Scenes from several summer camps

Summer is right around the corner and Methodist University is offering a variety of fun and challenging academic and athletic camps for children and teens.

Summer is right around the corner and Methodist University is offering a variety of fun and challenging academic and athletic camps for children and teens.

From STEM to leadership and softball to soccer, Methodist University is hosting more than a dozen different types of summer camps on its sprawling 600-acre campus this summer. Each offers children and teens the chance to dive into a subject they are interested in while learning from some of MU’s top faculty, staff, and coaches.

“Methodist University is ecstatic to provide a variety of summer camps to the community,” said Bailey Stromberg, PGA recruiting, alumni relations, and social media engagement specialist and one of the organizers for the PGA Golf Management Summer Experience (July 7-10). “For the PGA Golf Management Summer Experience, the week is about giving prospective students an opportunity to see what life is like as a college student, and more specifically, as a PGM student. We look forward to meeting students who are excited about a career in the golf industry.”

The following camps are still accepting registration:

General Shelton Leadership Camp (June 2-7)

Shelton Camper on the High Ropes CourseThrough the Lura S. Tally Center for Leadership Development, Methodist University’s General Shelton Leadership Camp is a one-week summer residential experience for rising high school students on MU’s campus. Students will learn what it takes to become an effective leader through General H. Hugh Shelton’s cornerstones of values-based leadership: honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility.

The cost for the camp includes the deposit, lodging, meals, all curriculum materials, low and high ropes course training, transportation, and evening activities. Only 30 campers will be accepted this year with campers selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: $600 (scholarships available)

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STEM Camp (June 3-7)

STEM Camp participantsThe STEM Camp is a half-day camp for rising 6th-8th grade students where campers participate in fun hands-on learning activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The specific areas covered in STEM Camp include Microbiology, Engineering, Mathematics, Forensic Science, Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and more. Each camper will receive a STEM Camp t-shirt and daily snacks will be provided along with an end-of-camp pizza party. Campers are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with only 30 campers being accepted.

Cost: $200

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PGA Golf Management Summer Experience (July 7-10)

The PGA Golf Management Summer Experience is a four-day residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors that includes the following:

  • Engagement in team building activities with other students with similar education goals
  • Sample key courses required to obtain the PGA Golf Management designation
  • Receive enrollment information
  • Instruction from PGA Golf Management
  • University Program staff, students, and alumni
  • Participation in golf activities
  • Opportunity to live in a university residence hall
  • Preview of university life

Softball campCost (does not include airfare): $500

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Athletic Camps

Methodist University’s athletic camps are held throughout the year, with most camps being set for the summer. Currently, there are athletic camps offered in baseball, football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, tennis, men’s lacrosse, cheerleading, and golf. For the most up-to-date date and registration info, visit the Summer Camps page or contact the MU Department of Athletics at 910.630.7175.