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2023 Summer Camp Opportunities at Lee

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This summer, Lee University will hold a wide variety of summer camps in which community youth can participate. 

Specific information for each camp, handled by individual directors, can be found below. For more information or to register, contact camp organizers. 

Baseball Camps 

Advanced Hitting/Pitching/Catching Camp:

This camp offers instruction on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, and catching. Students will receive instruction and drills that are provided daily for college-level athletes. The cost is $70 for Hitting and $55 for Pitching or Catching, and all participants will receive a T-shirt.

When:

Hitting: June 26-28, 9 a.m.– noon 

Pitching or Catching: June 26-28, 1-3 p.m. 

Who: Boys, ages 8-14 

Contact: Mark Brew at (423) 614-8638 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu or visit leeflamesbaseballcamps.com for more information. 

Day Camp:

Conducted by the Lee University baseball staff and players, campers will learn the fundamentals of hitting, bunting, throwing, defense, and base running. Games will be played each day, and the cost is $115, which includes a T-shirt. 

When: June 5-8, 9 a.m.– noon 

Who: Boys, ages 5-12 

Contact: Mark Brew at (423) 614-8638 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu or visit leeflamesbaseballcamps.com for more information. 

Summer Golf Academy 

The Lee University Summer Golf Academy is recommended for elementary and middle school aged boys and girls seeking to improve their overall golf skills. The camp costs $140 per student. 

When: 

June 5-8, 4-7 p.m. 

July 24-27, 4-7 p.m. 

Who: Boys and girls in elementary and middle school 

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

Soccer Camps 

Soccer Day Camp: 

The Lee Soccer DAay Camp is designed for players of all skill levels. This is a teaching camp, so players at every ability level will be encouraged and challenged to improve in a positive and fun environment. The camp costs $129 per student. 

When: June 19-23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m. – noon on Friday 

Who: Boys and girls, ages 7-13 

Contact: Derek Potteiger at dpotteiger@leeuniversity.edu or visit https://info.abcsportscamps.com/potteigersocceracademy for more information or to register. 

Soccer Little FLAMES Camp:

The Little Flames Soccer Camp is for young kids at any experience level who are excited about the game of soccer. It is designed to teach kids the basics of the sport within the framework of fun, high-energy games. The Lee University staff look forward to teaching, demonstrating, and simply creating a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere. The camp costs $220 per student. 

When: June 26-29, 9 – 11:30 a.m. 

Who: Boys and girls, ages 5-7 

Contact: Derek Potteiger at dpotteiger@leeuniversity.edu or visit https://info.abcsportscamps.com/potteigersocceracademy for more information or to register. 

Summer Honors 

This two-week program is an authentic encounter that prepares students to face the academic and social challenges of college life. Students 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. The camp cost is $980 per student, which includes the six college credits, books, lodging, meals, and activities. 

When: June 18-30 

Who: Current high school juniors and seniors 

Contact: For more information, email summerhonors@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8406, or visit https://www.leeuniversity.edu/summer-honors/. 

Softball Camps 

Summer Skills Camp: 

This kid’s summer skills camp will introduce campers to all areas of the game of softball, including hitting, throwing, defense, base running, and pitching. The camp will be centered around having fun while learning more about softball. The cost is $75 per student. 

When: June 5-6, 9 a.m. – noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) 

Who: Girls, rising grades 1-5 

Contact: Emily Russell at leesoftballcamps@gmail.com, call (423) 614-8456, or visit www.leesoftballcamp.com

Summer Prospect Camp:

Prospect camp is designed for athletes that are pursuing a collegiate playing career to highlight their ability and skills for the coaching staff of Lee University. The cost is $175 per student. 

When: June 7, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) 

Optional campus tour: 11 – 11:45 a.m. 

Who: Girls graduating in 2023-2028 

Contact: Emily Russell at leesoftballcamps@gmail.com, call (423) 614-8456, or visit www.leesoftballcamp.com

 

Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinics 

Tennis champion Kay McDaniel will lead the free Tennis Clinics for all skill levels on Lee’s campus. This will be the 31st and final year for the Tennis Clinics. Not only does McDaniel focus on a unique biblical theme and Scripture, but she also shares inspirational stories from her personal experiences in her journey to the top level in her sport. Every participant will receive a T-shirt, and prizes are given to campers throughout the week.  

