Methodist University to Offer Wide Variety of Summer Camps for Local Youth

As summer approaches, parents are likely looking for the perfect activity to keep their children’s minds and bodies active.

Methodist University offers a wide variety of summer academic, music, and athletic camps for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For a complete listing of camps, visit or call 910.630.7000. For more information on athletic summer camps, visit or call 910.630.7175.

STEM Camp (Science Technology Education Mathematics) | June 11–15

This is a half-day camp designed for middle school students. All camp sessions are facilitated by Methodist University faculty. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $175, which includes a camp T-shirt, daily snack, and Friday pizza party. For more information, contact Sheila Blue at 910.630.7125 or Dr. Scott Robertson at 910.630.5775.

CSI-MU Forensic Science Camp | Middle School: July 16-17, High School: Aug. 6-7

Students will be exposed to crime scene processing principles in age-appropriate, fun, and exciting hands-on exercises. Students will have the opportunity to apply the principles of crime scene investigation with a mock crime scene at the end of the week. High school students will receive more advanced course work and deal with mature subject matter. Each camp will be taught by a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $185, which includes a T-shirt, external “thumb” drive, lunch, snacks, and water. Classes are limited to 18 students per age group. For more information, contact Serena Hare at 910.630.7298 or or visit

PGA Summer Experience | Session 1: July 8-11, Session 2: July 11-14

The Summer Experience is a four-day residential camp designed to give students insight into the world of PGA Golf Management degrees. Campers can attend either the first or second session. The first session isn’t required for the camper to attend the second. Students will have the opportunity to receive instruction from PGA Golf Management University Program staff, students, and alumni; live in residence halls; preview university life; and learn more about the enrollment process at Methodist University. The fee is $450. For more information, contact Kyle Fera at 910.630.7278 or, or visit

SummerJam! Music Camp | July 9-14

The cost for all day campers is $175, which includes all camp activities including lunch, daily classes, concerts, activities, insurance, and the SummerJam! T-shirt. The cost for the optional residential camp for campers from outside of Fayetteville is $375, which includes all-day camp activities, plus breakfast and dinner for each day of the camp through the camp concert. The camp is designed for young musicians ages 11 to 18. For more information, call 910.630.7153, email, or visit The deadline to register for SummerJam! is June 25, but register before June 15 to avoid late registration fees.

General Shelton Leadership Challenge | July 15-20

The General Shelton Leadership Challenge is a one-week summer residential experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. The camp is designed to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be an effective leader. The cost to attend is $600. This includes the deposit, lodging, meals, curriculum materials, low and high ropes training, transportation, and evening activities. For more information, contact Suzanne Langley at 910.480.8474 or email The deadline to register and full payment is June 15.

Summer Athletic Camps

For more information on athletic summer camps, visit or call 910.630.7175.