A Truett Tradition

Truett Youth Music Camp has a rich history of transforming lives and sparking a lifelong interest in music, particularly in how it can be used to glorify the Lord and bring others to a deeper relationship with Christ. This music camp features professional instruction, Bible lessons, worship services, fun recreation, lodging, meals, and an opportunity to perform in two concerts. Come and you’ll be amazed at all you can experience in one week!

This week is co-ed and geared toward students who are interested in combining a love for music with a love for Christ. Being excellent at music is not a requirement; having a love for music is! We offer opportunities for instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Our daily schedule includes choir rehearsals, meals, Snack Shack, Music Theory, free time, worship and classes.


Campers are offered a variety of classes which may include sign language, interpretive movement, instrumental or vocal ensemble, drama, percussion, handbells, guitar, Bible study or recreation. Campers at music week will present a choral concert of music learned during the week (see details below). Our music camp mission statement is:
Working to instill in every person a hunger to follow Christ and a passion for music through discipleship, relationship and study.

JULY 5-10

Cost: $175 per Camper                  Ages: Middle and High School

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Dr. Lindsey Cope leads a highly qualified team of instructors and Bible teachers that will engage all campers!


Whether you just picked up an instrument or have been singing for years, this camp is uniquely designed to challenge musicians of all skill levels.


There’s a place for both instrumentalists and vocalists alike! Strengthen your musicianship while strengthening your love for Christ at Youth Music Week!


Dr. Lindsey Cope is from Andrews, NC. She has been a part of Truett Camp since 1990 and it is her favorite place in the world! She believes God is always at work at Youth Music Week and this is the place He has taught her the most. As a kid she always loved music and wanted a career in music. It was at Youth Music Week she found a love of choral music under the direction of John Tagliarini. She currently serves as the Camp and Music Director of Youth Music Week.

 Dr. Cope holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from Mars Hill University in NC. While teaching K-4 general music and 5-6th grade chorus in NC for ten years, she earned her National Board Teaching Certification in 2010 and was selected Teacher of the Year at Hayesville Middle School in 2011. She holds two Masters Degrees from University of Tennessee in Music Theory and Choral Conducting and a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina. 

 Dr. Cope is a past guest conductor of the Mountain Community Chorus in north GA and Music Director of Truett Memorial Baptist Church. She has appeared as a clinician for the TN All-East Middle School Mixed Chorus, TN High School All-East Preparatory Clinic, Sight-reading Adjudicator for the East TN High School and Middle School Choral Festivals, Adjudicator at SCMEA Choral Division Middle School CPA, and clinician for the Middle and High School Independent School Association Choral Clinic. 


She is the Interim Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Tennessee. She conducts the Concert Choir and UT Singers and teaches undergraduate conducting, high school choral methods, and supervises secondary choral student teachers. 



  • D.M.A. in Choral Conducting – University of South Carolina (2018) 
  • M. M. in Music Theory – University of Tennessee (2015)
  • M. M. in Choral Conducting – University of Tennessee (2015)
  • B.M. in Music Education – Mars Hill College (2002)

Amazing  Music & Recreation

One of the reasons why Music Week is one of our most popular weeks at camp is because our youth are able to experience not only phenomenal recreation, but incredible music courses in a Summer Camp setting!


Beginning Guitar designed to introduce basic guitar playing to beginners, with no previous guitar study needed. Emphasis is placed on learning guitar skills through basic chord progressions and introductory melodies.  Essential guitar skills and basic note-reading are taught in a fun, supportive setting that allows students to develop at their own pace. 


Students are introduced to the art of acting while singing! We will learn acting, singing in ensemble, facial expressions and conveying emotions through song, and relating resources that can be used in the local church or other ministry contexts


Campers will explores rhythm and music combined as they use their body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre percussion performance! This class pairs well with our Percussion course!


In this ASL Class, students will learn how to convey rhythm and emotions for a variety of musical styles. We will practice showing when the bass drops, soaring pop rock ballads, and contemporary Christian songs to name just a few!  


Not only will you learn how to play your own instrument better, but how to more effectively work with others to create God-honoring, beautiful music. 








Percussion Ensemble is  designed to promote and develop musical performance on various percussion instruments. Students will study and apply percussion performance concepts, to several different styles of music, from classical to music of native origin, as well as learn to read percussion musical notation.


