Primary Directors

Garen L. Wolf

MM Music Education
Pittsburg State University

“I have been the Advanced Band director for so many years I can’t remember when I began! What makes this camp unique is that it is a CHRISTIAN fine arts music camp, and I consider it an honor to be involved with these young Christian musicians.”

Rachelle DeStefano

Director of Strings
MM Violin Performance
Miami University
Suzuki violin training, Books 1-4

“I look forward to working with the strings every year, because it is a wonderful way for us to grow musically, within the context of Christian living. We are stretched in a lot of ways: playing with the winds, playing string orchestra and chamber music, and working on technique on an individual level.”

David Hartkopf

MM Trumpet Performance
Miami University

“I invest time at Band Camp because I love teaching students to play instruments. Band Camp is an enriching and life-changing event for students of all levels. This event is the highlight of my summer and it’s a blessing to be a part of such a highly-qualified staff that love God and love music.”

Michelle Probst

BA in Christian School Music Education
God’s Bible School and College

“There is nothing quite so fulfilling for me as teaching beginners to play an instrument at band camp. Their excitement and the life lessons they learn while making their first sounds and developing new skills throughout the week keeps me coming back year after year!”

Lucas Ryder

MM Piano Performance​
Indiana State University

“Band Camp is vital for young musicians because it provides an opportunity for continued musical growth during summer months. It gives students the chance to play in larger or more diverse groups than they have access to at home, which can be very inspiring! I love teaching at band camp because I believe in the positive benefits of involvement in music and the practical ministry opportunities for musicians of all abilities and ages.”

Dr. John Anthony

DMA Trumpet Performance​
University of Georgia

“My first experience with camp was a parent, and I was impressed with the manner in which the students were shown Christian love by the staff and faculty. Each instructor here is well-qualified and demonstrates a strong desire to facilitate learning in their students. The workers at this camp model excellence and passionately instruct students musically and spiritually. I count it a real privilege to serve at this camp!”

Crystal Powers

Assistant Director
BA in Christian School Music Education
God’s Bible School and College
Suzuki violin training, Books 1-4

“I love teaching at bandcamp because creating music is fun and it’s even more fun with friends. I love watching students improve on their instruments as well as gain valuable life lessons that go with them when they leave the camp.”

Camp Board

Mr. David Hartkopf, Camp Director
Mrs. Rachelle DeStefano, Camp Secretary
Mr. Frederick Davison, Camp Treasurer
Dr. John Anthony
Mrs. Ronna Craig
Mr. Lucas Ryder
Mr. Garen L. Wolf I