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We are sorry to announce that Music and Drama Camp is canceled for this summer, June 2020 due to Covid-19 and government mandates. Those who have already registered will be receiving an e-mail concerning their registration fee reimbursement.

We look forward to seeing you on campus next school year or at Music and Drama Camp next summer June 7-11, 2021.


Camp: June 7-11, 2021

Early-bird rate registration deadline: April 10
Registration closes: May 10
Audition forms with video links due: May 10

Be inspired this summer at Music & Drama Camp

If you enjoy challenges in the performing arts and desire to make new connections, join campers from around the United States for an exciting week at Maranatha Music and Drama Camp! The Music Tracks provide optimal musical experiences and challenges for musical and personal growth. The Drama Track invokes the passion and energy of performing arts, both in front of and behind the curtain. In all tracks, workshops and recreational activities are balanced to provide campers with both learning and leisure time.


Stage Crew


  • Beginning Band | no band experience (a day camp from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM) Directed by Teresa Herbert

  • Cadet Band | one year of band experience (typically 6th or 7th grade) Directed by Trisha Taylor

  • Intermediate/Advanced Band | two or more years of band experience | Directed by Dr. David Brown


  • Rehearse with the band.

  • Receive specialized instruction on their instrument: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Low Brass, or Percussion.

  • Sing in the camp choir (for those campers 12 by January 2020).

  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


  • After registration is completed and campers are in their designated rehearsal rooms, the band director will confirm whether they are in the correct band for their level and age. Additional adjustments may be made during the first scheduled rehearsal.

  • For questions regarding band track, email David Brown.



Come and learn from professionals in the field of video and movie production. With our flexible learning setup, you will learn and grow through the week no matter your previous experience. You will improve your individual skills and learn to work with a creative team through collaborative projects. Areas to be covered through the week include:

  • Cinematography

  • Special Effects

  • Editing

  • Scripting

  • Team Work

  • Directing


  • No audition requirements for the cinema track.

  • Students must have completed at least their Freshman year of high school.

  • For questions regarding the cinema track, email Isaiah Kazarovich.


2020 MUSICAL: ALADDIN JR. (For those entering 7th grade and above)

The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for you at this year’s Drama camp!



The Mouse that Roared adapted by Christopher Sergel. Based on the book by Leonard Wibberley.

When tiny Grand Fenwick’s only export, a specialized coffee, is ripped off by a company in California, their entire economy collapses. Things look dire until the young Queen Gloriana points out an important fact: no country that has declared war on the United States has ever gone hungry. Maybe a declaration of war seems a little drastic, but the Fenwickians are ready to take up arms for their country and their coffee. This mouse of a nation is ready to roar, and this time, they’re going to be heard.

Track description: This track includes special workshops on makeup and acting and features its own performance of a popular and engaging comedy! Roughly twelve senior high students will be selected during the audition period to be part of this production. The track will rehearse separately from the musical production but will join the camp for all other activities. A Thursday night performance will complete this camp experience. Campers in this track will put their newly-acquired makeup skills to the test by assisting with makeup preparations for Aladdin, Jr.





  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


  • Take daily lessons with master teachers.
  • Have practice time every day during the private lesson time.
  • Be assigned a duet partner, choose a duet piece, and practice with a duet coach.
  • Be in an ensemble learning sight reading, playing by ear, and developing a level-specific piece for the concert.
  • Attend various piano-specific workshops.
  • Sing in the camp choir.
  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


Stage Crew


  • Enjoy all the fun of the stage, without standing in the spotlight. Join us for a week of technical theatre, where you will learn the basics of set construction, painting techniques, lighting, sound, and running a production from behind the scenes. You will help build an entire set in one week and see it "come to life" in the Drama Camp’s production.

  • Campers (grades 8-12) will be stretching flats, building frames and platforms, and painting scenes. They will learn about tool usage and safety, constructing moveable stages, production organization, stage movements, and lighting design, settings, and controls.

  • No previous experience is needed, as training will be provided for both beginning and experienced stagehands. Be sure to bring clothes for painting as well as black pants and a long-sleeved black shirt. Remember, in any production, the most important people wear black!


