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Lamar University announces 2017 Summer Camps

Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar Nursing Nightingale Experience

The Nightingale Experience is a two-day event June 9-10 for students entering grade 10 and 11 who are interested in nursing. Students are introduced to the nursing profession through simulated hands-on nursing skills in hospital settings. Students must be recommended by high school counselors. Contact Dr. Gina Hale at (409) 880-8835 or gina.hale@lamar.edu or visit artssciences.lamar.edu/nursing/resources/the-nightingale-experience.html.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp is a residential camp June 12-23 for students who are transitioning to grades 6-8 in Fall 2017 and who have at least a B-average in science and mathematics and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests. They must be recommended by their science and mathematics teachers. For more information, contact Rebecca Broussard at (409) 880-7786 or rlbroussard@lamar.edu or visit www.theharrisfoundation.org/sitecontent/565/summer-science-camp/category/457/education.aspx

Lamar Intro to Engineering

The L.I.T.E. Summer Program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ExxonMobil, Motiva, BASF and the College of Engineering, making the camp free to participants. Applicant criteria will focus on those entering 7th and 8th grade and who can commute daily to the university. Preference is given to underrepresented minorities and/or females. Participants will engage in discussions and experiments with LU faculty, visit engineering labs, learn about career and study opportunities, and work in teams on fun engineering projects. They must be entering the 7th or 8th grade, have at least a “B” average in math and science classes, and receive strong recommendations from their current math or science teachers. The camp will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 17 – 21.   Application information is available online at http://engineering.lamar.edu/k-12-programs/lamar-introduction-to-engineering-lite.html.

L.I.T.E. - Senior

Lamar Introduction to Engineering (LITE) – Senior is sponsored by Motiva and the College of Engineering. Applicant criteria will focus on those entering or currently in high school and who can commute daily to the university. Preference is given to underrepresented minorities and/or females.Those interested in attending the LITE-Senior program are encouraged to apply. Registration will be open until June 1. In the program, participants will explore the tasks engineers undertake on a daily basis, engage with faculty members in an array of disciplines, concentrate on a variety of applications in each field, participate in presentations and hands-on activities, and learn the meaning of what it is to be an engineer. Applicants must have a “B” average in math and science classes and a strong recommendation from their current math or science teachers. The program will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 24-28, and is free for participants. Application information is available at http://engineering.lamar.edu/k-12-programs/lite-senior.html.

X-Plore LUEE Summer Camp

X-Plore LUEE is held June 20-23 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for girls entering 7th and 8th grade who are interested in electrical engineering. Activities will center on robotics, electronics, communications and more. Space is limited. Please apply at http://engineering.lamar.edu/k-12-programs/x-plore-luee.html or contact Courtney Arnold at carnold4@lamar.edu for more information.

Learn to Swim

Group sessions are held June 5-15, June 19-29 and July 17-27 for ages 1-year old to adult at $65 for eight lessons. Private lessons are held July 10-13 and July 31-August 3 for ages 5-year old to adult at $65 for four lessons. Registration is May 23 and 24 from 4-6 p.m. in the Rec Center and will continue throughout the summer. For more information, visit lamar.edu/learntoswim.

STEAM Summer Art Camp

STEAM camp is July 10-14 for students entering grades 9-12. It’s an intensive week of exciting hands-on integrated learning activities and art projects that places “Art” back into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum. Registration and details: STEAM Art Camp or 880-8141.

All-State Choir Camp 

Camp will be June 16-19 to introduce students entering grades 9-12 to the repertoire for the All-Region and All-State Choir auditions. Registration is online-only: lamar.edu/choircamp or 880-7189.

Band Camp I and Band Camp II/Percussion Camp

Camp dates are June 18-22 for students entering grades 7-8 and June 25-29 for students entering grades 9-12. Students participate in band rehearsals, chamber ensembles, private lessons and master classes. For registration and details, visit lamar.edu/bandcamp or call 880-8148.

Summer Dance Intensive

Held July 10-21, the junior intensive is for students who have completed grades 3-7; the senior intensive for those who have completed 8th grade+ and adult students. Students study ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop with a stellar lineup of professional dance teachers. Registration and details: Summer Dance Intensive or 880-8037.

Summer Theatre Intensive

Held July 17-22, students grades 9-12 will take master classes from LU faculty and industry professionals in acting, auditioning and stage combat, as well as lighting, makeup, costume and scenic design. Registration and details: Summer Theatre Intensive or 880-8037.

