Shorter offering summer camps to local youth
April 16 - If the thought of having your child spend this summer in front of the tube all day makes you cringe, why not send them to one of many camps that Shorter College has to offer? From keyboard and theatre to cheerleading and tennis, there’s a camp for every interest.
Shorter’s Summer Arts Institute caters to rising ninth through senior high school students who wish to improve their musical skills. Three camps are offered – a two-week keyboard session, a one-week keyboard session and a two-week voice and musical theatre session.
The keyboard camp offers piano or organ study and will give students first-rate instruction from Shorter’s nationally known keyboard faculty. Each week, students will attend five private lessons and will have the chance to perform for family and friends. Students will be exposed to classes like theory, piano ensemble, improvisation, and performance-stress management and relaxation techniques. Both camps begin on June 14.
Students singing at the Summer Arts Institute in 2008.
The two-week voice and musical theater camp also begins June 14 and gives students the ability to study with some of the greatest voice teachers in the United States. Students can explore a wide-range of music from classical to musical theatre. Classes offered during this camp include music theory, history, keyboard and ear training. The camp also teaches students audition techniques that can be used at college or in competitions.
The Summer Arts Institute tuition for the two-week camp is $1,000 with a $100 deposit due by May 29. The one-week tuition is $475. Tuition includes room and board, along with admission into special performance showcases.
A wide range of sports camps are also offered at Shorter, including basketball for both boys and girls, baseball, softball, cheerleading, boys and girls tennis, and football.
Shorter offers three weeklong sessions for girl’s basketball led by Shorter Lady Hawks coach Vic Mitchell. Two sessions are full-day camps for ages 9 through rising high school freshmen. Session one begins June 15, and session two begins July 6. The additional week is a junior half-day camp for ages 5 through incoming fourth-graders. That camp begins June 22. Early registration into the full-day session camp is $110. The cost is $125 to sign up on the day of the camp. Junior half-day registration is $60. For more information, call 706-233-7344.
Two weeklong sessions are offered for boy’s basketball. The camp is led by Shorter men’s basketball head coach Chad Warner with session one beginning on June 29 and session two on July 13. During these two weeks, a half-day junior camp will be offered for children age five to nine, as well as a full day senior camp for 10-to 14-year-olds. For more information, call 706-233-7343.
Fundamentals of pitching, throwing, catching and base running will be taught during Shorter’s three baseball camps. The first camp begins on June 1, followed by the second camp on June 8, and the third on June 22. The camps will last from 8:30 a.m. until noon and cost varies. Multiple weeks and family discounts are available. For more information and an application, call 706-233-7510.
Five sessions of boy’s and girl’s tennis camps will be offered for 8-to 18-year-olds. Camps will be led by head tennis coach Orville Adams and assistant Brian Perry. The first session begins on June 8, followed by session two on June 15 and session three on June 22. Session four will be start on June 29 and session five will begin July 6. All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Cost varies and multiple weeks and family discounts are available. For more information, call 706-233-7384.
The Shorter Girl’s Softball Camp features three sessions that focus on different aspects of the game. The first session, June 1 – 4, will teach fastpitch skills. This camp lasts from 8:30 a.m. until noon. A hitting clinic will be held from June 21 to 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., and a pitcher/catcher clinic will be offered from June 29 — 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The camps will be led by coach Melanie Carter and is for children age six up to rising high school seniors. Cost varies depending on session. For more information, call 706-233-7376.
||Shorter’s cheerleading department will host two sessions led by coach Rachel Magness. The Little Hawks Cheer Camp caters to children age 4 to 12 and runs July 20-22 from 9 a.m. until noon. For older children, ages 6 and up, the Super Hawks Tumbling Camp is offered. The camp will be held July 27-29 from 9 a.m. until noon. Camp fees are $50 each and include a special T-shirt. Participants may register for both camps for $90 total. For more information, contact 770-233-7651.
Shorter College will also offer a football summer camp.
June 27 - Senior prospect day
Upcoming seniors will go through a combine (40 yd dash, vertical, broad jump, Shuttle, etc). We will have a lunch break then we will have position specific drills for different positions on offense and defense. Cost covers lunch and a T-shirt.
July 6 -9 - Shorter Youth Football Camp
Ages 7-12. 9-12 daily. Young men will go through drills on the offensive and defensive sides of the football. They will be introduced to all aspects of the game of football.
July 26-30 - Shorter Football Offensive Line Camp
9th -12th grade players. A camp working on all aspects of the offensive line.
Call 706-233-7522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.