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2018 Summer Camp Opportunities Announced

Each summer Lee University is home to a wide variety of camps, all hosted by Lee personnel and geared for community youth participation.

All Lee camps are 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

Lee art professors and students teach this creative camp. The cost is $80 per student with a $25 non-refundable deposit. There is a 10 percent discount for each additional child. The fee covers all materials.

Session One

When: June 11-15; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Who: Grades 2-5, Grades 6 & up (morning session only)

Session Two

When: June 18-22; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Who: Grades 2-5 or 6 & up

Contact: John Simmons at jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu or (423) 614-8690


 Computer Camps/Game Programming

When: June 4-8

Advanced, for rising 8-12 grades; 9 a.m.-12 noon (different software)

Intermediate, for rising 5-7 grades; 1-4 p.m.

Beginning, for rising 2-4 grades; 1-4 p.m.

Contact: Mava Wilson at mwilson@leeuniversity.edu or http://webpages.leeu.edu/mwilson/


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, as well as study music theory, history, and private or specialized study in a desired performance area. For residential campers (staying on campus), the cost is $520; commuter is $350. A $25 registration deposit is due before June 1, and after June 1, the deposit is $50.

When: June 25-30
Who: Rising 9-12 grade & rising college freshmen

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

Rocket City Science Camps

The excitement that Dr. Jason Robinson brings to the classroom, family science nights, professional development events, 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 28- June 1; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who: Rising 2-4 grade students

Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp

When: May 28- June 1; 1 p.m.-4p.m.
Who: Rising 5-8 grade students

Contact: Jason Robinson at jrobinson@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.rocketcityscience.weebly.com

Theatre Camps

Kids Theatre Camp

Elementary students will get a first taste of theatre with this active and engaging opportunity to be a part of a play. Students will gain self-confidence, poise, and great memories. Lee theatre students and faculty will teach participants. The camp will culminate in a performance by campers held on the evening of June 22. The cost is $200 per child ($50 discount for siblings), which includes a T-shirt and snacks.

When: June 11-22; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Who: Ages 7-12

Teen Summer Stock Theatre Camp

Young theatre artists will get an audition, rehearsal, and performance experience. All students will be given an onstage or backstage role as they mount a one-act performance in the Buzz Oates Theater. Lee theatre students and faculty will work closely with the participants to provide hands-on experience in a theatrical production. The cost is $200 per child ($50 discount for siblings). Final performance will be held on the evening of the 22.

When: June 11-22; 1-4 p.m.
Who: Ages 12-18

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

Summer Honors

For 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 prepares students to face the academic and social challenges of college life. The total cost is $980 with a $100 non-refundable housing deposit. This includes six college credits, books, lodging, meals, and activities. Application deadline is Monday, April 30.

When: June 10-22

Who: High school juniors and seniors

Contact: Rosie Adams at radams@leeuniversity.edu or (423) 614-8406, or visit Summer Honors

Baseball Camps

Day Camp

Conducted by the Lee University baseball staff and players, campers will learn about the fundamentals of hitting, bunting, throwing, defense, and base running. Games will be played each day with instruction. Cost is $115 or $200 for a sibling pair, which includes a T-shirt.

When: June 4-7; 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-15

Advanced Hitting/Pitching/Catching Camp

This camp focuses in on the advanced instruction of hitting, pitching, and catching. Each camper will receive instruction as well as participate in the same drills that are given daily to college level athletes. Each participant will receive a T-shirt. Cost is $70 for hitting, $55 for pitching and catching, or $115 for both sessions.

When: June 25-27; 9 a.m.–2 p.m.; 1-3 p.m.
Who: Ages 8-17

Contact: Mark Brew at (423) 614-8440 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu.

For online registration, visit goleeflames

Men’s Basketball Camps

Bubba Smith Skills and Drills Camp

Basic skill instruction will be the focus through daily drill work. In addition to the skill development, competitive and fun games will be played. Regardless of current level of skill, players will receive personal attention and instruction. The goal is to provide the basic skills and drills of basketball to campers of all ages and skill levels. In addition to mastering the fundamentals, advanced skill development and game simulation will be a key component to camp.

When: June 11-14; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Who: All ages

Lee Flames Team Camp

The focus of this camp is to provide high school programs quality competition from throughout the Southeast. The camp will provide full-length, stopped-clock games with high school officials from the local association. Each team will receive Lee Flames T-shirts.

When: June 14-16
Who: Middle school and high school teams

Contact: Cole Rose at (423) 614-8061 or crose@leeuniversity.edu or visit register.

