Lee University Announces Summer Camp Opportunities

Tuesday, May 06, 2014


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.


Boys Basketball Academy


Lee Men’s Basketball Coach Tommy Brown is offering his Lee University Boys Basketball Academy this year on two separate weeks. The camp’s skilled staff includes former players, current players and coaches. Campers will be instructed in ball handling, shooting, dribbling, defense and rebounding. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $135 with sibling discounts available.


When: July 7-11 or July 21-25; 9-4 p.m. (ends at noon on Friday)

Who: Boys ages 5 - 16

Contact: Chris Reedy at (352) 220-4958 or visit www.goleeflames.com for brochure


Women’s Basketball Team Camp


The Lee Women’s Basketball Team will host a camp for middle and high school teams. Teams are welcome to commute or enjoy an overnight camp experience on the Lee campus.


When: June 12-14

Who: Middle and high school students

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


Marty Rowe Skills and Drills


The Lady Flames will provide a week of individual basketball skill work. 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 23-27; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ends at noon on Friday)

Who: Rising 5th-8th grade girls

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


Prospect Baseball Camp


Campers will receive skill instruction and will participate in a pro-style instructional workout prior to playing a live game. Coaches will be on the field for instruction throughout the games. Cost for each camper is $135 (work out at 1 position) or $160 (2 positions). Coaches from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay State, Kennesaw State and Lee University will be giving hands-on coaching and game instruction. Sessions are identical, therefore, prospects should only sign up for one.


Session 1

When: July 1; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 8 a.m. registration

Who: Juniors or seniors in high school

Contact: Justin Dedman at jdedman@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeflamesbaseballcamps.com


Session 2

When: July 1; 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., 3 p.m. registration

Who: Juniors or seniors in high school

Contact: Justin Dedman at jdedman@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeflamesbaseballcamps.com


Session 3

When: July 2; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 8 a.m. registration

Who: Juniors or seniors in high school

Contact: Justin Dedman at jdedman@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeflamesbaseballcamps.com


Lee University Baseball Camps


Day Camp

This day 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 9-12; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Who: Ages 5-15

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


Advanced Hitting/Pitching/Catching Camp
This camp offers advanced instruction on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, and catching. The cost is $70 for hitting, $55 for pitching or catching, or $110 for both sessions.



When: July 7-9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Ages 8-17

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


Pitching or Catching

When: July 7-9; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Who: Ages 8-17

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


Summer 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. The cost is $125 per camper.


When: June 2-5; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. or July 28-31; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Who: Elementary and middle school students

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


Soccer Camp


Lee 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.


When: June 23-27; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who: Boys and girls ages 5-14

Contact: Paul Furey at 423-614-8158pfurey@leeuniversity.edu, or visit http://www.goleeflames.com


Women’s Soccer Camp


The Lee Women’s Soccer Camp is a physically challenging but rewarding camp environment for players wanting to develop both technically and tactically. Along with two training session per day, players will play in competitive full field 11v11 games in the evening. All sessions will be coached by some of the finest college coaches in the southeast. The price of camp for residential campers is $375.00, or for commuters $250.00.


When: July 16-19

Who: Girls grades 8-12

Contact: Chris Hennessey at (423) 310-3904 or chennessey@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leesoccer.com


Team Residential Soccer Camp


Lee Team Residential Soccer Camp is an elite camp for high school teams and individual players who wish to develop the technical and tactical knowledge to move on to the next level. Daily competitive games will be played with teams and select players. This is a residential or commuter camp.


When: July 8-11

Who: High school boys

Contact: Paul Furey at (423) 614-8158pfurey@leeuniversity.edu, or visit http://www.goleeflames.com


Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinics


The fundamentals of tennis will be taught along with agility and footwork skills through group instructions. There are many games and competitions. Prizes are given every day with special honors given at an awards ceremony on clinic’s last day. Christian character is heavily emphasized. 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 Professional Circuit for six years, played Wimbledon and U.S. and competed against legends of game (Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Christ Evert and Steffi Graf). The clinics are free, but space is limited and spots fill quickly.


When: June 2-6; 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Who: Girls ages 6-13

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


When: June 2-6; 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Boys ages 6-13

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


Archaeology Camp


Dig In (Session 1)

When: June 9-13; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who: Grades 1-6

Contact: Murl Dirksen at mdirksen@leeuniversity.edu


Dig Up (Session 2)

When: June 23-27; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who: Grades 7-12

Contact: Murl Dirksen at mdirksen@leeuniversity.edu


Summer Art Camp


Professional art teachers, along with an aide, will develop lesson plans where the students acquire art related information and create projects related to the lessons. Students will keep all the projects they make during the week. The cost is $75 per student with a sibling discount. There is a $25 non-refundable deposit.


When: June 9-13; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Who: Rising 2-5 grade students

Contact: John Simmons at jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu


When: June 9-13; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Rising 6-10 grade students

Contact: John Simmons at jsimmons@leeuniversity.edu


Game Programming Computer Camp
Learn how to create, design, share, and play electronic games.


When: June 2-6; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Who: Rising 6-8 grade students or 11-14 years old

Contact: Bill Jaber at (423) 614-8160 or bjaber@leeuniversity.edu. For application and more information, visithttp://webpages.leeu.edu/mwilson/computer-camp-2/


Music Camp


Lee University 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 and history along with 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 $520. After June 1, the registration fee is $50. A non-resident option is an early application fee of $25 and a $325 camp cost with a total of $350.


When: June 22-28

Who: Rising 9-12 grade and rising college freshman students

Contact: Winona Holsinger at wholsinger@leeuniversity.edu or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music-camp


2014 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.


Slammin’ Science Camp: Camp Explore

When: June 3-6; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Rising 2-4 grade students

Contact: Jason Robinson at (423) 614-8177 or visit www.rocketcityscience.weebly.com


Slammin’ Science Camp: Camp Discovery

When: June 3-6; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Who: Rising 5-7 grade students

Contact: Jason Robinson at (423) 614-8177 or visit www.rocketcityscience.weebly.com


STEM Enrichment Camp

When: June 9-13; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Rising 4-6 grade students

Contact: Jason Robinson at (423) 614-8177 or visit www.rocketcityscience.weebly.com


Summer Honors


For 28 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 careers 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 approximately 120 students selected to participate, Summer Honors is two weeks to learn, grow, laugh, and connect. Students wishing to participate must possess a 3.2 grade point average or have a score of 24 on the ACT or 1120 on the SAT.


When: June 15-27; 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.

Who: Juniors or seniors in high school

Contact: Lee University Office of Student Development at (423) 614-8406, email summerhonors@leeuniversity.edu or visitwww.leeuniversity.edu/summer-honors/


Theatre Camps


Elementary Theatre Camp

Elementary Theatre 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 $175 per child.


When: June 9–20; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Who: Grades 1-6

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


Middle/High School Theatre Camp

The Middle/High School Theatre Camp will be equal parts laughing and learning. Students will be trained in the skills of improv comedy under theatre professor Dan Buck who leads Lee’s own improv team.  In addition, students will have the chance to sink their teeth into acting scenes led by Dr. Christine Williams.  The two-week experience will culminate with a performance of scenes and improv games that will impress and delight friends and relatives. The cost is $175 per child.


When: July 9 – 20; 1p.m. – 4 p.m.

Who: Grades 7-12

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


For more information or to register for individual camps, please contact the respective instructors. To view the camp calendar online, visit www.leeuniversity.edu/community.


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