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Worship Arts Camp is the perfect opportunity to try something new and learn how to worship through the arts. For five fun days you’ll get to focus on a musical instrument and another art of your choice, learning in a small group environment from teachers who love and practice their craft year round. On the final day you will get to perform with your peers in a concert celebrating and worshipping through all the various art forms.

Preschoolers have their own track where they get to experience a variety of musical instruments and art forms.

Dates, Ages, Cost

Dates: June 11-15

Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon each day

Ages: Rising 4K – 5th Grade


1-5 Grade – $55.00

4k-5k – $30.00

After May 15 price will rise $5.00 per age group

For more information about Worship Arts Camp
please call 803-343-8550 or email music@fbccola.com

Each 1st-5th grader will be placed in one Instrumental Class and one Worship Arts Class. However, when registering, you will have the ability to select multiple classes in order of preference to help ensure your placement in the classes you want to take.

When Registering be sure to pick the appropriate form corresponding to your grade level. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Worship Arts Camp!

(Browse our Classes)


(1-5 Grade Only)

Choir Chimes

Kids will gain basic skills in playing these kid-friendly handbells.


Experience the basics in playing piano. This course is geared toward those who have never had lessons.


Make music with household objects and percussion instruments.


Learn to accompany songs on this fun, “take it anywhere” instrument.

Beginning Violin

Become acquainted with the primary orchestral instrument and develop some basic playing skills along the way!

(3-5 Grade Only)


Become acquainted with this ancient orchestral instrument. (3rd-5th Grade Only)

Beginning Guitar

Learn guitar basics and bring out your inner rock star! (3rd-5th Grade Only)

Worship Arts

(1-5 Grade Only)

Sign Language

Sign basic phrases and songs using American Sign Language.


Develop acting skills through skits and dramatic readings.

Visual Art

Illustrate our camp theme through hand-crafted visual art.


Learn beginning building skills as you complete a wood-working project under the guidance of experienced carpenters.

(3-5 Grade Only)

Vocal Ensemble

Learn how to use your voice to sing your best as an individual and with a group. (3rd-5th Grade Only)

Specialized Courses

(3-5 Grade Only)

Video Production

Experience the basics of movie-making as you document the week at Worship Arts Camp.

Dance for Worship

Worship through movement and dance. Led by the South Carolina Christian Dance Theater. (Girls only)

Pre-K Track

(4k-5k Only)

Pre-School Course

Preschool Camp Choir

Instrumental Smorgasbord Class (with exposure to a variety of instruments)

Visual Art Class

Music and Movement Games

The Worship Concert


Dates: June 25-28

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: Rising 2nd – 6th graders

Cost: $60/player

Registration deadline: June 15, 2018


Your spring season may be over, but hone your skills for fall ball! Every aspect will be covered from hitting, pitching and fielding. Bring your glove and helmet, but all other equipment is provided. If you have a preferred bat, bring the bat with you.

Campers will meet at Howard Park (behind Northside Middle School at 200 Cougar Dr, West Columbia) for camp. Minimum of 12 players per division pre-registered for camp to be held.

Registration deadline: June 10, 2018 (Price increases to $70/player after deadline.)

Register & Pay

Registration Closed

Soccer Shots®

Dates: July 30 – August 2

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: 4 – 8 years old (children will be placed in age appropriate groups)

Cost: $94/child (includes t-shirt and individual prize)

Registration Deadline: June 11


The heat is on, but our soccer camp will be cool – indoors at the EFLC Gym! Camp will consist of instruction in the basics/fundamentals of soccer for beginners as well as advanced passing/shooting/dribbling drills for more experienced players. All this is taught through the SOCCER SHOTS® fun and creative method of teaching. Each day will consist of age appropriate skill development, snack time, age appropriate crafts and scrimmaging.

Art Camp

Dates: June 25 – 28

Days/Times: M – Th, 9 AM – 12noon

Ages: Rising 1st – 6th graders

Cost: $100/child (includes all supplies)

Registration deadline: June 19, 2018


Campers will delve into the world of optical illusion. We’ll be inspired by artists like M.C. Escher, Julian Beever, and Chuck Close as we create. Campers will complete four projects and conclude camp with a showcase for friends and family!  Participants will need a smock or apron, a snack and their imagination! All supplies are included.

