Children/Youth Camp

Children/Youth Camp is a great opportunity for children and youth ages 8-17 to sing and learn with others. They will sing in choir under an experienced director who will make it both educational and fun. Classes will help children read and understand music as they learned to read and understand words.


Children/Youth Camp is Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM. In choir, students see the music, notes, rests, and rhythms. In class, they learn what those things mean and how they work together to form a song. The teachers work hard to customize material for each age level so it’s accessible and exciting.


Camp is also a social experience. Lunches are provided, and everyone gets to eat together. Lunch time also includes recreation and games – a welcome break from the mental work of classes and choir.


All the learning and singing during the week is pushing toward an end goal – performing at ChoralFest, getting to share what they’ve been learning with family and other audience members. This is a highly satisfying chance to show what they did throughout the week.

Registration has closed.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Choir. Class. ChoralFest.


Children’s Choir (Ages 8-12)
Meets twice daily, Monday-Friday. This choir is for treble voices only. (Male singers in this age range with changed voices may be promoted to the Youth Choir.) Students enrolled in choir also participate in Dress Rehearsal and ChoralFest.

Conductor: Gwendolyn Good

Youth Choir (Ages 13-17)*
This SATB choir rehearses twice daily, Monday-Friday. Students enrolled in choir are expected to participate in the ChoralFest, including Dress Rehearsal on Saturday evening.

Conductor: Dwilyn Beiler

*Beginning in 2024, youth ages 16-17 will be placed in Youth Choir.


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, rests, pitches, and how they all fit together to form a song. Class placement is by age.

Ages 8-10: Musical Skills I
Ages 11-12: Musical Skills II
Ages 13-14: Musical Skills III
Ages 15-17: Musical Skills III or Adult Sight Singing

Skills Instructors:
Kristin Nolt
Deana Swanson
Gwendolyn Good

*Students ages 15-17 may choose to take an online test and be placed into an Adult Sight Singing class (view class description). This class will require purchasing a textbook. Students who do not complete the test will be placed in Musical Skills III.

Adult Rudiments (optional). For an additional $115 (plus textbook fee), students ages 15-17 may choose to take an 8:00AM Adult Rudiments class (view class description). This will require renting or purchasing a textbook. First-time participants are required to take an online placement test before coming to camp. Youth who have taken an Adult Rudiments class in a prior year will be placed in the next level unless they request to retake a level. If a youth camper signs up for this class, they are expected to attend chapel as well.


All students enrolled in choir sing in the ChoralFest, including the dress rehearsal on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, children should be at the ChoralFest venue at 4:45PM for practice and dress rehearsal. 

On Sunday, the formal ChoralFest begins at 3:00PM. Children should be at the ChoralFest venue by 1:20PM, dressed in their formal choir attire.

Children should bring games and books to occupy themselves quietly during and between programs. Following the afternoon program, supper will be served. After dismissal of the evening program, children are once again the responsibility of their parents.


Monday - Friday

At Legacy Christian School
9:00Registration (Monday only)
10:15Choir Rehearsal 1
11:40Lunch Break
12:40Musical Skills I-III or
Adult Sight Singing
1:50Choir Rehearsal 2


At ChoralFest venue
5:00Choir Rehearsal
7:00Dress Rehearsal


At ChoralFest location
1:20Arrival in concert attire
1:40Choir Rehearsal
3:00ChoralFest Concert I
6:30ChoralFest Concert II


What ages are allowed in Children/Youth Camp?

Ages 8-17 are welcome.

When is the application deadline?

Children and Youth applications will be accepted through June 10.

What are attendance expectations?

Children and youth are expected to attend all classes and choir rehearsals in the schedule. Please do not be absent without first communicating with administration.

If a youth camper signs up for a Rudiments class (Class Period 1), they are expected to attend chapel as well.

What if my son has a changed voice?

Changed voices are welcome! He will sing in the Youth Choir.

What guidelines are in place at camp to ensure the safety of children and youth?

SCMC instructors and staff who teach or supervise students under age 18 at camp have completed abuse awareness and prevention training through Ministry Safe and have had a background check completed. In addition, they annually review and agree to follow the SCMC policies for the protection of minors.

Do my children need to wear concert attire at dress rehearsal?

No, their daily class attire will be fine.

Dress Code

  • Follow camp dress guidelines as much as possible.

  • Wear shoes or sandals. Do not go barefoot or wear flip flops.

  • Do not wear T-shirts (boys).

Program Attire

  • Solid-colored black pants and white shirts for boys.

  • Black dresses for girls. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.



The total cost for Children/Youth Camp is $180.
Textbook, music purchases, and testing fees will be in addition to this.

  • Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $130 (includes class, choir, lunches, and Sunday supper at ChoralFest)
Make Checks Payable To

Shenandoah Christian Music Camp
PO Box 5
Wilmot, OH 44689



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