This course is designed for students who wish to develop basic piano playing skills, or expand on their existing skills, or expand on their existing skills. While playing, students will be working individually and in small groups to master the techniques of playing and to learn pieces. There will also be some time spent focusing on musical notation and theory.



Handbell Ensemble is a course designed to enhance music reading and literacy with a strong emphasis on performance. Students will walk away knowing proper bell ringing techniques including weaving, malleting, and 4-in-hand as well as proper care and matienance of bells.


Learn how to safely handle our Genesis compound bows. This is an incredibly satisfying activity for campers of any skill level as improvement often happens quickly and is easily visible. 


Also known as Octoball, this game has swept across the nation at schools and camps over the past decade. It’s a mixture between four square and dodgeball played inside a three foot tall walled octagon. May the best camper win!


Gun safety is heavily emphasized as campers learn target shooting with equipment well suited to their ages. Younger campers will use BB guns while teens get their hands on pellet rifles


One of our most popular activities! We have two parallel ziplines at 300′ long, and campers get to enjoy every foot of that as they fly through the air.


A new activity for teens for 2020. Few things at camp are more satisfying than sticking a tomahawk in our pine log targets.




Summer is the perfect time to have fun with water! There will be nearly daily opportunities to splash and play. We have an excellent swimming pool, slip-n-slide, and many of our field games may involve water activities as well.


Kayakers will learn the proper techniques and safety practices through fun and challenging games that encourage individual skill development.



We have over a dozen mountain bikes that allows us to take interested teens to nearby Jackrabbit Mountain, a perfect place for beginners to experience this adrenaline inducing activity for the first time. Experienced mountain bikers will get a chance to show off their skills as well. 

The first part of being prepared is being informed! 

Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.  

When is check-in and pick-up?

Check-in is Sunday afternoon. Pick-up is Friday morning. All parents and family members are invited to a closing concert Friday morning prior to pick-up. There will be more details emailed the week before camp starts.

Who will be the counselors?

The counselors are interviewed, background checked, and undergo a two week training by Truett staff. Counselors are selected based on their maturity, ability to interact with youth, character, and compatibility with Baptist beliefs. The training is designed to allow them to maximize their potential. 

My child has never been to camp before. What can I do to help them prepare?

Camp is a great experience for first time campers. We keep the child active and having fun. There is always something to look forward to next. We encourage all kids to try new activities. Like most camps we do not allow parents to visit during the week. This can be a disruptive distraction and heightens any feelings of homesickness. This article by Focus on the Family is a great resource as well: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/preparing-your-child-for-summer-camp

My child wants to stay in the same cabin as another camper. Are cabin mate requests allowed?

Yes they are! When you register you will be allowed to request up to 2 cabin mates. Those 2 friends should also request your child. No age gaps of greater than 2 years will be honored for the safety and enjoyment of all campers.

What steps are taken to ensure my child's safety?

All staff and volunteers undergo a background check. During staff training counselors will be trained not only in basic first aid, but also to be aware enough to help prevent many incidents. The camp takes safety very seriously and endeavors to have a certified medical professional on property every week of summer camp. Staff are trained to facilitate activities and employs American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Also the camp is inspected on an annual basis. In 2019 the camp received a 99.5 health and safety rating from the NC Department of Health & Safety.

What should my child bring to camp?

Campers should bring their own bedding (twin sized bunks), toiletries, clothes, and Bible. If they have any medication, whether over the counter or prescription, they must turn those in at check-in in a 1 gallon ziploc bag with the camper’s name clearly labeled. 

One thing the camper doesn’t need to bring at all is money! As part of the price of the camp the camper will be provided with two snacks each full day of camp. 

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Can my child be successful at camp if they have a developmental disability?

Some camps specialize in serving campers with developmental disabilities. Unfortunately we are not one of them. Our staff are not specifically trained in this area. The steep terrain on the camp property can also be difficult to navigate. If a child is interested in attending camp, who may require special accommodations, please contact us before registration. We strongly encourage parents to have a conversation with the Summer Camp Coordinator to see if the individual can have a positive experience. 

Where will instruments be stored when not in use?

Instruments will stored in a safe climate controlled room that will locked and not trafficked when not in use.

JULY 5-10

Cost: $175 per Camper                                                Ages: Middle & High School 

Registration Now Open!


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(828) 389-8828

Our Location

346 Truett Camp Road
Hayesville, NC 28904

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