The 2022 Worship Arts Camp for Kids (W.A.C.K.), formerly known as Young Musicians’ Camp, took place July 25-27 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs and drew nearly 200 children and sponsors from Oklahoma Baptist churches.

W.A.C.K. is an annual worship arts camp for children grades third through sixth. This year’s event featured various worship tracks, service opportunities, recreation activities and more.

All students took part in joint choral practices, as well as a service project. On Wednesday evening, July 27, the students demonstrated all they had learned throughout the half-week of W.A.C.K., complete with a musical drama based on the theme of “Unselfie,” teaching children how to show the selfless love of Jesus in a selfie world.

Each camper was able to choose from a worship arts track, including: puppets, handbells, banner art, set design, Kids in Motion, cartooning, photography, sign language, music games, Legos, guitar, balloon animals/illusions and stomp.

During the Wednesday evening concert at Quail Springs, which was attended by hundreds of parents and people from the community, the musical talents and various worship arts tracks learned were on full display, as was the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

One of the many catchy theme song lyrics says, “It’s not about thinking less of yourself. It’s all about thinking of yourself less,” harkening to a famous C.S. Lewis quotation about humility.

One of the camp participants, a fourth grader said, “This camp was so great. I wish it could have lasted all week, and I cannot wait for next year!”

The longstanding event is organized and sponsored by Capital Association (CBA). During the evening program, CBA’s Associational Missions Strategist Mark Walters greeted the gathering and talked about the importance of the event and how the children’s hearts for worship were inspiring.

“God loves the worship of these children, and the world is a better place because of these children,” he said.

Throughout the camp, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers prepared meals for the children and sponsors, connecting with the campers, as well.

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