When: July 16– July 22, 2018
And More Singing!
St. Andrew’s Academy
Chester/Lake Almanor, California
Choir Camp Information
Ages: Trebles (ages 9-10), boys and girls, but must be accompanied by parent 11-18 year old choristers can sign up as residential or day campers Adults are encouraged to come (and bring some students campers with you!), and some residential spots are available.
Clergy are encouraged to come and learn more about chanting and singing services. Again, some residential spots are available.
Arrival and Departure: Residential choristers are encouraged to arrive Sunday afternoon/evening (please plan on eating dinner on your own), July 15. Departure is after Lunch on Sunday, July 22.
Cost: Residential Campers is $370. Day Campers, including daily lunch and two dinners, is $290.
Scholarships: Some financial help is available. We ask that Churches and organizations local to the camper be contacted to see if they are able to help with finances. Please contact the school office to request financial aid for the camp.
Camp Accommodations: Residential campers will be staying in local homes, similar to our St. Andrew’s boarding students during the school year.
Mr. C. Lance Davis is the Director of Music and Organist at All Saints Church on Long Island, New York. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Lance grew up studying classical piano, organ, and vocal performance and holds a degree in Ecclesiastical History and Liturgics. Lance created a music and choral program for the celebration of the traditional Latin liturgy and developed the choir that specialized in weekly performances of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. In 2012, Lance earned the Colleague Certification in Organ Performance from the American Guild of Organists. He has performed in venues ranging from the historic Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and in 2014 completed a choral residency at Southwark Cathedral in London, United Kingdom.
Father Brian Foos is the Vicar and Headmaster of St. Andrew’s Church & Academy and choirmaster of the St. Andrew’s Academy Choir. He has studied music, instrumental and vocal, since childhood, sang in his father’s church choir through high school, and sang in and directed various choirs and vocal groups through his university days where he studied music while earning degrees in English and Theology. He has travelled with choirs all over the US and in Italy, Germany, and England. He was the director for the Anglican Way Institute Summer Conference Choir for four years, and enjoys chanting matins and evensong and singing the Eucharist on Sundays.
Deacon Shawn Riley is Camp Director this year. He and his wife, Jamie, are the newest additions to the St. Andrew’s Church & Academy staff. He has experience working with young and old campers and in residential camp situations. He has worked as director of program for Christian ministries as well as Church based young adult ministries; he has directed and managed volunteers on mission teams and on work projects for Churches and ministries. He has most recently been Deacon on staff at Grace Church in Philadelphia and has also been on staff at RE Seminary, also in Philadelphia.
What to Bring
Casual clothes for singing during the day
—no short shorts or short skirts, please
Modest, one-piece bathing suit for ladies, modest bathing shorts for gentlemen
Sturdy walking/hiking shoes
Dress clothes for services
Beach towel, water shoes, or flip-flops
toiletries, including towel
Sweater or light jacket for early morning and late evenings, when it can be cool
Cassock and Surplice (plus any other normal choir vestments you may use at your home Church) if you have them available
What Not to Bring
Knives or weapons of any kind
Knives or weapons of any kind
Music for Choir Camp
The music for the choir camp will be posted here within the next month. Campers are expected to come as practiced as possible, so that the work of pulling the choir together can go forward, rather than all the time and effort being spent on learning the parts.