Lafayette Christian School to Hold Musical Theater Camp
Lafayette Christian School will hold a musical theater camp June 4th – 8th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Designed for rising third to sixth graders, the camp will be taught by Jalen Smith, the current elementary school music teacher.
The children will work on a musical entitled “God of this City.”
According to Smith, the program is designed with three goals in mind: to provide students an opportunity to experience musical theater, to give students a chance to praise the Lord during performance, using their gifts and talents for His glory, [and] to serve!”
Smith adds that the “mini musical the kids will learn during camp is focused on service.”
The program seeks to give back and uplift the community in various ways.
“During camp, students will be coloring/decorating cards to be sent to nursing home and hospice patients,” Smith said.
The camp speaks to the school’s mission “to educate and inspire this generation to positively impact their culture and their future.” The private school remains unaffiliated with one specific denomination but is “noncompromising in Christian standards” according to its official website.
The Musical Theater Camp looks to further strengthen Christian values in program attendees. By learning the value of service to the community, by helping to uplift ones in need, children in the program will gain valuable life skills.
Furthermore, in an effort to further its message of service, the final musical has a simple entrance fee: one canned good.
Taking place Friday, June 8th at 6:00 PM in the Lafayette Christian School auditorium, “God of this City” will be open to anyone who brings a canned food item.
The items collected during the event will be donated to local soup kitchens and food closets in the area.
The children will also learn, of course, the fundamentals of music theater, as they come together to put on a show. Under the positive direction of Lafayette Christian School, the program seeks to instill the skills necessary for students to excel both at theater and in other areas of life. Kindness, empathy, teamwork, and service will be ingrained into the young students.
Smith, who studied vocal music performance at La-Grange College, has one year of experience at Lafayette Christian. He also serves as the Minister of Music and Youth at Fairfax First Baptist Church. A devout Christian, Smith looks to join his students in using his talents and gifts to glorify God through the Musical Theater Camp.
Those interested in the camp can contact Smith at [email protected]
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