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 a classical selection
  • Tech, Sound, Lighting: Please do not repeat this class if you have taken it previously
  • 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

    Last year’s school supply mission project helped connect many children and families to churches in the Delta, and many accepted Jesus. You can help that continue. We are again collecting school supplies for Arkansas Church Planters in the Delta, but it will be MUCH EASIER to participate! You can help that continue. Unlike last year, you don’t need to worry about making packets…just bring any items from this list: solid colored pocket folders, rainbow pack of construction paper (96 count), ruler, pencil sharpener, Crayola crayons (24 count), wide-ruled notebook paper (150 pages), composition notebook, children’s scissors, 3-hole fabric pencil pouch, blue pens, pencils, glue sticks, and block erasers. We will collect these items at the close of Wednesday evening’s worship. YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB LAST YEAR OF BRINGING SCHOOL SUPPLIES…KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

    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