Martin Meets Grace
Martin Meets Grace

History of Music Camp

Messiah Music Camp was founded in the 1990's as a quality, summer musical-theater program for children in the City of Madison area.   Not to be confused with a church Vacation Bible School, Messiah Music Camp offers a wholesome and non-competitive environment for children to experience the joy of singing and acting while making friends and having fun through the crafts and recreation activities. 


Messiah Music Camp was founded as a music outreach initiative by Lois Graff, who was MLC's Music Director when the church was founded in 1990, and Pastor Scott Peterson, MLC's founding pastor.  Together they wrote and composed over nine original musicals.   The musicals were rotated year to year. Visit the Gallery page for a selection of photos from recent musicals and to view past performances of Music Camp musicals.   


We are excited to expand the Music Camp library of musicals offered with 2024's Music Camp titled "Say What? The Story of the Tower of Bablyon Leading to Pentecost" by Alan Pote / Hope Publishing. 


Music Camp Leadership

Messiah Music Camp's  leaders and teachers are experienced and dedicated to ensuring the Music Camp experience is a rewarding and fun experience for your child.   They are assisted by dozens of volunteers who assist throughout the week.   Your child's well being and safety are important.  All of our leaders have completed background checks.  


Adult and youth volunteers are screened and receive training prior to being permitted to lead children's activities. Information and policies on Messiah's Youth Activity Standards can be found by visiting our youth pages  at 


Stephanie Gillespie

Camp Director


Stephanie Gillespie serves as Messiah Music Camp’s Camp Director. Stephanie’s history with Music Camp goes way back, starting when she herself attended Music Camp over 20 years ago. She served as Music Camp's Music Director for over a decade and became the camp's Director in 2023. 

Stephanie is a Music educator experienced in private lessons and group piano lessons. Clinical experience includes: elementary level music classes, middle school band and choir, high school concert and marching band, and preschool special education.

She is an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist and member of MLC's Contemporary Worship Team.