When: June 5-9, 8-10 a.m. for girls, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for boys 

Who: Girls and boys ages 6-13 

Contact Kay McDaniel at kmcdaniel@leeuniversity.edu or visit kaymcdanieltennisclinics.com. 

Theatre Camps 

Youth Camp:

Youth Theatre Camp is a week-long experience where young thespians can learn about the process of theatre and develop a short performance. The camp focuses on basic skills for the stage, and the cost is $150 per student.  

When: June 5-9, 9 a.m. – noon 

Who: Boys and girls, ages 8-12 

Contact: Christine Williams at theatre@leeuniversity.edu or 423-614-8227, or visit https://leetheatre.wixsite.com/homepage.

Teen Camp:

Teen Theatre Camp is a week-long experience where young thespians can learn about the process of theatre and develop a short performance. The camp puts the students to work creating and devising an original show, and the cost is $150 per student.  

When: June 5-9, 9 a.m. – noon 

Who: Boys and girls, ages 12-17 

Contact: Christine Williams at theatre@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8227, or visit https://leetheatre.wixsite.com/homepage

Summer Music Camp 

Summer Music Camp provides an opportunity for developing musicians to perform with outstanding ensembles, see and hear music performed at the highest level, study with excellent instructors, and have a great time while doing it all. Students will rehearse and perform alongside Lee University faculty and students, participate in classes designed for their level of training and specific interests – whether it be vocals, band, jazz, strings, piano, or rhythm. They will also receive private instruction on some tracks. The cost is $595 for residential campers and $425 for non-residential campers. Both prices require an additional $25 registration fee. All-State selection and other scholarships will be available. Lee U School of Music auditions will be available to rising seniors/college freshmen. 

When: June 19-24; all day, starting at 8:20 a.m. each day 

Who: Boys and girls, rising 9th-graders through rising college freshmen 

Contact: Laud Vaught at lvaught@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8244, or visit https://www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/music-camp/.

Bubba Smith Basketball Camps 

The basketball camps are directed by 2021 GSC East Co-Coach of the Year Head Coach Bubba Smith and his staff. Current and former players serve as camp coaches and counselors. Smith offers multiple camps each year for both youth and high school campers, whether wanting to master the fundamentals or showcase one’s skills with the hope of playing college basketball. These camps are designed to create a healthy and positive environment for campers, with an emphasis on teaching the fundamentals in age-appropriate groups, competitions, and 5-on-5 team play. Costs vary per camp. 

Skills and Drills:

When: June 26-29; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; June 26-28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Who: Boys, ages 6-16 

Cost: $200 

Early Bird discount: $185 

Contact: Bubba Smith at rsmith@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8460, visit https://leeflamesmensbasketballcamps.totalcamps.com/About%20Us

High School Team Camp:

When: June 8-9 

Who: Men’s high school varsity, junior varsity, and freshman basketball teams 

Cost: $100 per game 

Contact: Josh Laatsch at joshualaatsch@leeuniversity.edu 

High School Elite Camps:

When: June 11, August 5, and August 6; 12:30 – 5 p.m. 

Who: Rising sophomore to rising senior boys interested in playing college basketball 

Cost: $100 

Contact: Josh Laatsch at joshualaatsch@leeuniversity.edu. 

Art Camps 

Explore a variety of art-making techniques and exciting art projects with expert faculty guidance. All experience levels are welcome. Art Camps at Lee University are one week long with a morning and afternoon option. There are three camps occurring per session, dividing students by grade levels, and all camps will be held in Lee’s Mayfield Annex. 

When: July 10-14; July 17-21

Cost: $110 

Contact: Mary Mathias-Dickerson at mathias.art@gmail.com or visit Lee University Art Camps July 10-14 and July 17-21 | Eventbrite.

Art Beginners Camp:

Art Beginners Camp is taught by Taylor Brannon, assisted by Lee University art students, and is an active artistic learning experience. Students will enjoy learning about artists and nature and have lots of hands-on time crafting, painting, drawing, and modeling clay. 

Who: Boys and girls, rising kindergarten – 2nd graders 

Art Explorers Camp:

Art Explorers Camp is taught by Mary Ann Poplin, assisted by Lee art students, and is structured like a school art class. Students will enjoy learning painting, drawing, and other mediums, while practicing art skills all week. 

Who: Boys and girls, rising 2nd–6th graders 

Art Insights Camp:

Art Insights Camp is taught by Shanna Calfee and assisted by Lee University Art students. Students will enjoy learning painting, drawing, 3D projects, and practicing a wide variety of art skills, offering plenty of instruction and time to experiment. 