Women’s Basketball Camps

Lee Women’s Basketball Elite Camp

This camp is for any rising high school sophomore to senior interested in playing basketball at the collegiate level. The camp will include small group skills sessions, scrimmage games, and NCAA information sessions. This is a chance for high school students to be seen by college coaches. Register by June 24, as space is limited.

When: June 30; 7 a.m.–midnight
Who: Ages 14-18 (rising 9-12 grades)

Lee Women’s Basketball Team Camp

This camp is designed for middle or high school girls’ basketball teams that are interested in scrimmaging against local teams and teams from across the Southeast. Teams will play a requested amount of games per day on Lee’s campus and at various local schools in Cleveland. Teams can commute or stay on campus.

When: June 7-9; 7 a.m.–midnight
Who: Middle and high school teams

Marty Rowe’s Skills and Drills Camp

This camp is geared toward girls who are interested in improving basketball skills in a fun environment. Camp will include morning sessions consisting of focused skill work such as defense, shooting, rebounding, and passing. The afternoon session will consist of playing in various games and contests.

When: June 25-28; 7 a.m.–midnight
Who: Ages 6-14

Contact: Jan Spangler at (423) 331-6942 or jspangler@leeuniversity.edu; Hollie Lowe at (423) 715-2754 or hgerma00@leeu.edu.

Golf Academy

The Lee University Summer Golf Academy is recommended for elementary and middle school-aged students seeking to improve golf skills. Each golfer will be exposed to the basic techniques of golf that will help students 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 instructors. The cost is $125 per camper.

When: June 11-14 or July 23-26; 4-7 p.m.
Who: Elementary and middle school students

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

Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinic

Each year, 40 instructors join former professional tennis player Kay McDaniel in teaching tennis skills. 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. Prizes are given to campers throughout the week with an awards ceremony on the last day. In addition, every participant receives a T-shirt, photograph, and certificate.

When: June 4-8; Girls: 8-10 a.m.; Boys: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 6-13

Contact: Kay McDaniel at (423) 614-8475, kmcdaniel@leeuniversity.edu, or visit www.kaymcdanieltennisclinics.com.

Softball Camps

Summer Skills Camp

Summer Skills Camp is designed to help teach or reinforce skills for the younger softball athlete. The focus is on fundamentals and proper techniques that are building blocks for future success. Daily games and prizes help to create a fun and competitive environment. Camp ends with the popular Softball Olympics and an award ceremony. The cost is $115 per camper or $100 for multiple children, which includes a T-shirt.

When: June 4-7; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-15

Prospect Camp

Prospect camp offers drills in small group sessions and live game play. Each camper will receive instruction from Lee coaches and players, as well as coaches from other universities around the region. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. The cost is $150, which includes lunch and a T-shirt.

When: June 19-20; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Who: Rising grades 8-12

Contact: Emily Russel at (423) 614-8456 or leesoftballcamps@gmail.com or visit www.leesoftballcamps.com.

Soccer Camps

Little Flames Soccer Camp

The Little Flames Soccer Camp is for young children of 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. Each day is divided into two sessions with a snack break and character lesson between the on-field sessions.

When: June 18-22; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-7

Day Soccer Camp

The Lee Soccer Day Camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Each morning will begin with a technical session helping players learn the essential skills of passing, receiving, dribbling, turning, and shooting. Each afternoon will finish with a game. All staff are current Lee men's soccer coaches or players.

When: June 18-22; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 7-12

Men’s Soccer Camp

Lee Residential High School Soccer Camp

The Lee Residential ID Camp is designed for players entering grades 9 to 12 who have an interest in high quality training and competition while being exposed to some of the top college soccer programs in the region.

The morning session will focus mostly on the technical side of the game, with some progression into tactical (decision making) areas as well. The afternoon sessions will feature popular ladder games, which combine the technical skill from that morning with short competitive games. Each day will conclude with a game. Intensive goalkeeper training will be available for goalkeepers each morning. The cost is $275 ($200 for commuters).

When: July 15-18; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Who: High school boys

Contact: Derek Potteiger at dpotteiger@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leesocceracademy.com.

Women’s Soccer Camp

Head coach of the Lady Flames Women’s Soccer Team Chris Hennessey will offer an educational skills camp for women who might be interested in the Lee’s women’s soccer program. In addition to displaying abilities, this camp will serve as an opportunity for feedback from Lee coaches, as well as critique and the implementation of new techniques. The cost is $390 for residential campers ($290 for commuters).

When: July 18-21
Who: Grades 9-12

Contact: Coach Chris Hennessey at chennessey@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leesoccer.com.

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