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ABSC music camps set for June, July

ARKADELPHIA – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team will offer two music camps this summer at Ouachita Baptist University. The first camp, JoyWorks, will be held June 24-27, and the second camp, PraiseWorks, will be held July 14-18. 

JoyWorks is a worship arts camp for children completing fourth through sixth grades. The camp will allow children to see the unique ways God has gifted them and will allow them to explore those gifts.

This year’s theme is “Get Reel.” The camp will provide children with four tracks titled “Lights!” “Camera!” “Action!” and “Soundtrack!” Participants will also get the opportunity to share their God-given talents in music, drama and visual arts.

PraiseWorks is a student worship arts camp for students who have completed seventh through 12th grades. Students who have completed sixth grade may participate only if their church allows sixth-graders in their youth ministry. The camp will offer 28 different tracks and allow students to choose two tracks in which to participate.

The goal of the camp is to equip students with hands-on experiences and give them a place to discover and develop their passion and their God-given abilities. 

“Every church used to offer opportunities for students to learn about music and worship. Because church programming is so full, this has been dropped by many churches. Students are missing out on worship leadership opportunities in churches. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to learn how to lead worship creatively in a local church,” said Larry Grayson, ABSC evangelism and church health team member. 

For more information and to register for JoyWorks, visit www.joyworksarkansas.com. Registration deadline is June 16. 

For more information and to register for PraiseWorks, visit www.praiseworksarkansas.com. Registration deadline is July 7. Both camps are provided by Cooperative Program gifts of Arkansas Baptists.

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