Children’s Camp

Children’s Camp is a great opportunity for children and youth of ages 7-15 to get to sing. They have a choir experience where they get to sing with other children under a capable director who will make it both educational and fun.  They will also get to take a class which will help them read and understand music.


Children’s Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:20am-3:30pm.  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. Camp also includes chapel, recreation, snack 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 the Choral Festival, 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 for Children’s Camp is currently closed.

Please check back in January for more information.

Meet the 3 C’s of your learning experience:

Choir. Class. Choral Festival.


Treble Choir, Ages 7-10

Treble Choir rehearses twice daily Monday through Friday. Choir students also participate in Dress Rehearsal and the Choral Festival.

Conductor: Dwilyn Beiler 


Youth Choir, Ages 11-15

Youth choir rehearses twice daily Monday through Friday. Choir students also participate in Dress Rehearsal and the Choral Festival.

Conductor: Franklin Miller


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.

Classes meet Monday through Friday. Class placement is by age, and is designed to be within reach of all, and yet challenging to those who are more advanced.

Musical Skills I (ages 7-9)

Musical Skills II (ages 10-12)

Sight Singing (ages 13-15)

Instructors: Sarah Sommers, Randall Martin, Dwilyn Beiler
Textbooks: Sing at First Sight textbook required for ages 13-15

Adult Class Option. For an additional $95 CDN (plus textbook fee), students ages 13-15 may choose to take an 8:20am Adult Rudiments class (view class description). This will require textbook purchase or rental. First-time participants will take an online placement test before coming to camp.  Children 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.

Choral Festival

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

On Saturday, children should be at Wallenstein Bible Chapel at 5:15pm for practice and dress rehearsal. Children are not required to be in formal choir attire for this dress rehearsal, and should have supper before coming to practice.

On Sunday, children should be at Wallenstein Bible Chapel by 2:00pm, dressed in their formal choir attire.  All children are to be back to their rehearsal places by 6:45pm in preparation for the evening program.

Treble Choir will sit with their parents in the designated place in the audience after they sing. Parents are responsible for their direct supervision for the remainder of the afternoon program, and for the time between programs, whether at the facility or at home. Following the afternoon program, a light supper will be provided for Treble Choir students staying at the church under their parent’s supervision.  Supervising parents staying between programs may purchase a supper from the camp or to pack their own supper. 

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


Monday - Friday

At Countryside Christian School
8:20Rudiments Class (13-15, if registered)
9:20Children's Camp Begins
9:50Recreation (7-12)
12:30Crafts/Musical Skills/Recreation
1:10Sight-Singing (13-15)
1:40Recreation/Crafts (7-12)


At Wallenstein Bible Chapel
5:15Choir Rehearsal
7:00Dress Rehearsal


At Wallenstein Bible Chapel
2:00Choir Rehearsal
6:45Choir Rehearsal


What ages are allowed in Children's Camp?

Anyone ages 7-15 is welcome.

Do my children need to wear concert uniform at dress rehearsal?
No, their daily class uniform will be fine.



Children’s Camp costs $110 CDN. 

Dress Code

Please Do
  • Girls: Wear dresses or skirts that cover and extend well below the knee whether standing or sitting.
  • Boys: Wear denim or khaki pants.
  • All: Wear shoes or sandals.
Please Don’t
  • Girls: Wear shirts or blouses with low-cut necklines, that are tight-fitting, or that are sleeveless.
  • Boys: Wear sleeveless shirts or shorts.
  • All: Wear clothing with logos larger than 2” square.
Program Attire
  • Solid-colored black pants and white shirts for boys
  • Black dresses for girls. If black is unavailable, a dark solid is acceptable.


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