The Adirondack Performing Arts Fellowship is dedicated to bringing together outstanding musicians who wish to honor Christ in the world of the performing arts. APAF emphasizes excellence in performance, transparency in corporate worship, and the importance of personal discipleship. Innovation is encouraged through composing, arranging, and teaching. Working together in community builds life-long friendships and networking among musicians who share high personal and professional standards. APAF aims to equip its musicians to be effective as Christ-followers in relating their musicianship to their faith.

Performing Arts Fellowship

APAF musicians are hired to perform in weekly concerts and recitals which include a broad variety of styles: classical, chamber, opera, Broadway, big band, and small jazz ensemble. These events are well-attended by enthusiastic audiences. In addition, musicians lead guests in vibrant worship during daily chapel services. Musicians are recruited from around the USA and internationally, and are chosen through a competitive application and audition process. While many staff musicians are currently enrolled in graduate programs, exceptional undergraduate students and post-graduate music professionals are also encouraged to apply. Climate-controlled Wenger practice rooms are available and there is ample time for personal practice during the week. Fellowship with Christian music professionals, numerous performance opportunities, emphasis on musical excellence, and the challenge of spiritual growth create a unique opportunity for the APAF musician to grow in their musicianship and in their faith.

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Life at COTW

APAF musicians who choose employment at COTW will find that staff accommodations and dining facilities are modern and well-maintained. Summer weather in the Adirondack Mountains is temperate, and Lake Pleasant is splendidly picturesque and beautiful with a scenic and charming beachfront, inviting swimming, boating, and recreational activities. In addition, basketball courts, the climbing wall, ping-pong tables, tennis courts, beach volleyball, miniature golf course, and nearby Adirondack hiking and climbing trails give all COTW employees opportunities for friendship and recreation. All COTW staff are challenged and encouraged to grow in their faith through fellowship and weekly Bible studies.

Summer Season at COTW

CAMP-of-the-WOODS is an all-season premier Christian conference and retreat center, and a vacation destination from June through August. Guests from all over the country choose COTW because of its Christ-centered environment in a beautiful setting on the northern shore of Lake Pleasant in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Guests are offered modern accommodations, a broad range of activities for all ages, internationally known chapel speakers, and a distinctive music program.

We're Accepting Applications for our 2023 Season!

As of December 2, we begin to contract all open positions. Since APAF applications are processed as soon as they are received, we are prepared to make hiring decisions in early December, so don’t wait to apply. Be sure to apply soon to receive the fullest consideration for summer 2023!

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