Masterpiece came out of a need seen by Gordon and Sherrie Rogers and Tim and Nancy Botts. They have some very creative kids. When those kids were in high school, there were church camps and sports camps but there were few arts camps. So, eventually, they came up with the idea of a summer arts camp called Masterpiece.
Sherrie Rogers is the camp director. The Masterpiece board is actively involved in the planning and running of camp and the whole ministry. Honestly though, like the collaborative projects, we work together to get things done.
Our main program is the Masterpiece Summer Projects, which are our week-long summer camps, which are currently held in June and July each year. In the past we have done weekend events called Out of the Box.
Depending on the year we may or may not need volunteers to help at camp or on various aspects of our ministry. Please contact Sherrie Rogers if you are interested in serving with Masterpiece.
Join us on Facebook and Twitter. Come to the Fall Reunion Picnic. If you are alumni, we are currently starting an alumni association. Please contact Alie Butterfield for more information about that.
Our camp is offered to high school students who have just completed the 8th grade through students who have just completed the 11th grade and are going into their senior year.
June 18-24, 2017 and July 23-29, 2017.
Camp can fill up fast so the earlier you register the better. It is best to register for camp before April 1, 2017 since there is a price increase after that date.
The cost for camp including a $50 registration fee before April 1 is $550. The cost after April 1 is $625.
Yes. We use part of our funding to help families with scholarship support when needed. Please contact Sherrie Rogerswith your specific need.
We enroll only 40 students per camp. Group dynamics, the size of the facility that we use, but most importantly, the quality of relationships we nurture within our camp community have influenced this decision.
For a student’s perspective of a day at camp, please read the thoughts of our recent alumnus, Emily Trowbridge.
Our camp is a one week experience—Sunday afternoon through Saturday noon. Our camp schedule includes many activities, but the students choose one primary Studio in which they will spend approximately 15 hours. With only 40 students we have chosen to offer 5 studios per camp week. Studios could be Drawing/Painting, Songwriting, Drama/Improvisation, Creative Writing, Dance, Animation or Photography. Read below for more on what studios we offer each year and how a student decides which to take.
The rest of camp is filled with our wonderfully unique Collaborative Project experience; several visiting speakers on the integration of Art & Faith; afternoon workshops; community & personal worship; Open Mic opportunities; and a host of other fun opportunities with friends.
Drama/Improvisation, Songwriting, and Visual Arts (Drawing/Painting) are our core studios. To these we add Creative Writing, Dance and additional forms of Visual Arts like Photography and Film Animation – varying through the years. So each year the offerings look a bit different depending on our students and our staff.
Students are asked their preference before camp but do not actually commit to a Studio until they meet staff and hear more about the studio content on the first night of camp.
Our camp meets on the property of Barefoot Republic Camp. Their address is 8824 Brownsford Rd., Fountain Run, KY 42133.
Students may fly into the Nashville airport on the Sunday camp begins where staff will pick up students, or parents may drive their student to camp for Sunday registration. Registration begins at 2pm on Sundays.
Camp ends on Saturday. Family and friends are invited to come to camp on Saturday at 10am to participate in the final day of camp. It’s a day of celebration as families will be able to see what their student accomplished at camp in the Collaborative Project and hear a little more about their week at Masterpiece. Afterwards, we have a lunch for everyone. If you are unable to attend, that is ok. Your student will be taken to the airport for their flight home on Saturday evening.
At Masterpiece Summer Project we always make every effort to accommodate food allergies. We always have someone in the kitchen who is familiar with cooking with food allergies, and we always have a staff member who works with students to make sure that they are getting the food they need. Please indicate your student’s specific dietary needs on the registration form or contact Sherrie Rogers if you have questions.
Here is our packing list! Masterpiece Camp Packing List