COLUMBIA, Md—Lamplight Artists‘ “All About Kids Productions” summer performing arts camps are underway and Maryland/Delaware churches are using the camps as community outreaches.
The camps, which are turn-key type productions brought to churches, are designed for children entering grades second through eighth. They include music, stage movement, acting, and dance along with Bible study, all in a biblically-focused atmosphere.
The grand finale is an end-of-the week performance for family and friends. This year’s theme is “A Tale of Two Houses,” based on Matthew 7.
Amy Patrick of First Baptist Church of Laurel, Md., said in a Facebook post that what she liked best about the camp was her “daughters using their God-given gifts to glorify Him through music and dance.”
Yolanda Coleman Brown wrote, “Praise God for a wonderful week experiencing Lamplight Artist through my 3 children and seeing the enthusiasm the day they received their CD in the mail to practice…WOW.”
Camps will be offered in Bel Air, Brunswick, Columbia, Davidsonville, Laurel, Potomac, Rockville and Upper Marlboro, among other places.
Now is also the time to consider hosting a 2015 camp, which will have the theme, “The Greatest Treasure Hunt on Earth.”
For the interns who serve each summer, the camps are life-changing as well. Eric, a theatre student from Cedarville University, said, “Whether in [teaching] biblical truth or performing arts, when you see a kid click and take ownership of what they are learning, the awe of seeing that light in their eyes and the feeling that you helped them to that point is so powerful. That feeling is only matched by the humility and gratitude to God you feel, for He was the One who put the pieces in place for you to have that experience.”
He added, “I have grown in so much self-discovery. I know what makes me tick much better now, how to utilize self-control, how to give and take and to get along with others better, and so much more. In leaving my comfort zones I have been pushed to grow more that I would have thought.”
More information about the camp, a list of churches, and registration information, visit the All About Kids Productions website at http://lamplightartists.com. To view videos from camps held so far this summer, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lamplightartists.