Baptists offer music camp next week

Published 12:44 am Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The First Baptist Church will have its annual Summer Music Camp next week from July 9-13, and FBC Music Director Dwight Crigger said that this year will be as great as always.

“We will have crafts and music as usual,” Crigger said. “The whole point of the camp is to teach the students about Christ through the crafts and music.”

Crigger said that this is the 11th year since he has been in Andalusia that FBC has had the camp.

“When I was in Atlanta, there were about 120 kids and as you can imagine it was hard to take care of them,” Crigger said. “But here we are hoping to get around 30 kids and we have several older students that are coming to help with it.”

This year, the students will rehearse and perform Danny and the Shacks, a musical based on the Bible story, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, and the story of Dadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

“We incorporated the musical because it teaches them the stories of the Bible,” Crigger said. “It teaches them about prayer life and their walk with Christ.”

Along with music, Crigger said that in crafts they will be making prayer beads.

“It kind of goes with the Catholic rosary,” Crigger said. “They can use it as a tool in prayer. That way they can have a guide that will help them learn how to pray.”

Chad Middlebrook will be the camp director and Youth Minister William

Worley will help with the camp as well.

“We are grateful that we have so much help,” Crigger said. “We’ve really enjoyed hosting the camp for the kids and it is amazing to have so much help.”

The camp will be for students in first through sixth grade, and will cost $50 per child.

The performance will be on Friday night, starting at 6:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

“Usually it is a pretty great performance,” Crigger said. “So anyone is welcome and it is free.”