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Summer Camps Abound in 2019

Lee University holds a wide variety of summer camps each year hosted by Lee personnel in which community youth can participate.

Specific information for each camp, handled by individual directors, can be found below. Registration deadlines vary, but some are quickly approaching. For more information or to register, contact camp organizers.

Art Camp

Art Camp is a fun, creative camp taught by professional art teachers and assisted by Lee University art students. The cost is $80 per student with a $25 non-refundable deposit. There is a 10 percent discount for each additional child.

Session One

When: June 17-21 or June 24-28; 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m.
Who: Grades 2-5

Session Two

When: June 17-21; 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m.
Who: Grades 6 and up

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

Computer Camp

In the Game Programming Camp, participants will learn how to create, design, share, and play computer games. The total cost is $85. Sibling discounts are available.

Morning Camp

When: June 3-7; 9 a.m. – noon
Who: Rising 8 grade and up

Afternoon Camp

When: June 3-7; 1 – 4 p.m.
Who: Rising 2-7 grades

Contact: Mava Wilson at (423) 614-8196 or mwilson@leeuniversity.edu

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. Piano Track students will have the opportunity to engage with the LeeU Piano Festival, which is being held simultaneously. In each of these tracks, the campers participate in an ensemble, as well as study music theory and history and private or specialized study in desired performance area. The registration fee is $50. For residential campers (staying on campus), the total cost is $520; non-residential campers have a total cost of $350.

When: June 24-29
Who: Rising 9 grade and up

Contact: Laud L. Vaught at (423) 614-8244 or lvaught@leeuniversity.edu

Theatre Camps

Kids Theatre Camp

Elementary students will get a great 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. These camps are taught by trained Lee University students and supervised by Lee Theatre faculty. Registration includes a T-shirt and snacks. The camp will culminate in a performance on the evening of June 22. The cost will be $200 per child ($50 discount for siblings).

When: June 10-21; 9 a.m. – noon
Who: Ages 7-12

Teen Stock Theatre Camp

Campers will receive a full audition, rehearsal, and performance experience. All students will be given an onstage or backstage role of a one-act performance in the Buzz Oates Theater. Lee theatre students and faculty will work with campers to give them real, hands-on experience in a theatrical production. The final performance will be held on the evening of June 21. The cost is $200 per child ($50 discount for siblings).

When: June 10-21; 1 – 4 p.m.
Who: Ages 12-18

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

Summer Honors

This two-week program prepares students to face the academic and social challenges of college life. The cost of the entire program is $980, which includes six college credits, books, lodging, meals, and activities. Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of $100 will be collected. The application deadline is May 1.

When: June 9-21
Who: Current high school juniors and seniors

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

Baseball Camps

Day Camp

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

When: June 3-6; 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-15

Advanced Skills Camp

This camp focuses 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. Cost is $70 for hitting, $55 for pitching and catching, or $115 for both sessions. Each participant will receive a T-shirt.

When: June 24-26; 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3 p.m.
Who: Ages 8-17

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

Men’s Basketball Camps

Bubba Smith Skills and Drills Camp

Basic skill instruction will be the focus of this camp through daily drill work. In addition to mastering the fundamentals, advanced skill development and game simulation will be a key component. Regardless of current level of skill, players will receive personal attention and instruction.

When: June 10-13; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-16

Lee Flames Team Camp

The focus of the camp is to provide attending high school programs quality competition from throughout the Southeast. June is a valuable time for high school coaches to develop the foundation for the coming season with game experience as a team. Full-length, stopped-clock games with high school officials from the local association will take place.

When: June 13-15
Who: Middle and high school junior varsity and varsity teams

Flames Elite Camp

This camp is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school who are serious about playing basketball at the collegiate level. Prospective student-athletes and their families will get to experience the Lee campus, get acquainted with the Flames coaching staff, and play with and against other quality prospects. This camp is $100 and is limited to the first 55 registered. It includes a T-shirt and lunch.

When: August 10
Who: Grades 10-12


Women’s Basketball Camps

Lee Women’s Basketball Elite Camp

This camp is open to high school girls, rising
freshmen through seniors, interested in playing basketball at the college level. Camp will include small group skills sessions, 5 on 5 games, and NCAA information sessions. This is a chance for high school students to be seen by college coaches. Register by June 22, as space is limited.

