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Youth MusicArts Camp/SummerSalt

June 27-July 1, 2016
For Students completing Grades 6-12 in 2015-2016


Only ONE YMAC week this year!

Once again the Youth Ministry Group & Worship & Music Office will combine Youth MusicArts Camp with SummerSalt to give you and your group a comprehensive and challenging arts and discipleship experience.  It is an opportunity for students to enjoy classes during the week in music and creative arts while getting to be involved in the best morning bible studies and evening dramas & worship that SummerSalt provides. Our YMAC classes and rehearsals will run from late morning to mid afternoon.  Early mornings and night times will be spent as a part of the most exciting Student Camp in SC…SummerSalt. 


Thomas H. Westmoreland Summer Music Camp Scholarship

A limited number of $50.00 scholarships will be available for Youth MusicArts Camp, Resonate Kids Camp-Music Track, and Children's Music Mini-Camp. Scholarships are determined by financial need and are applied directly to the cost of the camp. Application deadline will be April 30, 2016.  For more information, visit


General Information        Schedule        Classes       Cost/Registration




  • Youth completing grades 6-12 in the 2015-2016 school year and active in the music ministry of their church.
  • Campers are expected to be well behaved, respectful, responsible, cooperative.


  • Camp begins on Monday with registration at 1:00 PM.
  • Concludes with concert on Friday afternoon.



  • Competent and mature chaperones MUST be provided for all campers attending.
  • One chaperone for every 1-7 boys or 1-7 girls.
  • ALL Chaperones must be age 21 or above.
  • We cannot register any campers without chaperones being secured and listed on the registration form. Our office is not responsible for securing chaperones.



Worship is an important part of music camp experiences. There will be a worship service each day.


Music will be geared to the students abilities.



  • Instrumental Ensemble—bring your own band and orchestral instruments.
  • Guitar classes
  • Praise band


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2:00 pm



2:30-4:00 pm

YMAC Praise Team Auditions


4:30 pm

SummerSalt Orientation



YMAC Orientation


5:30 pm



7:00 pm

Opening Celebration/Small Groups/Worship


10:00 pm

Group Devotions


11:00 pm

In Rooms




7:45 am



8:45 am

Morning Celebration (Student led)


9:30 am

Personal Devotion Time


9:45 am

Bible Study Groups (Led by SummerSalt Staff,
includes a class for adult chaperones and leaders)


YMAC Track

SummerSalt Track

11:00 am

YMAC Choir

Group Time Continues

12:15 pm



1:15 pm

Class One


2:10 pm

Class Two

(2:45 pm) Water Games

3:00 pm

YMAC Choir


3:45 pm

Free Time

Free Time


6:00 pm


7:00 pm

Evening Worship (Led by SummerSalt)

9:00 pm

Group Devotions (Led by Adult chaperones, information received in morning classes)

10:00 pm

Free time

11:00 pm

In Rooms




7:45 am


8:30 am

Extended Morning Session w/ SS Drama Conclusion/Team Awards/Sermon

9:30 am

Personal Devotion Time

9:45 am

SS Bible Studies/YMAC Final Rehearsal

10:45 am

SS Final Celebration & YMAC Camp Concert

12:15 pm

Burgers for the Road


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CLASSES offered in 2015

Class #1 Offerings
- Tuesday-Thursday, 1:15 to 2:05 pm -
(Choose First, Second, and Third Choices)

1A. It’s a Snap – Explore resources and basic knowledge to snap stunning photos of God’s awesome creation. Bring a digital camera or your phone camera.

1B. Make a Worship Banner – Create an astounding visual work showcasing God’s attributes.
1C.  Computer Art Explosion - Discover how to portay the gospel through computer graphics to serve your church and community.

1E. Drama Basics – Develop the foundational skills to free your inner actor – stage movement, facial expression, vocal projection and lots more (Limit: 16 students in class).

1F. Interpretive Movement – The use of body movement to interpret one of our YMAC choir songs and present it for all of SummerSalt in our Firday finale concert.  This class is for both guys and girls.
1G. Puppets and Props - Full body puppets? Blacklight? Every kind of prop you can imagin? Yes, it's all there and you will learn to use them from a puppet master then present it on a YMAC Choir song for the Summersalt Friday Finale. Class size limited to 15.
1H. The Art of Facepainting - Learn and practice your artistic skills to use in future outreach ministry events. Supplies will be available for practice in this class. Class size limited to first 15 preregistered campers.

