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ASU Summer Camps Offer Fun, Fitness and Enrichment

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Release Date: Apr 20, 2012

Parents in search of summer fun and enrichment for their children will find a wide variety of youth camps at ASU.

Hundreds of schoolchildren swarm the ASU campus each summer, signaling the start of the University’s numerous youth camps. This year, ASU will offer a variety of academic, sports, fitness and self-enrichment camps for area youth.

ASU’s 2012 summer camps are as follows:


Summer Kids/Youth College Adventure Program (SKYCAP)
June 11 - June 29 (1st Session)
July 9 - July 27 (2nd Session)

A variety of academic and self-enrichment programs are offered at various locations, times and costs. Designed for first through 12th graders, courses are offered in reading/phonics, writing, English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, study skills, algebra, geometry, computers, swimming and more. For a brochure and/or more information, visit ASU’s Continuing Education website or contact the Office of Continuing Education at 334-229-4686.

Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center Summer Academic Workshop for Children
June 11 – Aug. 3

This eight-week program features enrichment activities in reading and math. In addition, classes in  technology and swimming are offered two days each week. The cost is $630, which includes lunch each day. The program is open to children in preschool (age 3) through fifth grade. For more information, call 334-229-4470.

ASPIRE Head-Start Camp
June 25 – July 26

Students in grades 9-12 can get a jump start for the upcoming school year by enrolling in the ASPIRE Head-Start Camp. This camp focuses on study skills, organization skills and social skills for high school students. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact the ASPIRE office at 229-6796.

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)
Dates: TBA

This residential program will introduce 9th and 10th grade students from Alabama’s Black Belt region to promising careers in transportation. The camp will encourage students to begin charting courses to prepare for transportation careers. For more information, call 334-229-4465.

ASUSN Little Hornets Summer Camps, Brewton, Ala
June 5 - 28

ASU Southern Normal Campus in Brewton, Ala. is offering a summer day camp (8 a.m. - noon) for 20 students in grades 1-4. Registration is $35. The deadline to register is May 11. Camp activities include sports activities, games, field trips and more.  For more information, call 251-867-4831 or email



2012 Summer Band Camp
June 17 - 23

Designed for 8th through 12th-grade students, this camp provides clinics and exciting activities for bands, flag corps, twirlers, drum majors, majorettes and directors. For more information, call 334-229-4289.



Tonea Stewart Performing Arts Camps
June 11 – 23; June 18 – 30; June 24 – 30
July 5 – 8; July 17 – 25

Tonea Stewart Performing Arts Camps are categorized by age and interest. The camps, spanning four age groups, offer more than 500 people an opportunity to experience the day-to-day tasks necessary to mount a production. Each camp is designed to teach participants about the world of theatre while building self esteem and character. Participants attend classes, workshops and training sessions, which culminate in an original final production. The camps are as follows:

  • TAPS - Theatre Artists Performance School: June 11 – 23, ages 6-12.
  • CAMP 3T - Teaching through Theatre: June 24 – 30, ages 12-17
  • Technical Theatre Initiative (TTI): June 18 – 30, Ages 15-17
  • CAMP GIFTED (Giving Individuals Freedom to Express Diversity): July 17 – 25, ages 13-21
  • Adult Repertory Performing Arts Camp (ARPAC): July 5 – 8, Ages 18 and up.

For more information on theatre camps, visit ASU’s Theatre Arts website.



Penny Lucas-White Volleyball Camps
June 8-10 (All Skills Camp)
July 9 – 11 (All Skills Camp)
July 12 – 14 (Setter / Hitter Camp)

The camps are designed to teach age-appropriate skills and techniques to up-and- coming athletes. For more information, visit ASU Volleyball Camps webpage.

7-on-7 Passing Tournament Camp
June 9

This camp for students in grades 9-12 will be administered by the ASU football coaching staff. The cost is $150 per team (21 players) and $100 per additional team. The camp begins at 8 a.m. at Hornet Stadium. Download a PDF file of the brochure.

Mervyl Melendez Baseball Camps
June 22 – 24 and June 25 – 28
July 9 – 12 and July 20 – 22
Aug. 17 – 18

Mervyl Melendez Baseball Camps offer valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of baseball for players age 6 through the junior college level. Costs range from $200 - $499.  For more information, visit the Alabama State Baseball Camps webpage.

The Lewis Jackson Basketball Camp
June 11 - 14

Boys age 8 to those entering 12th grade will receive instruction in fundamental skills, team concepts and principles of sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, skill evaluation and a certificate. The cost is $95, plus $5 daily for lunch.  For more information, visit The Lewis Jackson Basketball Camp webpage.

Freda Freeman-Jackson Division I Basketball Camp
June 18 – 21

Girls age 8 to those entering 12th grade will receive instruction in fundamental skills, team concepts and principles of sportsmanship. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, skill evaluation and a certificate. For more information, visit the Freda Freeman-Jackson Division I Basketball Camp webpage.

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