  • Stage crew campers do not have auditions, but campers need to report to the gym stage after completing registration.

  • For questions regarding the stage crew track, email Isaiah Oetken.


Music and Drama Camp has two string tracks

  • Intermediate Strings Track for those students in Suzuki books 2 and 3.
  • Advanced Strings Track for those students in Suzuki books 4 and up.
Age range Price Camp times Includes
For students going into 5th grade $95 Short-day camp – arrive at 9:30, leave at 5:00 Track time and lunch
For students who are 11 - 12 years old, but not 12 by January 2019  $220 Arrive for breakfast and leave after the evening service or stay with sponsors Choir, track time, 3 meals, and the evening service
For students 12 years old by January 2019 $310 (early bird) / $355 (after April 10) Full camp experience. Above opportunities plus  staying in the dorm


  • Play in an orchestra or string ensemble.
  • Sing in the camp choir (for those campers 12 by the January before camp).
  • Participate in the afternoon General Music Electives.


  • See our listing of practice music as you prepare.
  • Listen to all the music via YouTube, preferably with parts and/or scores in hand.
  • Print and bring your orchestra parts with you to camp.
    • A letter from the instructors will be posted later.

STRING AUDITIONS for Advanced Strings (not intermediate):

  • There will be a short audition for seating on the Monday morning of camp. No one will be excluded from the orchestra on the basis of this audition. 
  • Read more about String Auditions
  • For questions regarding the strings track please email Lewis Rosove. or Miss Melody Steinbart (Intermediate).

CAMP FACULTY (assisted by MBU alumni and students)

David Brown

David Brown

Band and Choir
Ruth Brown - Faculty

Ruth Brown

Brus, June

June Brus


Isaiah Kazarovich

David Ledgerwood

David Ledgerwood

Piano and Choir
Chistina Miller - Faculty

Christina Miller

Jeffrey Miller - Faculty

Jeff Miller


Isaiah Oetken

Stage Crew
Lewis Rosove - Faculty

Lewis Rosove

Steinbart, Melody

Melody Steinbart

Strings and Choir
Janet Tschida - Faculty

Janet Tschida


Amanda Warren


We are surrounded by other musicians for the whole week, and we have access to many great musical professors and counselors...I look forward to Music Camp for months and count down the days until it begins!

Elizabeth Hudson


I was encouraged to witness the incredible progress made by my students in one week of camp

Dr. David Townsend

Freedom Christian School

As a parent, my mind was put at ease knowing that the girls were in the hands of exceptionally competent and caring instructors, leaders, and sponsors. We could not have been more pleased with their progress and experience after spending a week at Maranatha Band Camp.

Stephanie Griggs

Mother of Camper

You don’t spend all of your time with just drama, or string, or piano people. You get to branch out and broaden your horizons. Plus, the food is really great!

Kimberly McDaniel


Maranatha Band camp is a great opportunity for homeschooled students to get a chance to play in a band!

Seth Hudson


The best part about summer camp was the fact I was surrounded by people who were as dedicated to their instrument as I was. The teachers were the greatest encouragement to better myself for God’s glory

Lizzie Conrad


I had an absolutely amazing time at camp and would recommend Maranatha’s Music and Drama Camp to anyone wanting to learn their instrument better.

Clayton Sparks


Maranatha’s Music Camp not only is a great asset to learning my instrument, but it is also great fun!! The activities are great, I met new friends, and I learned lots of music.

Sarah Howell


My girls and I LOVED our experience at Maranatha and I hope to bring more kiddos next summer to experience what we did! Such a unique opportunity, and combining music and summer camp together in a Christian atmosphere is an unbelievable experience. My girls sang "By the Gentle Waters" (from choir) at a family gathering as well as a homeschool co-op's talent show. Many experiences from their week of camp have influenced them. Even the hymn singing in the dorms at night had a huge impact. The effects of your camp go on and on.span>

Lynn Betzold

Volunteer/Mom of campers

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