Choral Camp

Choral Camp Info

After carefully discussing many possibilities, the Choral Camp administrative team has decided to cancel Choral Camp 2020. This is a sad and difficult decision to make, but no other option seems viable at this time. We are at peace with the decision because we believe Choral Camp would simply not be possible with the state guidelines for social distancing as they stand. Please contact the Choral Camp office at choralcamp@rosedale.edu if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you next year, fully charged and ready to go!

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Rosedale’s Choral Camp is an exciting adventure that intertwines learning music with lots of fun recreational activities. The camp is upbeat and positive, reflecting the philosophy that music is God’s gift to the church and is cause for celebration. We focus on the basics of sight reading music and singing in parts, but we also branch out into other programs such as string ensembles and band.

The camp accepts students who have completed grades 2 through 8 and have not yet entered grade 9. Campers vary in their musical skills from the untrained to those who have taken lessons for many years. All students, regardless of their training, have the opportunity to advance their musical skills to a higher level.

We will run two identical camps in 2020:

  • Camp One: July 6–10
  • Camp Two: July 13–17
Registration DateFirst ChildSecond ChildEach Additional Child
On or Before April 1$240$210$180
After April 1$270$240$210

Why Should You Send Your Child?

  • It’s fun and educational, all at the same time. See video here.
  • Classes are based on a comprehensive, sequential, varied curriculum. View curriculum charts.
  • Teachers are qualified. See Teacher Bios below (biographies are posted after instructor staffing is confirmed).
  • Campers receive spiritual care.
  • Worship Opportunities
    • Daily chapel
    • Campfires with the camp pastor
    • Prayer with dorm counselors
    • Hymn sing

Ken Miller has a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Science in Mathematics, both from the Ohio State University. He has served on the faculty at Rosedale Bible College for over two decades where he teaches music classes and directs the Rosedale Chorale. Ken also serves as a worship leader at Shiloh Mennonite Church.

 

Jennifer Miller holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Cedarville University. She teaches elementary music at Shekinah Christian School and has been a long-time private piano instructor. Jenny has been part of Choral Camp since its beginning in 1999. Jenny, and her husband Ken have four grown children and three grandchildren.


Amber Hartzler
has a bachelor’s degree in music education and a
master’s in special education. She teaches music for grades three – six
in her hometown of Lowville, NY. This is Amber’s 10 th choral camp.

Deborah Showalter holds bachelor’s degrees in International Studies
and Music Education and also has a background in Biblical studies and
Missions. She is a piano instructor, a worship leader, a traveler, and a
mother of five.

Jared Stutzman has an Associate’s in Biblical Studies with a music
emphasis from Rosedale Bible College and an bachelor’s in music
education . He currently is the choral director at Eastern Mennonite
High School. He has been involved with Choral Camp for 15 years and is
a father of 3 children.

Intern – Benjamin Barkdoll – working with Deborah in Culture Class and
heading up our strings program this year
* Ben is a sophomore at Northern Kentucky University studying music
education with a choral emphasis.
* Ben has been involved with choral camp for 12 years.

Drop Off:
Monday

10:30 Check In
12:00 Choral Camp Welcome – assembly for campers and their families
12:30 Choral Camp Cookout – lunch for campers and their families
1:20 Goodbyes to campers. Informational parents’ meeting in cafeteria

Pick Up:

Friday

2:00 Recitation – a demonstration of musical activities by campers for their families
3:00 Reception on the lawn for campers and families
Check out immediately following the reception

A zany, two-page newspaper, the Choral Camp Record, is published every day of Choral Camp. Campers get them delivered every morning; parents can check this site after 8:00 or 9:00 PM to get the scoop before the campers and maybe even see their children.

2019 Camps I and II

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As part of the activities, we host a hymn sing each week of camp for anyone who would like to attend. The hymn sing occurs on Thursday evening at 8:00, with an ice cream social following.

 

Bedding
sheets (for a single bed)
 blanket
 pillow

Clothing

(No short or tight shorts/skirts, spaghetti straps, or low-cut necklines, and no swimsuits without get-wet clothes, please)
Casual; for class and recreation
Clothes to get wet in
(no swimming wear please; dark-colored clothing works best)
Please mark tags with your child’s first and last names.

Khaki bottoms (slacks, skirt, or shorts for the recitation).
Please pin on the khaki bottoms a large note to your child: “Don’t wear until the recitation.”
Shoes and/or sandals
Wacky socks for Wednesday’s Wacky Sock Day
Socks for Wednesday’s off-campus adventure

Personal Supplies
Towels
Toiletries
Fan – with your name on it
Sunscreen
Mosquito spray
Water bottle with your name on it
Bag for laundry

Class Supplies
Bible
1-inch 3-ring binder with pockets* with your name on it (Binders larger than 1 inch don’t work well.)
2 pencils or pens*
Optional – Any acoustic instruments (no electronically amplified instruments, please) for use during discretionary time
Stringed instrument* (if signed up for a strings class)
Band instrument* (if signed up for band)

Recreation Supplies
2 cans of shaving cream*
A large sponge*
3 books to lend to the Choral Camp library for the week. (Please mark with camper’s first and last name.)

Optional
A night light
Goggles (for the shaving cream slide)
Swimsuits for girls (to be worn under get wet clothing)
Shower cap (for get wet activities)
Blank book or bound notebook for a journal
Addressed, stamped envelope to mail a letter home
You may wish to mark all clothing with camper’s name. Please be sure get wet clothes are marked.

Black Sharpies/fabric marker to let friends sign this year’s Choral Camp t-shirt

What to Leave At Home
Cellphones (if necessary, campers may use hall leaders’ phones; parents may contact their campers via the Choral Camp office)
Carbonated beverages
Radios, CD players, MP3’s, ipods
Video games
Large sums of money
Skateboards

* These items could be packed together for
your camper to take to the check-in Monday morning.

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