Who: Boys and girls, rising 6th–12th graders 

Marty Rowe Skills and Drills Camp 

The Marty Rowe Skills and Drills camp is an individual girls’ basketball skills camp for all ability levels. The camp will include basic fundamental skills work, as well as competitions and contests. The cost is $135 per student. 

When: June 19-22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Who: Girls, grades K-8 

Contact: Jan Spangler at jspangler@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8452, or visit www.leewomensbasketball.totalcamps.com. 

Women’s Basketball Elite Camp: 

Elite camp is an advanced skills prospect camp for those interested in playing basketball at the college level. The cost is $100 per person. 

When: June 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Who: Girls, grades 9-12 

Contact: Jan Spangler at jspangler@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8452, or visit www.leewomensbasketball.totalcamps.com.

Women’s Soccer Camp

This camp is a preseason high school camp designed to get teams ready for their respective seasons. Please note that this camp is for teams only, not individuals. The cost is $395 per team. 

When: July 12-15, check in at noon on July 12 

Who: High school girls’ soccer teams 

Contact: Luidgi Beauzile at lbeauzile@leeuniversity.edu.

Computer Camp 

Participants will learn how to create, design, share, and play computer games. Further information is available on the camp’s website.

When: June 5-9, 1-4 p.m.

Who: Boys and girls, grades 3-6

Contact: Mava Wilson at mwilson@leeuniversity.edu, Cameron Tucker at busnsw14@leeuniversity.edu, or visit https://webpages.leeu.edu/mwilson/summer-computer-camp-2023/

Free ESL Kids Camp 

This is a week-long day camp to help non-native English speakers develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Through fun learning activities, the children will develop the English grammar, vocabulary, and strategies to help them be successful at school. The camp will be free of charge. 

When: July 10-14

Who: Boys and girls, ages 6-12 

Contact: Dr. Chris Blake at cblake@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8223, or visit www.leecell.org

Lacrosse Elite Summer Camp

Participants will meet current team members and prospects, be coached by the Lee staff, and experience the team culture and campus. The cost is $375 per person. 

When: July 18-20

Who: Girls, 9th grade through 2023 high school graduates 

Contact: Megan Smith at megansmith@leeuniversity.edu, call (423) 614-8461, or visit tennesseeflameslacrosse.com

Volleyball Camps 

Elite 1 Boarding Camp:

The Elite Camp offers a high level of training and an advanced level of play for athletes entering grades 9-12. The camp is ideal for the experienced volleyball player and will focus on refining technique and exposing athletes to the advanced tactical aspects of the game. Players attending this camp should be serious about learning advanced volleyball systems and training. The cost is $260 per person. Meals while on campus will be included (lunch and dinner on the first day, all meals on day two, and breakfast on day three), as well as T-shirts for all participants. 

When: May 31-June 2 

Who: Girls entering grades 9-12 

Contact: Christa Fabre at cfabre@leeuniversity.edu .

Elite Non-Boarding Camp:

The Elite Camp offers a high level of training and an advanced level of play for athletes entering grades 9-12. The camp is ideal for the experienced volleyball player and will focus on refining technique and exposing athletes to the advanced tactical aspects of the game. Players attending this camp should be serious about learning advanced volleyball systems and training. The cost is $260 per person. Lunch will be provided, as well as T-shirts for all participants. 

When: June 23-25 

Who: Girls entering grades 9-12 

Contact: Christa Fabre at cfabre@leeuniversity.edu.

Middle School Camp 1:

The campers will be taught fundamental volleyball skills to get ready for their upcoming season. The cost is $150 per person. Lunch will be provided, and all participants will receive a T-shirt. 

When: June 5-6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Who: Girls entering grades 6-8 

Contact: Christa Fabre at cfabre@leeuniversity.edu 

Middle School Camp 2:

The campers will be taught fundamental volleyball skills to get ready for their upcoming season. The cost is $150 per person. Lunch will be provided, and all participants will receive a T-shirt. 

When: June 15-16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who: Girls entering grades 6-8 

Contact: Christa Fabre at cfabre@leeuniversity.edu or visit Volleyball Camp to register.

In addition to the above camps led by Lee University faculty, many other camps take place at the school, including Centrikid, Christ In Youth, Teen Pact, and Camp Generate, among others.

To see a full listing and find out more, visit https://www.leeuniversity.edu/event-services/summer-camps/.

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