Grace First Presents 3 Great Camps: Musical Theater, School of Rock & Vacation Bible School

Grace First Presbyterian Church of Long Beach, at the intersection of Los Coyotes Diagonal and Studebaker Road, has long been the host of numerous popular summer camps. Some of the camps are church camps, and others are secular music camps. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the camps are returning this summer.

Vacation Bible School

The first up will be Vacation Bible School (aka VBS). This camp will run from June 21-25 from 9am to noon, and is open to children and youth ages 4 – 6th grade. Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold––it’s them!  The cost for this camp is $40 per child, $50 for two siblings, or $60 for a family.

June 21-25, 9am – Noon
Grades K-6

Musical Theater Camp

Then in July, the first of the music summer camps, Musical Theater Camp, will run from July 12-16 from 9am to noon. Join as we sing, dance, and act our way through an exciting musical about people from various races, creeds, ages, religions and backgrounds, including Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela, Ryan White, George Washington Carver, Betsy Ross, Albert Einstein who all made a difference in this world. This musical has six original songs and over 50 lines. At the end of the camp a live performance will be held, time TBD. The cost for this camp is $40 per child, $60 for a family.

July 12-16, 9am – Noon
Grades 2-12


School of Rock Camp

Then the loudest and most spectacular of all is School of Rock for middle schoolers and high schoolers. This camp runs from July 19-23, noon to 4pm, with a dinner and final performance on Friday, July 23. This camp features sessions on songwriting, recording, jamming, lessons, clinics, and performances by working professional musicians. This year’s performers are the Hipster Replacements, the Brophy Dale Trio, Chadwick Bishop, Saydi Driggers, and a big closing concert featuring the campers opening for Jelly of the Month Club. Cost is $100 per youth, $150 for siblings/families. Scholarships are available for all three camps.

July 19-23, Noon – 4pm
Grades 7-12


To find out more or register for the camps, visit the website at the link below. For more information, contact Minister of Music Stan DeWitt at 562-972-3324 or



Grace First Presbyterian Church
3955 Studebaker Road, Long Beach
(562) 972-3324