33rd Annual Youth and Young Adult Gospel Music Retreat

The Psalm 150 Gospel Choir presents its 33rd Annual Youth and Young Adult Gospel Music Retreat, July 20-22, on the LU campus. Youth from ages 8 to 18 are invited to participate. For more information contact Dr. Freddie Titus, (409) 880-8918, or 3819freddie@sbcglobal.net.

InterACT Language Enrichment Theater Camp

From July 10-27, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., children of all ability levels enrolled in speech therapy will learn expressive, receptive, and pragmatic (social skills) language goals through integration of implicit feedback. This year, the camp features “101 Dalmatians.” Performances are on July 26 and 27. For registration and details, call (4009) 833-4664 or visit beaumontcommunityplayers.com

Articulation Boot Camp

Camp is held June 20-July 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Designed for children with speech delays/impairments who are enrolled in speech therapy at school, this camp is an intensive program to help children pronounce speech sounds. Registration and details: Tammy Frederick, 880-8171.

Stuttering Camp

July 10-28 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12-2 p.m., this camp is an intensive training program to help children and parents become effective communicators. Parents will learn valuable information and strategies to help stuttering. Registration and details: Tammy Frederick, 880-8171.

Spirit Team Camp

LU Cheer and Dance is hosting the Lamar University Spirit Team Camp for grades K-8 this summer, June 20-22 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Participants will learn material taught by LU Spirit Team Staff and current LU Cheerleaders and Dancers. Register today at lamarspiritcamp.com.

Contact Spirit Team office at (409) 880-7241 or email Allison.Williams@lamar.edu

SPORTS CAMPS

Soccer Camps

Providing the best training environment and camp experience possible, Lamar Soccer Camps blend expert technical and tactical training with a friendly, outgoing staff of coaches to ensure that campers have an unforgettable week of soccer. Coaches include current and former Cardinal players as well as top college, club and high school coaches. 

  • Spring College ID Camp (grades 8-12) are $125 on May 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Boys and Girls Lil’ Cardinals Camps (ages 5-6) are $135 per week, 9-11:30 a.m. Sessions are June 5-9, June 12-16, July 10-14. 
  • Boys and Girls Full-Day Summer Camps (ages 7-13) are $275 per week from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sessions are June 5-9, June 12-16, July 10-14. Camp will end at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.

Contact associate head coach Henry Zapata at (409) 651-3156, or email lamarsoccercamps@gmail.com.

Softball Camps

Elite Prospect Scrimmages for ages 12 and older are June 20 and August 27 at $100 per session. Athletes will participate in 90-minute games on teams put together by the LU coaching staff. Each athlete is guaranteed to play two games in the day with time served at both a primary and secondary position.

Small Group Hitting Camps for ages 12 and older are June 13 and July 26, 3-5 p.m. each session at $100 per session. Participants receive individual instruction with different drills, focuses and instructors each session. There will be live hitting each session with separate drills and workouts for slappers. Indoor facilities are available so session will happen rain or shine. Sessions will be limited to the first 16 athletes.

Small Group Pitching Sessions for ages 12 and older are June 13 and July 26, 3-5 p.m. each session at $100 per session. Participants will receive individual instruction with different drills, focuses and instructors each session. There will be full pitching each session. Indoor facilities are available so session will happen rain or shine. Sessions will be limited to the first 16 athletes. 

Youth All-Skills Camp for ages 12 and under is June 26 at $60 per session:

  • Offense Session (9-11 a.m.): Drills for bunting, slapping and hitting.
  • Infield/Outfield Session (noon-2 p.m.): Drills for defensive play in the infield and outfield.
  • Pitching/Catching Session (3-5 p.m.): Spin, velocity, accuracy and conditioning drills for pitchers; full session of catching drills to train the DI bound athlete; participants will NOT be catching pitches during this session. Pitchers must supply their own catcher.

Elite All-Skills Camp for ages 12 and older is August 26 at $60 per session.

  • Offense Session (9-11 a.m.): Drills for bunting, slapping and hitting.
  • Infield/Outfield Session (noon-2 p.m.): Drills for defensive play in the infield and outfield.
  • Pitching/Catching Session (3-5 p.m.): Spin, velocity, accuracy and conditioning drills for pitchers; full session of catching drills to train the DI bound athlete; participants will NOT be catching pitches during this session. Pitchers must supply their own catcher.

