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JSU Offers Summer Fun for Local Youth

05/07/2015

By Katie Cline

In the words of Alice Cooper, “School’s Out for Summer!” As the final bell of the 2014-2015 school year rings out, thousands of local kids will jump headfirst into the freedom and relaxation of summer vacation. But in a matter of weeks, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” will echo through area homes. Need to get the kids off the couch this summer? Jacksonville State University is hosting a variety of educational and athletic camps in June and July to keep them active during the dog days of summer.

Drama Camp
June 15-19, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Stone Center for the Performing Arts
Kids ages 6-13 are invited to express their creativity at JSU Drama’s annual theater camp. Assistant Professor Caroline Price and JSU Drama students will guide campers through theater games, movement and vocal work, and acting exercises. The week will culminate into a theatrical production created, scripted and performed by the campers. The $125 camp fee includes all instruction, daily snacks and a t-shirt. To register, call 256-782-5623 or e-mail drama@jsu.edu.

Canyon Camp for Children at Little River Canyon Center
June 23-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Little River Canyon
Ages 6-9
Fee: $100
Drop off and pick up at the Canyon Center daily Hands-on environmental education, outdoor fun, arts, and exploration of the natural world abound at this camp. Children will learn all about Little River Canyon and DeSoto State Park – the river, the plants and the animals! Fee includes lunch and supplies. To register, contact Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

Canyon Culture Camp at Little River Canyon Center
June 30 to July 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Little River Canyon
Ages 9-12
Fee: $150
Tentative: Shuttle available from JSU, leaving at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. Hands-on arts and exploration of cultural heritage abound at this camp. Children will learn all about the diverse cultures that have shaped Northeast Alabama including Native Americans, Spanish Americans and African Americans. Fee includes lunch and supplies. To register, contact Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

JSU Field Schools: Nature & Arts Camp
July 7-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain Center in Heflin (Shuttle from JSU)
Ages 6-9
Fee: $150
Hands-on environmental education, outdoor fun, arts, storytelling, fairy tale observation hikes, ghost-hunting and more abound at this camp, leaving kids begging for more JSU Field School fun! To register, contact Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

JSU Field Schools: Nature & Adventure Camp
July 14-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain Center in Heflin (Shuttle from JSU)
Ages 10-13
Fee: $150
Hands-on environmental education, outdoor fun, storytelling, art, fairy tale observation hikes, ghost-hunting and more abound at this camp, leaving kids begging for more JSU Field School fun! Fee includes lunch and supplies. To register, contact Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

Softball Summer Youth Camp
June 1-3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., University Field
K-8th
Grade Fee: $105
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Baseball Summer Youth Camp
June 1-4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rudy Abbott Field
Ages 7-14
Fee: $170
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Girls’ Basketball Individual Camp
June 1-4, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
Grades 2-12
Fee: $90
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Softball Hitting Camp
June 8-9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., University Field
Ages 13 and younger
Fee: $105
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Softball Hitting Camp
June 8-9, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., University Field
Ages 14 and up
Fee: $105
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Baseball Team Camp
June 8-11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rudy Abbott Field
Fee: $285
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Girls’ Basketball Team Play Day
June 11, All Day Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams
Fee: $250
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Baseball Team Camp
June 11-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rudy Abbott Field
Fee: $285
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Girls’ Basketball Team Play Day
June 12, All Day Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams
Fee: $250
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Girls’ Basketball Shooting Camp
June 15-17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
2nd-12th Grades
Fee: $75
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Softball Team Camp 
June 15-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University Field
Fee: Free
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football High School Team Mini Camp
June 17-18, Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Softball Elite Prospect Camp
June 22-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University Field
9th to 12th grade
Fee: $155
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football Elite Prospect Camp
June 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Huntsville/Madison County
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football Elite Prospect Camp
June 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Birmingham/Hoover
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football Elite Prospect Camp
June 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Montgomery
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football Elite Prospect Camp
June 25, 5 to 7 p.m., Dothan/Houston County
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football Elite Prospect Camp
June 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mobile/Baldwin County
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Girls’ Basketball Elite Overnight Camp
June 26-27, Kennamer Hall Annex Gym 8th to 12 grade
Fee: $110
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball Serve and Pass Clinic
July 6, 6 to 8 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
Fee: $40
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Soccer Day Camp
July 6-9, 8 to 11:30 a.m., JSU Soccer Field Ages 5-12
Fee: $80
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball Setting Clinic
July 7, 6 to 8 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
Fee: $40
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Football High School Team Mini Camp
July 8-9, Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball Hitting Clinic
July 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
Fee: $40
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Cocky Kids Youth Football Camp
July 14-15, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball Development Skills Camp  
July 16-17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
8th grade or younger
Fee: $100
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball General Skills Camp
July 16-17, 1 to 4 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
8th grade or older
Fee: $100
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Volleyball Team Camp
July 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kennamer Hall Annex Gym
Fee: $150
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Night of Champions Elite High School Football Camp
July 21, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Pullback Car FRENZY (Grades 1-3)
June 8-12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Pullback Car FRENZY (Grades 4-8)
June 8-12, 1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Video Game Making
June 15-19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Fire Brigade
June 15-19, 1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Journey into Space
June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

Construction
June 22-26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Fee: $154
To register, contact Annette Stahl at 256-782-5871 or astahl@jsu.edu.

JSU wishes all local children a safe and fun summer vacation!

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