Lees-McRae College Offers Several Camps this Summer Including Outdoor Adventure and Wildlife Rehabilitation

Published Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

April 26, 2012. BANNER ELK — Lees-McRae College offers a variety of summer camps for students who seek excitement both in and out of the classroom in a summer climate that is unrivaled. Whether they hit the bike trails or take to the stage, Lees-McRae has a camp for your child in a safe and enriching environment.

Lees-McRae is featuring three academic summer camps for rising ninth to 12th grade students, day camps for younger children and athletic camps for students of many ages.   

Lees-McRae College will host the Creative and Performing Arts Camp (CAPA) June 23-29 on the campus in Banner Elk. CAPA is a model arts program for rising ninth to 12th grade students. Participants in this camp will discover and explore a wide range of arts experiences including, but not limited to acting, costuming, dance, improvisation, make-up, music, performance, script writing and set design and how all of these theatrical elements work together. The camp will culminate in a performance at the end of the week for family, friends and the college community.

Discovering ones creative potential and individual self in relationship to the world in which they live, work, and play is essential to the creative and performing arts experience. The faculty and staff of CAPA greatly value quality education and arts experiences for all youth. The National Standards for Arts Education underpin the camp curriculum.

Offered June 24-29, the Outdoor Adventure and Nature Camp is designed for rising ninth to 12th grade students who have an interest in learning and exploring the outdoor environment. Participants will have the opportunity to study in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, a natural setting for hiking, backpacking, camping, swimming and ziplining.

The camp will provide participants with insight into wildlife rehabilitation at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute and field biology at the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station, both located on the campus of Lees-McRae College.

Lees-McRae is offering the Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp at the brand new Daniel and Dianne May Wildlife Center July 8-13. This camp provides high school students an opportunity to experience the academic side of the Wildlife Rehabilitation program and work with patients at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute. The camp is designed for motivated students and will feature lectures and labs on wildlife rehabilitation and natural history. Each day features hands-on learning at the Institute.

Participants will work with wild mammals, songbirds, raptors, and reptiles. The camp is definitely not all work and no play as participants will engage in day hikes, campfires, and swimming.

Athletic camps include basketball, road cycling, mountain biking, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball.  Ages and genders range, so visit the website at www.go.lmc.edu/summercamps for details.

Day camps for younger children include Camp Bobcat, an 8-week day camp offered June 4-Aug. 3, and CAPA for younger students June 18-22 and June 25-29. 

For pricing and additional information about any of the camps offered at Lees-McRae College, visit www.go.lmc.edu/summercamps or contact Ben Austin at 828-898-8772.

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