Worship Camp

Due to COVID-19, and out of concern for the safety of our guests, we have canceled all summer academic camps for 2020. We would love to host you for a campus visit when it is safe to do so. If you would like information on any of our academic programs, please contact Admissions.

June 8-12, 2020 and June 15-19, 2020

Explore the opportunities for leading worship in your school ministry or local church by coming to Worship Camp! Whether you’re a guitarist, keyboardist, drummer, vocalist, or sound engineer, Worship Camp will give you the tools you need to excel as a member of a worship team.

During this inspiring week, you’ll sharpen your musical abilities, develop a theology of worship, and enjoy fun activities that will prepare you for effective worship leading. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to play with members of Cedarville’s HeartSong touring teams.

Whether you come as an individual or with your entire band, you’ll interact with Cedarville faculty, staff, and students to gain hands-on experience in leading worship. You’ll also be introduced to Cedarville’s worship degree, an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for future worship ministry.

Worship Camp is open to musically talented students, ages 14–18.

Cost and Registration Details

The $300 registration fee includes all meals, housing, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 8-12 week, the final deadline for registration is May 27, 2020. We are unable to refund registrations after May 27, 2020. 
For the June 12-19 week, the final deadline for registration is June 3, 2020. We are unable to refund registrations after June 3, 2020.

Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

Check into residence halls between 2-3 p.m. on Monday. Camp concludes at 9:00 a.m. on Friday. All campers must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate any early arrivals/late departures for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Sample Schedule

Monday

Time
Activity
Location

2 p.m.
Welcome!
Arrive and Check into Residence Halls
Dorm

3 p.m.
Worship Time with HeartSong - Bring your instruments!
Dixon Ministry Center (DMC)
Recital Hall

3:20 p.m.
Welcome & Rules
Introduction to Worship Camp
Admissions Presentation
DMC Recital Hall

4 p.m.
Band Placement
DMC Recital Hall, DMC 164

5:30 p.m.
Dinner
Stevens Student Center (SSC)
Dining Hall

6:30 p.m.
Band Announcements
DMC Recital Hall

7 p.m.
Band Devotions and Prayer
HS Studio A,C
DMC 164, 124, 125

8:30 p.m.
Ice Cream/Super Games
TBD

10 p.m.
Back to Dorms
Dorm

Tuesday

Time
Activity
Location

7 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Band Devotionals/Rehearsal
HS Studio A, C
DMC 164, 124, 149, 101, 103

12 p.m.
Camp Photo in front of the BTS
BTS Steps

12:15-1 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining hall

12 p.m.
Camp Photo front of DMC
DMC Front Steps

12:15 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Master Class—PART 1
  • Vocals
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Electric Guitars
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Piano

HS Studio B
DMC 162
DMC 164
DMC 124
HS Studio A
HS Studio C

2:30 p.m.
Electives
  • Theory 101
  • Worship Tech
  • Playing the Psalms

DMC 162
DMC Recital Hall
DMC 102

4 p.m.
Band Rehearsal
HS Studio A, C
DMC 164, 124, 149, 101, 103

5 p.m.
Dinner
SSC Dining Hall

6 p.m.
General Session
Counselor Meeting
DMC Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.
Band Small Group Time
HS Studio A, C
DMC 164, 124, 149, 101, 103

8:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Beans n Cream

10 p.m.
Back to the Dorms
Dorm

Wednesday

Time
Activity
Location

7 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Band Rehearsal
DMC Recital Hall

9:30 a.m.
Master Class - PART 2
  • Keyboard
HS Studio C
DMC 164
 
Electives
  • Worship Tech
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • Worship Service Planning
DMC Recital Hall
DMC 102

11 a.m.
Band Rehearsal
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

12 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Master Class - PART 2
  • Acoustic
  • Bass & Drums
HS Studio A
DMC 124
 
Electives
  • Worship Tech
  • Songwriting
DMC Recital Hall
DMC 102
DMC 164

2:30 p.m.
Master Class - PART 2
  • Electric Guitar
  • Vocals
DMC 164
DMC 125
 
Electives
  • Band Discipleship
  • So You Wanna Be a Worship Major Panel
DMC Recital Hall
DMC 102

4 p.m.
Free Time (Worship Major Auditions available by sign-up only)
SSC

5 p.m.
Dinner
SSC Dining Hall

6 p.m.
General Session - Heartsong
DMC Recital Hall

7:30 p.m.
Band Small Group
TBD

8 p.m.
Band Rehearsal
TBD

10 p.m.
Back to Dorms
Dorm

Thursday

Time
Activity
Location

7 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

8 a.m.
Prayer & Worship with HeartSong
DMC Recital Hall

8:30 a.m.
General Session
Counselor Meeting
DMC Recital Hall

9:30 a.m.
Band Rehearsal
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

10 a.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 1
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

10:45 a.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 2
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

11:30 a.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 3
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

12 p.m.
Lunch
SSC Dining Hall

1 p.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 4
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

1:45 p.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 5
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

2:30 p.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 6
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

3:15 p.m.
Rehearsals con't - Sound Check 7
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

4 p.m.
Free Time - Sound Check Heartsong
HS Studio A,C; DMC 164,162,124,101

5 p.m.
Dinner
SSC Dining Hall

6:15 p.m.
Prayer & Testimonies
DMC 124

7 p.m.
Concert of Praise
DMC Recital Hall

9 p.m.
Desert & Fellowship
DMC Alumni Hall

11 p.m.
Curfew
Dorm

Friday

Time
Activity
Location

7 a.m.
Breakfast
SSC Dining Hall

9 a.m.
Checkout
Dorm

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Instrument (if able)
  • Amp (if you have one)
  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil/pen
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • alarm clock
  • money for snacks

What to Wear

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed. 

Resources

Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3:00 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.