Anabaptist Orchestra Camp exists to offer praise to the Lord by giving Anabaptist instrumental musicians the opportunity to play their instruments with other believers, to develop their skill, and to enjoy fellowship with other musicians.
The weekend consists of rehearsals, chapel, workshops, individual and sectional practice time, as well as time for recreation and conversation.
In October 2011, we held the first camp with two dozen musicians, mostly strings, and a grand total of five brass and woodwinds. We played several hymns, staple classical pieces, “He Shall Feed His Flock” and “Come Unto Me” from Messiah, and others. Since then, the camp has grown significantly.
Anabaptist Orchestra Camp is held the second full weekend in August (Thursday-Sunday). This year camp is being held near Kidron, Ohio, at Salem Mennonite Church, and the Sunday afternoon concert is being held at Fairlawn Mennonite Church in Apple Creek, Ohio. The 2019 camp dates are August 8-11.