For more information, visit www.lamarsoftballcamps.com or contact Allison Honkofsky at 409-880-7448 or allison.honkofsky@lamar.edu

Men’s Basketball Camps

Lamar University Men’s Basketball Camp teaches the fundamentals of the game in a fun and competitive environment. Players will learn one-on-one moves, team concepts and defensive skills that will help them as they progress as a player. Campers will also learn the importance of proper shooting techniques from LU coaches and players.

Experienced trainers are available at all times. Each camper is covered by health and accident insurance during camp hours. Insurance coverage is secondary to primary insurance. Completed indemnification and medical treatment forms are required at registration.

  • Camp 1 for ages 6-18 is $185 on June 12-15, Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Camp 2 for ages 6-18 is $185 on June 19-22 Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

For more details, visit http://www.lamarmensbasketballcamps.com/ or contact Cindy Hall at (409) 880-8301 or cynthia.hall@lamar.edu

Women’s Basketball Camps

Elite Camp is June 10 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for varsity-level players. The Robin Harmony's Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp teaches the development of fundamental basketball skills using a fun and competitive environment. Players will learn one-on-one moves, team concepts, three-on-three concepts and two man games with game concepts. Campers will also learn the importance of proper shooting techniques and how to utilize the triple threat position.

Individual Camp is June 6-8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and June 9 from 9 a.m.-noon. Its open to girls ages 6-17. Players will learn one-on-one moves, team concepts, three-on-three concepts and two man games with game concepts. Campers will also learn the importance of proper shooting techniques and how to utilize the triple threat position.

For registration and details, visit http://www.lamarwomensbasketballcamps.com or contact Cameron Miles at (469) 774-0860 or cmiles3@lamar.edu.

Football Camps

LU football camps provide fun and educational instruction that will cover basic football fundamentals. Camps are divided based upon age and ability to ensure the right camp for each participant.

Triangle Tough Camp is June 2 for 9th – 12th grade students; Youth Camp is June 5-6 for 4th – 8th grade students; Mini Camp is June 8 for 9th- 12th grade students; Friday Night Lights is June 23 for 9th-12th grade students.

Experienced trainers are available at all times. Each camper is covered by health and accident insurance during camp hours. Insurance coverage is secondary to primary insurance. Completed indemnification and medical treatment forms are required to complete registration.

For more information visit http://www.lamarfootballcamps.com/ or call (409) 880-7157.

Baseball Camps

Baseball Camps provide the opportunity for children ages 6-12 to work on fundamentals and technique with Lamar University baseball coaches and players. Chose from two sessions. Session I is June 19-22, Half Day, 9 a.m.-noon, $175, or Full Day 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $250. Session II is June 26-29, Half Day, 9 a.m.-noon, $175, or Full Day 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

For more information visit: lamaruniversitybaseballcamps.com

Tennis Camps

Lamar University Tennis Camps are designed for the beginner to intermediate level athlete. The emphasis is on equal time devoted to the basic skills, while creating a team environment and grouping athletes according to skill levels. Camps will be held June 5-8; June 19-22; July 10-13; July 24-27; and August 7-10. All camps are from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. each day for participants ages 10-18.

COST: $150.00 per camper per week; $500 for all five weeks. The cost for returning campers is $125 per week. For more than one family member, the cost is $100 per child.

For more information, or to register, contact the Lamar Tennis Office at (409) 880-8056 or log on to http://www.lamartenniscamps.com/

Volleyball Camps

Several camps will be offered to focus on various skills.

  • Setting & Attacking I: June 7-8, 4-5 p.m., Setting & Attacking II: June 13-14, 4-5 p.m., $40, any age level. Half an hour will be spent training setting, half an hour will be spent training attacking.
  • Serving & Defense I: June 7-8, 5-6 p.m., Serving & Defense II: June 13-14, 5-6 p.m., $40, any age level. Half an hour will be spent training serving, half an hour will be spent training defense.
  • Youth Camp: June 8-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $90, grades 3-6. The Youth Camp will introduce basic fundamental skills of volleyball.
  • Advanced Middle School Camp: July 10-12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $220, grades 5-8. Camp will focus on individual skills, as well as systems for High School Level athletes.
  • Varsity Team Camp: July 14-15, 1-5 p.m., $135, must have 6 players to register. Includes brief skill training and then tournament play.
  • Elite Camp: July 17-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $220, grades 9-12. Camp will focus on individual skills, as well as systems for High School Level athletes.
  • Skills & Game Series: July 10, 17 24 and 31, 5:50-7 p.m., $60, grades 6-12. Series will meet one night a week for three weeks. Half an hour will be spent on skill introduction, and then an hour of game play.

For registration and details, visit http://www.lamarvbcamps.com