|CAROLS OF THE CHILDREN—Voices fill Smith Chapel at Oklahoma City University on April 17 as youngsters from five churches rehearse during the Children’s Choir Festival. Clinician and mother-to-be Amy Thomas recalled singing in the annual festival in her own childhood. Choirs came from as far away as Woodward, Tishomingo, and Ponca City, reported coordinator Andy Ste-wart. The day included worship led mostly by children and presentation by puppeteer Dave May. Pianist was Linda Owen, and organist, Elizabeth Harrison.
Camp welcomes youths with hearing disabilities
At a special camp June 24-27, Cross Point Camp will host young people who have hearing disabilities.
"Extreme Camp" is for deaf and hard-of-hearing youths, ages 6 to 18, according to organizer Dee Mathes. An intensive American Sign Language experience will be offered, along with recreational activities and information on deaf culture. Some scholarships are available.
Youths from eight states are invited to the camp at Cross Point, on Lake Texoma. Any youth interested in American Sign Language is also welcome.
Mathes is director of Deaf Ministry for Mission UMC, Fort Smith, Ark. Fnd more information at: www.missionumc.com/extremecamp.html.
OKC-Wesley offers theater class for kids
A free, one-week drama camp for youths ages 8-18 will be offered from May 29 to June 5 at OKC-Wesley Church.
The camp will culminate in the musical "Honk! Jr.," a retelling of "The Ugly Duckling" fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Underwritten by a Petree Grant awarded through the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation, the community outreach camp is designed to teach various aspects of theater to all youths, whether new to the stage or seasoned performers. Hours will be every day from 1 to 5 p.m.
Public performances will be at 7 p.m. June 4 and at 2 p.m. June 5.
For more information—enrollment, ticket prices, and more—contact Frank at the church, 405-525-3521.