1I. Beginning Guitar – Learn the basic guitar chords and easy chord progressions. You must bring your own guitar (acoustic guitar preferred over electric.)
1J. Praise Team 1 (Auditioned) – Two teams will be formed of guitarists, percussionists, a keyboardist, and vocalists who will help to lead worship songs during Friday celebration. Auditions will be held from 2:30 to 4:00PM on Monday prior to SummerSalt Orientation.

1K. Sound Tech Time – An introduction to running a sound board and understanding all those knobs and what they do.

Class #2 Offerings
Tuesday-Thursdays, 2:10 to 3:00 pm

2A. Clone Thyself – Learn an easy plan to disciple friends in your home, school, workplace, or neighborhood using the innovative Discipleship TRIO plan. Jesus calls us to “make disciples who make disciples”. Let’s go! 

2B. Make a Worship Banner – Create an astounding visual work showcasing God’s attributes.

2C.  Drama for Worship – Discover a variety of dramatic ways to enhance worship with short sketches, interrupters, reader’s theatre, etc. This class will present drama in the final concert on Friday. (Limit 16).

2D. Basic Balloon Sculpting – Did you want to dazzle church, VBS or outreach event?  Come learn some basic twists and cool sculptures.  Class limited to 20 students.
2E. Sharing the Gospel through Creative Arts: Stamp Art, Finger Painting, Wordless Book, Flipper Flapper and other simple, fun ways to share the Gospel.

2F.  The Worship Leading Guitarist – Learn accompaniment patterns and worship song styles. You must have played guitar for at least 1 year before taking this class. You must bring a guitar.
2G.  Voice Class – Guys and girls will learn the basic fundamentals of singing: breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, expression. You will also learn proper vocal hygiene for healthy singing. Come prepared to sing a solo in class.
2H. Praise Team 2 (Auditioned) – Two teams will be formed of guitarists, percussionists, a keyboardist and vocalists who will help to lead worship songs during morning celebration. Auditions will be held from 2:30-4:00PM on Monday prior to SummerSalt Orientation.
2I. Dixieland Praise Band – Band instruments come alive in this ensemble playing New Orleans-style Dixieland songs then performing in “portable presentations” around campus on Thursday evening.
2J. Organized Chaos – A percussion ensemble using all kinds of instruments and non-instruments to create a vibe that will resonate through the camp (and through your heart and soul) to be presented on a YMAC choir song at the Summersalt Friday Finale.

2K. Video/Lighting Tech Time – An introduction to running a lighting board and using worship presentation software. Put to work your high-tech mind to serve God’s Kingdom.

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Faculty will include music directors serving Baptist churches and college music teachers. All faculty are well qualified to minister to the musical, spiritual and emotional needs of youth.



 Registration is now open for 2016!
Register early for SummerSalt 2016!  Camps filled up before LONG the April deadline!


By April 1, 2016:
Camper/Chaperone- $235 Deposit - $50

After April 1, 2015:
Camper/Chaperone- $245 Deposit - $75

A camp shirt is provided for ALL YMAC campers, for the concert on Friday to wear with jeans.

To Register for YMAC/SummerSalt:

For More information and registration, go to SummerSalt information at Click on the week to register, or call Mellette Teague at 803.227-6056.

Refund policy: A full refund will be given if a registration is cancelled at least 45 days prior to a conference. One half of the deposit will be refunded for cancellation 44-20 days prior to a conference. There will be no refund if notice of cancellation is received 19 days or less prior to a conference. Unused deposits cannot be applied to remaining balance. This policy is necessary to provide for maximum use of the limited space at WOCC. The balance per person is due upon arrival.



1. Print off Youth MusicArts Track Registration form. [AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE] Complete one form for each student.
2. Print off YMAC Classes.  Students select their class choices from these options.
3. Send completed forms to Worship & Music Office:
    - by mail: Worship & Music Office, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia SC 29210
    - by email:
    - by fax: 803.799.1044

Registration forms with classes need to be returned four weeks prior to camp to confirm which specific ones are offered each week.


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For more information, please contact Janet Altman by email: or by phone: 803-227-6168 or (in SC) 800.723.7242 or visit our main webpage:


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