An Art Show of all that was made will be held on Thursday the last day of camp! Minimum of 10 campers pre-registered for camp to be held.

Register & Pay

Registration Closed


Dates: June 18 – 20

Days/Times: M – W, 9:00 AM – 12:00noon (3 years – rising 1st graders) OR 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (rising 2nd – 5th graders)

Ages: 3 years – 5th grade

Cost: $70/child

Registration deadline: June 8, 2018


Come be a part of the Manners Club!!  We will be learning about The Golden Rule, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Speaking Skills, Table Manners and much, much more.  The kids will come home reminding YOU to keep your elbow off of the table. And just wait until they learn the Interrupting Rule – I promise you will thank us!

We will have a fabulous time singing with Judy the Manners Lady, playing games, making crafts and learning proper table skills. Camp is held in the FBC Children’s Center.

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Registration CLOSEDManner Camps are FULL


Grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune your instruments. Come fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drum line, all of you players, cheerleaders, and band members. God has given you His ultimate playbook. He wants you to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today and Sign Up for this year’s VBS, GAME ON! 

VBS 2018 – GAME ON

Dates: July 9-13

Time: 9a-12p

Ages: Rising 4k- 5th Grade

Cost: FREE

One of FIRST’s premier summer events, Orchestra Night features the talented and sophisticated First Baptist Orchestra and Handbell Choir. It’s not often you can hear the beautiful sounds of brass, strings, wind, and percussion all mingled together in beautiful symphony.

Also, while you slip into the sweet sounds of classic hymns and other familiars you’ll be able to indulge in an American Classic meal; hamburgers and hotdogs. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention the ‘cherry on top’ completing the night. Our Annual Dessert Contest is one of the best in the South East featuring delightful delicacies in a hundred varieties.

This is a contest that anyone can participate in, both baking and eating, so we would encourage you to bring some homemade desserts so we can all enjoy the sugar rush. Trust us when we say, this is one event you will not want to miss. Can’t wait to see you there!

Sunday June 3

Ellis Hall – 6 pm

The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is the longest running event of its kind in our state. It has been seen in person by well over 100,000 people and on television by untold thousands. From parades to indoor fireworks, the celebration is a flag waving patriotic extravaganza that recognizes and honors those who have fought to preserve our freedom as well as those who are presently serving.

The celebration was Governor Carroll Campbell’s official kick off for the welcome home week for Desert Storm. It has also been heralded and backed by Mayor Bob Coble for so many years. Special guests have included virtually every commanding general from Fort Jackson during these 30 years as well as officials from Shaw Air Force Base and our own state guard. Other special guests and supporters have included Congressman Floyd Spence, Congressman Joe Wilson, Governor Carroll Campbell, Governor Jim Hodges, Senator Strom Thurmond, Senator Tim Scott, Senator Lindsey Graham, Attorney General Alan Wilson and many other state and local elected officials.

Our veterans organizations are always very special guests and they are well represented by their commanders and other officers.

With the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra from First Baptist, the 282nd Army Victory Band, and a cast of hundreds you will thrill at the sights and sounds of America as we celebrate our freedom, our founding, and our future!

Joe Pinner has been with us for these past 30 years and he will again be with us to celebrate his 30th anniversary as master of Ceremonies!

Don’t miss South Carolina’s premiere patriotic event!

Dates: July, 2019

Location: First Baptist Church Columbia

Tickets: We offer free tickets, but you must have a ticket to enter.

Ways to get Tickets

(Tickets will become available closer to the performance)

1. Call our ticket office at 803-217-3250

2. Mail us a letter with a stamped envelope, a return address, and the amount of tickets as well as what time you would like to attend. (Mail to 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201)

3. Come pick up your tickets in person. Come to the Washington Street Parking Lot on the corner of Washington and Sumter. Enter into the building at the 4 white double doors. (Ticket Office Schedule – Monday – Thursday 9:00a – 3:00p, Fridays 9:00a – 12 Noon, Sundays Following the Worship Service)

4. Order your tickets online (Online tickets will be available on June of 2019)