When: June
29; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rising Freshmen though Seniors

Lee Women’s Basketball Team Camp

This camp is for any female middle or high school team that is interested in
playing against teams both locally and across the Southeast. Teams will play a requested amount of games per day. Teams will also have the options of commuting or staying on campus. Games will be played at Lee University and at some of the local high school and middle schools in the area.

When: June
6-8; 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Who: Middle and high school teams

Marty Rowe’s Skills and Drills Camp

This camp is geared toward girls who are interested in improving their basketball skills while having some fun in the process. Camp will include morning sessions consisting of stations that focus on skill work such as defense, shooting, rebounding, and passing. After lunch, sessions will consist of playing in contests and games.

When: June
24-27; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Girls 5 years old through 8th grade

Contact: Jan Spangler at

Golf Academy

The Lee University Summer Golf Academy is recommended for 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. The cost is $125 per camper.

When: June 3-5 or July 22-25; 3 – 7 p.m. or 4 – 7 p.m., respectively
Who: Elementary and middle school students

Contact: John Maupin at (423) 310-5427

Soccer Camps

Chris Hennessey’s Soccer Camp

Head Coach of the Lady Flames Women’s Soccer Team, Chris Hennessey, offers an educational skills camp for women who may be interested in the Lee University Women’s Soccer Program. In addition to showcasing participants’ abilities, this camp will serve as an opportunity for feedback from Lee University coaches, as well as critique and the implementation of new techniques. The cost is $390 per camper for those staying in campus housing.

When: July 18-22
Who: High school girls

Contact: Chris Hennessey at chennessey@leeuniversity.edu

Little Flames Soccer Camp

This 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. Little Flames Soccer Camp has a great staff that loves this age group and do a great job of teaching, demonstrating, and simply creating a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere. The camp day is divided into two sessions with a snack break and character lesson between the on-field sessions. The first part of the day is committed to teaching campers the basic skills of the game with drills and fun games. The second half of the day is the competitive games where campers play small-sided games.

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

Day Soccer Camp

This teaching camp is designed for players of all skill levels. Campers are challenged to improve in a positive and fun environment. Each morning will begin with a technical session helping players learn the essential skills of passing, receiving, dribbling, turning, and shooting. These skills are then built upon throughout the day with small-sided games, individual competitions, and ladder games. Each afternoon will conclude with small scrimmage games. All staff are current Lee Men’s Soccer coaches or players and all have full background checks completed prior to the start of camp.

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

Lee Residential High School Soccer Camp

This camp is designed for players entering grades 9-12 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 trainings are specific teaching sessions focused mostly on the technical side of the game, with some progression into tactical (decision making) areas as well. The afternoon sessions include popular ladder games, which combine the technical piece from that morning with quick, intense competitive games. Each evening, 8 v 8 league games are played, which lead to the playoff games the last morning of camp. College coaches and current/former players of the Lee Soccer program make up the instructors.

Commuter Option: This camp offers the ability to commute from home and receive a $75 discount. Lunch and dinner is included. Campers will have the option of choosing the commuter option in the registration process.


Goalkeeper Training: This camp offers an excellent goalkeeper training option as part of the residential camp. Campers will train exclusively as goalkeepers for the entire morning session each day and then are assigned a team for the afternoon and evening sessions. Be sure to choose appropriate grade and “goalkeeper” during the registration process.

When: June 15-18
Who: High school boys

Contact: dpotteiger@leeuniversity.edu

Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinic

Each year, 40 instructors join Kay McDaniel, former professional tennis player, in teaching tennis skills. Not only does she focus on a unique biblical theme and scripture each year, but she shares many inspirational stories from her personal experiences in her journey to the top level in sports. Prizes are given to campers all week with an awards ceremony on the last day. In addition, every participant receives a free shirt and photograph. All tennis skill levels are welcomed (especially beginners).

When: June 3-7; 8 – 10 a.m. (girls) or 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (boys).
Who: Ages 6-13

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

Softball Camps

Skills Camp

Summer Skills Camp is designed to help teach or reinforce skills for the younger softball athlete. Focus is on fundamentals and proper technique as building blocks for future success. Daily games and prizes help create a fun and competitive environment. Camp ends with the popular Softball Olympics and an award ceremony. The cost is $115 per camper or $200 for two sisters, which includes a T-shirt.

When: June 3-5; 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 5-10

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. The cost is $150, which includes lunch and a shirt.

When: June 5; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Who: Those graduating high school in 2019-2025

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

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