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Summer Camp Opportunities Announced


Lee University is home to a wide variety of summer camps hosted by Lee personnel in which community youth can participate.

Each Lee camp is handled separately by individual directors. Specific information for each camp is found below. Registration deadlines vary, but some are quickly approaching. Please contact camp organizers for specific information about camp costs and to secure a spot.

Art Camp

Art Camp is a fun, creative camp taught by professional art teachers and assisted by Lee University art students. The cost is $75 per student with a sibling discount. There is a $25 non-refundable deposit. This fee covers all materials and a T-shirt.

Section 1
When: June 13-17; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Who: Rising 2nd-5th grade students

Section 2
When: June 13-17; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who: Rising 6th-10th grade students

Contact: John Simmons at jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu.

Bringing Life to Mathematics for Students (BLT Math) Camp

BLT Math for Students provides a stimulating environment for introduction of real-life applications to mathematics, thus promoting an interest in the field. The program includes hands-on experiences, explorations, intriguing puzzles, and problems. This is done in a fun, highly engaging, and interactive environment.

When: June 20-24; middle school students 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and high school students 1-4 p.m.
Who: Middle and high school students

Contact: Caroline Maher-Boulis at (423) 614-8393 or cmaherboulis@leeuniversity.edu.

Computer Camp

Game Programming: learn how to create, design, share, and play electronic games. There is an $85 fee. The application is available online at http://webpages.leeu.edu/mwilson/ComputerCampApplication/.

When: June 6-10; 1–4 p.m.
Who: Rising 6th -8th grade students or ages 11-14 years old

Contact: Mava Wilson at (423) 614-8160 or mwilson@leeuniversity.edu.

International Piano Festival and Competition

This festival will include master classes by guest and faculty artists and recitals by world-class artists. Festival is open to talented pianists of all ages by audition. Competition is open to pre-college and undergraduate college students. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards given to the pre-college competitors, and a 1st place award for the college competitors. The application deadline is April 15. The cost is $450 and includes tuition, room, and board. Private lessons are available for an additional fee.

When: June 12-18; 9 am-12 p.m.
Who: Festival audition: all ages. Competition: high school or undergraduate students.

Contact: Phillip Thomas at (423) 614-8264 or alamb@leeuniversity.edu or visit Piano Festival.

Music Camp

Music Camp is for students who are vocalists and instrumentalists desiring an in-depth study of music. Five tracks of participation are offered: The Music Lovers Track, The College Prep Track, The Piano Track, The Jazz Track, and The Worship Leader Track. In each of these tracks the campers participate in an ensemble, study music theory and history, and receive private or specialized study in their desired performance area. Members of the Lee faculty and visiting professionals serve as faculty for the camp. Early registration (before June 1) is $25. The remainder of the camp fee is $495 making a total of $520. After June 1, the registration fee is $50. A non-resident option is an early application fee of $25 with a $325 cost for a total of $350.

When: June 27- July 2
Who: Rising 9th-12th grade & rising college freshman students

Contact: Laud L. Vaught at (423) 614-8244 or lvaught@leeuniversity.edu or visit music camp for more information.

2016 Rocket City Science Camps

The excitement that Dr. Jason Robinson brings to the classroom, family science nights, and Super Science Saturdays will continue to impact students this summer with Rocket City Science Camps. The camps are sure to excite young minds and spark creativity and imagination.

Camp Discovery: Slammin’ Science Camp

When: May 30- June 3; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who: Rising 2nd- 4th grade students

Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp

When: May 30- June 3; 1-4 p.m.
Who: Rising 5th-8th grade students

Contact: Jason Robinson at jrobinson@leeuniversity.edu or visit Rocket City Science.

Summer Honors

For over 30 years, Lee University has sponsored a one-of-a-kind college experience for academically-talented high school juniors and seniors. This two-week program is an authentic encounter that prepares students to face the academic and social challenges of college life. Students also receive a head start on their college career by earning six hours of academic credit. While outside of the classroom, students will experience a wide variety of social activities they can expect to find at Lee. For the 140 or so students selected to participate, Summer Honors is two weeks to learn, grow, laugh, and connect. Students wishing to participate must possess a 3.2 GPA or have a score of 24 on the ACT or 1120 on the SAT.

When: June 12-24
Who: Juniors or seniors in high school

Contact: Lee University Office of Student Development at 423-614-8406 or summerhonors@leeuniversity.edu or visit Summer Honors.

Theatre Camps

Elementary Theatre Camp
This camp, taught by trained Lee students and supervised by Lee Theatre faculty, gives elementary students a great first taste of theatre with an active and engaging opportunity to gain self-confidence, poise, and great memories. The camp will culminate in a performance by the students. The cost is $200 per child and includes the cost of a T-shirt and snacks.

When: June 6-17; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who: Ages 7-12

Teen Summer Stock Theatre
This camp gives young theatre artists a full audition, rehearsal, and performance experience. All students will be given an onstage or backstage role in a one-act performance in the brand new Buzz Oates Theater. Trained professors and theatre students will be working closely with camp participants to give them real hands-on experience in a theatrical production. The cost will be $200 per child.

