Young people from Pre-K through elementary school are invited to join us online for a Music & Arts camp beginning July 27th.

Over the course of 5 weeks, young people will explore the story of Creation and what it means to be a child of God – embracing their creative abilities, seeing good in all things, taking responsibility to care for creation, creating community, and valuing rest.



FREE for everyone – open to all young people
Each week’s lessons and activities can be done at your own family’s convenience
A great faith resource for the whole family!
For more information, please email Michael Bodnyk at
Week 1 – Embracing creative abilities
Week 2 – Seeing the good in things
Week 3 – Caring for creation
Week 4 – Creating community
Week 5 – Valuing rest
  • I’m not a member of St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. Can we participate? YES, of course! This program is open to all young people. Because this is a virtual camp, your family can participate even if you live in anther state!
  • Is there a deadline to complete each week’s material? No. This program is designed to be flexible and fit in with your family’s busy schedule. Each week’s material can be completed at your convenience.
  • My child is in preschool, can s/he participate? Yes, absolutely! There is a great deal of flexibility with the material provided.
  • How will materials be distributed? Each Monday, families will receive an email with the week’s materials (PDFs, mp3 files, and links to specially prepared videos)
  • Will families need to have any materials? Each week, there are some basic items that each lesson may require (e.g. paper, markers, etc.). There may also be some household items that would be helpful to have for each lesson. We will try to give you a heads-up before the weekend to give you a time to collect anything you may need.
  • What are the technology requirements? You will simply need to be able to download the PDF lessons each week, and have an electronic device to play the mp3 files and videos. The ability to print out materials would be helpful. If that is not possible, please contact us, and we can mail hard copies of certain materials to you. If possible, we will ask if you can email or scan some of your child’s work so that we can share it online (with your permission, of course).
  • What happens if we miss a week? Each week’s lesson stands alone as its own module. Again, this is designed to be very flexible. 
Our Music & Arts camp will be led online by Michael Bodnyk, our Minister of Music.
Michael has been at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church for two years. He moved here from New York City where he taught preschool, elementary, and middle school music for over a decade. He served as a staff musician at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral for 15 years, and also served as the Music Associate at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral for several years.
He is also the Co-Executive Director and Director of Arts of Camp Rhythmo, a non-profit organization that inspires young people to pursue lifelong health, build self-confidence, and spark creativity through music, science, and visual arts. 
Michael holds the Bachelor of Science degree in vocal performance from Mannes College of Music, the Master of Church Music degree in choral conducting from Concordia University Wisconsin, and the Master of Arts degree in vocal performance from Hunter College / CUNY. He is currently completing his doctoral studies in music education from Boston University.