Parents, we are excited about having your student at PraiseWorks this year. To help you (and them) prepare for a great camp experience, we have compiled a list of things that will help you get ready. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your group leader or contact us at the PraiseWorks office.

What to Bring

Every camp is different, so it's important to know what you'll need to bring and what we will provide for you. PraiseWorks is on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Here's our suggested list:
  • Bible
  • Black folder for choir music (please have name on the inside)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Instrument for orchestra members
  • Bedding (sleeping bag or sheets/blanket) and pillow
  • Towels, washcloth
  • Toiletries
  • Money for snacks, ice cream shop, and OBU bookstore (no big bills, bring rolls of quarters)
  • Cell phone (must be off during rehearsals, tracks, and worship)
  • Talent show music, accompaniment, props, etc (must sign up for talent show on the registration form)

  • Reminders For Tracks

  • Guitar: Needed for all levels of guitar tracks -- advanced level prefers an electric guitar with a small amp.
  • Drama: An all black outfit (and one 'dressy' outfit for Omega Drama)
  • Drum Classes: Drum sticks needed (preferably 5A or 7A)
  • Interpretive Movement: Black pants, solid color shirt (any color), black socks or black jazz shoes
  • Photography: Camera required. (iPhone will work, but it is not ideal because you can't manipulate it and learn to be creative)
  • Piano: Advanced - bring a favorite hymn arrangement  or worship song to play
  • Sign Language: Bring a solid black t-shirt for Tracks on Display
  • Tech, Sound, Lighting: Please do not repeat this class if you have taken it previously
  • Video - Advanced: Video must be submitted by June 18 for approval of this class (see course description)
  • Evening Worship Choir: Must have Minister of Music Recommendation

  • What to Wear for the Week

    Modest shorts are fine for the morning and afternoon. Jeans, long pants, capris, dresses, or skirts are preferred for night. Wear only shirts with sleeves (no skinny straps, tank tops, negative logos or messages).

    What to Wear for Friday Worship

  • PraiseWorks T-Shirt (provided)
  • Blue jeans (no shorts, capris, or holes)
  • Comfortable shoes (no flip flops)

  • PraiseWorks Mission Project

    We are supplying food and paper goods for church planters to use to reach children and families. It should be foods that will need minimum preparation i.e. Ramen noodles, cereal, canned meat (spam, potted meat, vienna sausage, etc.) and crackers. We are also collecting paper towels and toilet paper. They will be collected at the end of Wednesday night’s worship.

    Writing to your student

    Whether your student is a first timer or a veteran to PraiseWorks, we want to make sure you feel prepared to send your student to camp.

    [Student's Name]
    Ouachita Baptist University
    PraiseWorks Arkansas
    410 Ouachita St.
    Arkadelphia, AR 71990