Camp Sumatanga [July 8 - 13]

Children's Division Clinician

Ken Berg

For 28 years Ken served as the Director of Choirs and Fine Arts Chairman at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. The choirs at John Carroll consistently received highest ratings in district, state and national festivals under his leadership.  

After retiring from teaching high school in 2005, Ken served for six years as the full-time Music Minister and Composer in Residence at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, also in Birmingham.  As of the summer of 2011, after serving as the part-time Music Director for 33 years, Ken now serves as the first full-time Music Director and Resident Composer for the Birmingham Boys Choir - Under his leadership the Choir has toured extensively throughout Costa Rica, Europe, Japan, and Canada and has sung for OAKE, MENC and ACDA State, Division and National conventions.

He and his wife, Susan are the proud parents of two sons, Michael and David; both fine musicians in their own right, as well as BBC Alumni!

Ken has served as a State and Southern Division officer with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has also served on the Training Courses Committee of the Royal School of Church Music in America. Additionally he is currently teaching Choral Arranging as an adjunct at his Alma Mater, Samford University. Ken often serves as clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. 

Children's Division Info

Children's Dean

Teresa Banks


Register your child for Music & Arts Week Children's Division if he/she is entering grades 3-7. Children who are entering the 7th grade have the option of registering for the Children's Division or the Youth Division.


Theory, Art, Signing, Newspaper, Handbells, Drama, Dance, and possibly others.

Note: Art requires an extra fee of $15

What to bring

Bible, good attitude, comfy clothes and shoes, bug spray, toiletries, towels, sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, swim suit, sunscreen, and paper and pencil. You can also bring other items for classes such as a musical instrument or a camera. You need to bring appropriate clothes and shoes if you want to participate in the ropes course, hiking, canoeing, or other outdoor activities during free-time. Children will wear jeans or denim shorts with the camp t-shirt for the concert.