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Lees-McRae Offers Academic, Athletic Summer Camps

Jan. 23, 2013. 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.

This summer, Lees-McRae is featuring four academic camps for rising 9th-12th grade students, day camps for younger children and athletic camps for five different sports.  

Lees-McRae College will host the Creative and Performing Arts Camp (CAPA) June 15-21 (session I) and June 22-28 (session II) on the main campus in Banner Elk. CAPA is a model arts program with a curriculum underpinned by The National Standards for Arts Education. This program is designed to allow participants to 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.

Offered June 15-21, the Outdoor Leadership and Adventure Camp is designed for rising 9th-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.

From June 15-21 (session I) and July 7-12 (session II), Lees-McRae is offering the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Field Studies Camp at the Daniel and Dianne May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This camp provides high school students an opportunity to experience the academic side of the Wildlife Rehabilitation program and work with actual animal patients. The camp is designed for motivated students and will feature lectures and labs on wildlife rehabilitation and natural history as well as hands-on learning. There will also be an Advanced Wildlife Studies Camp held June 22-28 for those individuals who have completed the wildlife rehabilitation and field studies camp. 

Athletic camps include basketball, lacrosse, soccer and softball. Since the ages and genders of these camps range, please visit the website at www.go.lmc.edu/summercamps for details.

For pricing, schedules 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.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 850 students hailing from 40 states and more than 10 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service.