement test to make sure you are in the right class.
Sight Singing aims to help you read new music as easily as you read a newspaper. Students learn various tips to help in sight reading, and have opportunities to practice skills through class exercises.
Leading Group Singing
This course is an introduction to basic elements of leading group singing. It provides a foundation and skills development applicable to both congregational song leading and choral conducting, while highlighting some uniqueness of both. Students will learn to lead with clarity, interpretive sensitivity, and appropriate command. Participants will conduct hymnbook-level music in class for instructor and peer review. Both men and women are welcome.
Children's Musical Skills
When we first start school, we learn about letters, how letters form words, and how words form sentences. In musical skills class, we do the same thing – only with music. Students will learn about notes, rhythms, rest, pitches, and how they all fit together to form a song. Learning how music works will strengthen their choir experience as they get skills to help them read unfamiliar music.
Join the choir and experience the joy of singing in a group; students say it’s their favorite part of camp! Choir is a fun way to put the things you’re learning in Rudiments and Sight-Singing into practice.
Adult Mass Choir
In chapel we explore God, music, and worship. We consider how the Bible teaches us to think about the questions surrounding music and worship, and how to respond to God in love and obedience.
These sessions are open to the public – all are welcome!
Tuesday, March 14 – Friday, March 17 @ 6:30 PM
MEN. Please wear full-button shirts, tails tucked in, with dressy/casual pants. Keep hair neatly trimmed.
WOMEN. Wear loose-fitting dresses or dressy tops and skirts (no slits, please) with sleeve lengths at least halfway between shoulder and elbow and skirt length below knees. Necklines should be near the base of your neck. Conform to your church’s requirements regarding the headship veiling.
CHILDREN. Please follow the adult dress code as closely as is reasonable. Do not wear t-shirts with logos or writing, please. For program attire, if black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.
Program Attire: Women, please wear a black dress with black shoes. Men, please wear black pants, white long-sleeved dress shirt, and black shoes.
Questions? Need more information? Please contact:
What ages can come to camp?
Children’s Camp: ages 7-14
Adult Camp: ages 15-115
Mobile Camps are not just for youth. We want to provide training in music and worship for the entire church body, young and old, at any level of experience.
How much does camp cost?
Child/Youth Camper (ages 7-14): $50
Adult Camper (age 15+): $195
PLEASE NOTE: Food costs are included in the above prices.
Can I make a donation to the Alaska Mobile Camp?
If you would like to make a donation to help with the expenses of the Alaska Mobile Music Camp, make your check payable to: “Anchor of Hope Christian Fellowship”.
The check can be sent to:
Anchor of Hope Christian Fellowship
PO Box 1260
Sterling, AK 99672
Can I sign up as a part-time student?
We are accepting only full-time students for this mobile camp. While the evening sessions are included in the full-time student’s day, no registration is required for those choosing to only attend the evening sessions, which begin at 6:30PM.
Do I have to pay right away when I sign up?
You do not have to pay the full amount when you sign up. You can choose to make only a deposit payment (half of full cost). The rest of the payment is due at orientation. Payments at orientation can be made by check or cash only.
Can I get a refund?
In the event of a cancellation, 10% of your tuition fee will be retained to help with the cost of processing your application.
Is any lodging provided?
Lodging will be available in area homes. If needed, you must indicate such when completing your application.
What meals are provided at camp?
Lunch and Supper are provided for full-time adult students and children in childcare. Lunch will be provided for the children in class, with supper as an option, if they are being supervised outside of Children’s Camp time.
When does registration close?
Registration opens December 1 and closes January 20.
Is childcare available?
Childcare is available for children under age 7 whose parents are full-time students.
For children and youth (ages 7-14) who are students at camp & their parents are also full-time students, supervision is offered after their day ends at 2:45PM.
All children will be the responsibility of the parent after 5:00PM.
Student Learning Files
The two choirs will present the pieces they’ve learned.
Location: Peninsula Grace Church
Time: Sunday, March 19, 6:00 PM
Meet Your Instructors
Dwilyn has taught music for more than 30 years at Faith Mennonite High School, Linville Hill Christian School, and Fairhaven Christian School. He received a degree in music education from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Christian School Administration from Grace College. Currently, Dwilyn drives a delivery truck for Gap Power Rental Company in Gap, PA. He continues to direct Gap Male Chorus (a 40-voice men’s choir which has been singing every year since 1922) as well as Men With A Song which has its roots at music camp. Dwilyn and his wife, Bertie, live on a small farm with 2,000 pigs and a few cats. Their five grown children are active in church and ministry in the Lancaster area. Along with choral conducting and playing the accordian, Dwilyn enjoys the outdoors–hunting, hiking, caring for fruit trees and spending time with family at a mountain cabin. He and his family attend Life Mennonite Fellowship, Willow Street, PA.
West Jefferson, OH
Lloyd has been a music instructor at Sarasota Christian School (Florida), Rosedale Bible Institute (Ohio) and Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya). He holds a BA in Music Education (Eastern Mennonite College), and an MA in Music Education with a choral conducting / vocal concentration (Ohio State University). He directed the Rosedale Chorale and other community and touring choirs during his active teaching years, served as an itinerant music resource among Mennonite churches in Germany, and directed the Hope Singers (Poland) from 2004-2018. He continues periodic musical activity with teaching, choral events, and composition, and has an ongoing passion for significant congregational worship and singing. He is self-employed as a choral arranger and composer (lillychapelpress.com), painter, handyman and commercial driver. Lloyd enjoys a variety of historic and international music, private aviation, motorcycling, mechanical tinkering, travel, and continues seeking an accurate working definition of "retirement". He is married to Mary (Slabaugh), formerly from Hartville, OH.
Ryan Kimberlin is a music educator and teacher. He teaches choir, general music, history and math full time at Osceola Christian School at the 6-12 grade level, and is involved in the administration of the school. Ryan completed his Bachelor of Music (vocal/conducting emphasis) in 2020. Ryan and his wife Joyce have four children, live in Covington, TX and are active members of Osceola Christian Fellowship.