The Liturgical Arts Ministry Project of Southern California (LAMP SoCal) has been awarded a Vital Worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW).

An organization that develops and mentors high school students in liturgical ministry and liturgical music, LAMP SoCal’s hosts a five-day summer camp, which takes place June 13 to July 17 at Mount St. Mary’s University.

CICW director John Witvliet says that LAMP SoCal is an important education program, adding, “We look forward to sharing insights from these projects with a larger audience in our future programming over the next several years.”

Dr. Dale Sieverding, founder of LAMP SoCal, said he was grateful to CICW and to the Ely Lilly Endowment for their confidence in the project. Dr. Sieverding is also the director of liturgy and music at St. Monica Church in Santa Monica.

High school students interested in liturgical music or the liturgical ministries, such as acting as lector, acolyte, sacristan or providing hospitality, are invited to register.

Registration and scholarship information for the camp can be found at