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 love the culture of this camp! There is generational modeling and mentoring: seasoned teachers, new professionals, pre-service college students, and developing musicians. This sets the tone for a learning/sharing atmosphere that models God’s Church! I love being part of that continuum and the relationships that I have built over the years.”

David Hartkopf

DWS Doctorate of Worship Studies
Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

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.”

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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

DMA Church Music
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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!”

Camp Board

Mr. David Hartkopf, Camp Director
Doctorate of Worship Studies

Mrs. Rachelle DeStefano, Camp Secretary
MM Violin Performance

Mr. Frederick Davison, Camp Treasurer
Bachelor of Economics

Dr. John Anthony
DMA Trumpet Performance

Mrs. Ronna Craig
BSM Music Ed K-12

Ms. Michelle Probst
BA Christian Music Ed K-12 Organ Performance

Dr. Lucas Ryder
DMA Church Music

Mr. Garen L. Wolf
MM | Chair Emeritus, Division of Music, GBSC