Fine Arts Day Camp

Bent Tree’s Fine Arts Day Camp (FADC) is an exciting, week-long day camp for kids, K-5th grade. The camp centers on the theme that God is the Ultimate Artist and we are created in his image.

Campers explore the creativity and majesty of God through classes in Bible, voice, music, dance, drama, and set design. While learning artistic skills and biblical truths in these areas, the kids are also preparing a musical production performed on the final night of camp. Throughout the week, they learn music and choreography for this show, as well as have hands-on participation in painting and set completion.

These are the treasures, we hope and pray, the kids will take with them from the camp:

  • a deeper walk with Jesus Christ
  • knowing they are special and unique—with gifts given to them for the sole purpose of glorifying God
  • music with lyrics steeped in scripture and Godly principles that they will keep in their hearts forever
  • new-found friendships and stronger relationships with their fellow campers
  • a tremendous sense of teamwork and accomplishment through God’s work and presence
  • feeling extremely loved and cared for by the staff and volunteers of the camp
  • a love and passion for worship and arts

Theme/Musical title: “Spend a While on the Nile”
Camp dates: June 22–26, 2015
Camp hours: 9am – 3 pm, with an early dismissal of 12:30 pm on Friday
Camp performance: Friday, June 26 at 6:30 pm in the Bent Tree Worship Center
Camper ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade, during the 2014/2015 school year, may attend.

Registration Process

Registration is only available online and opens at 12:01 am on April 10, 2015. At this time, a registration link will go live right here (benttree.org/fine-arts-day-camp) and remain open for 48 hours—closing at 12:01 am on April 12, 2015. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with the first 400 campers registered receiving a spot in camp. Subsequent registrants will be placed on a waiting list. By midnight, April 13, 2013, all registrants will receive a reply email advising if they’ve received a spot in camp or have been waitlisted.

Payment for camp must be received online at the time of registration. If you have been waitlisted, your tuition will be refunded. A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please email Karen Johnson at kjohnson@benttree.org by April 1, 2015.

If your child receives a spot in camp, you MUST complete your registration by returning your signed medical release form (downloaded at the time of registration) and picking up your camper packet at one of the two following times:

  • Saturday, April 18 at 9 – 11 am
  • Sunday, April 19 before and after services until 1:30 pm
  • Location: Bent Tree main lobby (4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX  75007)

Please note: Packets may be picked up by a friend. Packets for campers not picked up during these times are subject to loss of registration placement. Please see below (‘Auditions') if your camper would like to audition for lead roles, solos or dance team. 

Online Registration

To expedite online registration process, please have the following available:

  • Camper Name
  • Camper’s current grade in school (2014/2015 school year)
  • Camper gender
  • Camper t-shirt size
  • Camp mate(s) requested (who would your camper like to be with in a small group?)
  • Any camper special needs
  • Parent contact information:  name, address, phone numbers, email
  • Emergency contact for camper: name, phone

Auditions

Dance team, lead roles, and solo auditions will be held on May 3, 4, and 5 in the afternoon and evening hours. Audition appointments will be made during the camper packet pick-up dates—Saturday, April 18 from 9–11 am or Sunday, April 19 before and after services until 1:30 pm.

Multiple audition days may be required if your camper is auditioning for multiple roles. If a friend is signing your child up for audition times, please ensure your friend knowns your child’s availability for audition dates. All campers who are cast as lead actors, soloists, or dance team members MUST be available for rehearsal June 15 – 21. The cast is also requested to be present at a preliminary rehearsal on May 31. Please be sure your child will be available during these rehearsal times before they sign up to audition.

Fees

Multiple Camper rates apply only to campers within the same immediate family.

Tuition:

  • 1 Camper: $130
  • 2 Campers: $205
  • 3 Campers: $255
  • 4 Campers: $300

Discounts: FADC full-week servants are eligible for a tuition discount for each of the volunteer’s campers attending camp (sorry, no discount for sibling volunteers). A completed servant registration is required to receive discount.

Rates for servant’s campers:

  • 1 Camper:  $85
  • 2 Campers: $155
  • 3 Campers: $200
  • 4 Campers: $235

Waiting List

If you do not receive a place in camp, your child will be placed on a waiting list. If you are placed on the waiting list, your initial payment will be refunded until your child is moved from the waiting list to enrolled. At that time, payment will be required. Only children who are enrolled in camp will be able to participate in auditions. If your child is on the waiting list at the time of auditions, they will not be eligible to participate. Individuals will be placed in camp upon cancellation of another camper on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation Policy

Should your child be unable to attend camp, please contact Karen Johnson at kjohnson@benttree.org to cancel.

  • If you cancel before May 1 AND if a child on the wait list can take your child’s place, 100% refund of your tuition will be given. If your child’s spot cannot be filled, tuition will be non-refundable.
  • If you cancel between May 1 and 31, and if a child on the wait list can take your child’s spot, 50% refund of your tuition will be given.
  • After May 31, tuition is non-refundable and no campers will be added from the waiting list.

Before registering your child for camp, please carefully review your summer schedule to ensure your family is able to participate in FADC. This will help reduce the number of children who might have to be placed on the waiting list.