Music Camp is coming to Central Kansas!
When and Where
May 26-29, 2022
Pleasantview Activity Center &
Pilgrim Christian School
For the Conservative Mennonite Churches of Reno County*
Children & Adults ages 8-115
*April 1, registration open to individuals out of the area.
Contact: Sheri Nisly
Phone: (620) 615-2954
Registration has closed.
*For scholarship needs, please contact Charity Coblentz: (330) 473-0070
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. Cover your hair with your church-prescribed 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:
Who is this camp for?
This Mobile Camp is specifically for the following congregations:
Center, Cedar Crest, Arlington, Prairie Chapel, Word of Life, Plainview, and Cornerstone.
April 1, registration open to individuals out of the area, as there is availability.
What ages can come to camp?
Children’s Camp: ages 8-14
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.
What meals are provided at camp?
Lunch and Supper are provided for full-time adult students.
Can I sign up as a part-time student?
You can either sign up to be a full-time student, or you can sign up for Mass Choir only.
How much does camp cost?
Child/Youth Camper (ages 8-14): $50
Adult Camper (age 15+): $150
Mass Choir Only: $75
PLEASE NOTE: Food costs are not included in the above prices.
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 will automatically be charged to you on May 10.
When does registration close?
Registration opens March 15 and closes April 28.
Is any lodging provided?
Since this camp is primarily for the local community, there are no lodging options provided. Please contact the Kansas Administration with questions.
Is childcare available?
Childcare is available for children under age 8 whose parents are full-time or mass choir only students. The cost of childcare is $15/child per day.
Can I get a refund?
In the event of a cancellation, 50% of your tuition fee will be retained to help with the cost of processing your application.
Meet Your Instructors
Anthony has been around schools in some capacity for most of his life, drawn by his love of reading, music, and learning. He graduated from the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at Faith Builders and from Eastern University with a bachelor of arts in music. He finds great fulfillment in being part of the vibrant learning community at Philadelphia Classical School, where he is employed as gym teacher, choir director, and office assistant. When he’s not at school, he enjoys coffee and conversation with his wife Jessica, playing with his three children, composing and arranging music, reading and discussing books, playing basketball, running, and exploring his adopted hometown of Philadelphia.
Wendell is a composer, choir director, and music educator, with a particular interest in contemporary hymnody and choral music. In addition to music composition and itinerant teaching work, Wendell finds employment in music arranging, editing, proofreading, consulting, and private instruction in theory and composition; and holds music composition degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus, 2008), the University of Toronto (MMus, 2010) and Western University (PhD, 2016). He enjoys model trains, tree houses, aviation, Lego bricks, rainy days, puzzles, and life with his beautiful wife Janelle and their four lively children.
James S. Martin
James is an advocate for the singing witness of the Mennonite tradition. He works in business management for a small IT company and, on the side, enjoys teaching and writing about the role of singing in the community. He taught junior high and high school level music and other subjects in Mennonite schools in PA and TX for thirteen years before relocating to central MO where he resides currently. He directs the Midwest Mennonite Men’s Chorus events, as well as various local choir projects, and has led congregational worship regularly for over two decades. His chief musical interest hovers around the successes and struggles in Anabaptist congregational singing. James lives with his wife Keri and their five children on a Missouri hillside, trying to coax vegetables and beef out of the rocky soil. He serves as a deacon at Ridge View Mennonite (PMC).
Nolan taught music and directed the Faith Chorale at Faith Mennonite High School for twenty years. Now a software developer, he continues to teach music on the side, including at Faith Builders winter term. He holds a Music Education degree from West Chester University and has sung with the Faith Builders Chorale, Oasis Chorale, and Hope Singers. He enjoys reading, listening to audio books, promoting Anabaptist thought, and traveling. He and his wife, Alena, live in Quarryville, PA with their daughter, Carita. They attend Rawlinsville Mennonite Church where Nolan serves as pastor.
Lyle Stutzman graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He teaches music at Mt. Olive School and Pleasant View School in Montgomery, Indiana, gives private voice and piano lessons, arranges and composes choral music, runs an online business selling choral sheet music (www.blueskymusic.net), and works from his home office. He enjoys reading to his children, playing games, cooking and eating meat, making amazing sticky buns, and spending time with friends and family. Lyle and Maria live in Washington, Indiana with their five children: Scott, Ivana, Megan, Levi, and Selah.