When: June 6-17; 1-4p.m.
Who: Ages 12-18

Contact: Lee University Theatre at (423) 614-8341 or theatre@leeuniversity.edu or visit theatre camps.

Lee University Baseball Camps

Advanced Hitting Camp
Cost: $70 for Hitting or $110 for Hitting and Pitching/Catching
When: July 5-7; 9 am-12 p.m.
Who: Ages 8-17

Advanced Pitching/Catching Camp
Cost: $55 for Pitching/Catching or $110 for Hitting and Pitching/Catching
When: July 5-7; 1-3 p.m.
Who: Ages 8-17

Day Camp
This camp is conducted by the Lee University baseball staff and players. Fundamentals stressed include hitting, bunting, throwing, defense, and base running. Games will be played each day. The cost is $110 ($190 for two siblings). Team rates available.

When: June 6-9; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-15

Contact: Mark Brew at (423) 614-8638 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu.

Lee Basketball Camps

Lady Flames Elite Basketball Camp

This camp is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are serious about playing college basketball. This is a unique opportunity for players to experience the campus of Lee University while competing at a high level. Registration is $100 per player and the deadline to register is June 25. There are only 120 spots available.

When: July 2; 8:15 a.m.-4p.m.
Who: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school
Register at Lady Flames Elite.

Marty Rowe Skills and Drills
Join the Lady Flames for a week of individual basketball skill work. This camp will include fundamental skill development, footwork, games, contests, and more. The cost is $135, $125 if registered before May 15, and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Sibling discounts are available.

When: June 27-July 1; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (ends at noon on Friday)
Who: Girls ages 5-16

Women’s Basketball Team Camp
The Lee women’s basketball team will host a camp for middle school and high school teams. This is a residential or commuter camp. The cost is $145 per player or $50 per varsity game.

When: June 10-12
Who: Middle and high school students

Contact: Jan Spangler at (423) 614-8452 or jspangler@leeuniversity.edu.

Golf Academy

The Lee University Summer Golf Academy is recommended for elementary and middle school-aged students seeking to improve their overall golf skills. Each golfer will be exposed to the basic techniques of golf that will help them succeed at the middle school, high school, and junior events. Regardless of the golfer’s current level of ability, players will receive personal attention and instruction from all instructors. Each player will be exposed to the following aspects of golf: full swing concepts, chipping, pitching, putting, bunker play, rules of golf, course management, etiquette, proper practice, and junior events. The cost is $125 per camper.

Session 1
When: June 13-16; 4-7 p.m.
Who: Elementary and middle school students

Session 2
When: July 25-28; 4-7 p.m.
Who: Elementary and middle school students

Contact: John Maupin at (423) 310-5427 or jmaupin@leeuniversity.edu.

Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinics

At the Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinics, the fundamentals of tennis are taught along with agility and footwork skills through group instructions. There are many games and competitions, and Christian character is heavily emphasized. Prizes are given every day with special honors given at an awards ceremony on the clinic’s last day. There is an expressed biblical theme for the week and personal stories are shared each day demonstrating how to overcome obstacles. The clinics are staffed with over 35 instructors and are directed by a player who was a World’s Top 30 Player on the professional circuit for six years, played Wimbledon and U.S. Open, and competed against legends of the game (Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf). The clinics are free, but space is limited and spots fill quickly. Registration is now open.

When: June 6-10; girls 8-10 a.m. and boys 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 6-13

Contact: Kay McDaniel at (423) 614-8475 or kmcdaniel@leeuniversity.edu or visit Tennis Clinic.

Lee Soccer Camps

Soccer Camp
The soccer camp provides a fun, educational camp environment with quality, caring coaches to help children develop the fundamentals of the game starting with footwork. Daily games, contests, and enthusiastic learning make for an enjoyable week of soccer for young players. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $160, $150 if registered by June 4.

When: June 20-23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-14

Contact: Paul Furey at (423) 614-8158 or visit Lee Flames.

Southeast Elite Soccer Camp
The Southeast Elite Soccer Camp is the summer camp for all high school players and club teams who wish to elevate their soccer skills to the next level before the start of their 2016 season. The camp is a four day/three night action-packed program designed to bring players and teams to the next level. This is a residential (cost $325) or commuter (cost $175) camp.

When: July 10-13
Who: High school boys’ teams and players

Contact: Paul Furey at (423) 614-8158 or visit Lee Flames.

Women’s Soccer ID Camp
This camp is designed for women’s soccer players that are interested in the Lee University Women’s Soccer Program. The camp serves as a great opportunity to showcase players’ abilities to the Lee program as well as to several other college coaches who will be attending. The camp will consist of two training sessions per day with full-field 11v11 scrimmages in the evening.

The price of camp for residential campers is $375, and the price for commuter campers is $275. If registered before April 8, there is a discount of $30.

When: July 13-16
Who: High school girls

Contact: Luidgi Beauzile at lbeauzile@leeuniversity.edu or visit soccer.
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