Twenty-three Summer Camps Offered through UAFS

Children and teenagers can find something to enjoy from the 23 summer camps offered by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith through the university’s Academy of the Arts, Athletic Department and the Department of Music and Theatre.

 

The schedule includes:

 

Academy Camps

May 31-August 5: Private music lessons for ages 5 and up available in piano, woodwinds, acting, brass, percussion, dance, visual arts and string instruments, as well as voice lessons. Five- and 10-week options are available for 30-, 45- or 60-minute weekly lessons. Fees vary by length of session and includes a free T-shirt. Lesson times are scheduled at student’s convenience. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell, Academy executive director, at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd, administrative specialist.

 

June 1-29: Musikgarten for ages 0-4, conducted by Alice Sanders, with class times varying by age. Fee is $75 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp will include a variety of child-centered activities on music and movement. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

June 6-10: Art Camp for grades 1-5, conducted by Marianne Nicodemus and held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the 51st Annex. Students will experiment in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting and drawing, in addition to studying famous artists. Fee is $175 and includes a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

June 13-17: Art Camp for grades 5-9, conducted by Marianne Nicodemus and held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the 51st Annex. Students will experiment in a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting and drawing, in addition to studying famous artists. Fee is $175 and includes a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

June 20-24: Broadway Bootcamp for grades 7-12 and recent graduates, conducted by Shannon Stoddard, Mollie Armour and Gini Law and held from 12–6 p.m. each day. Fee is $200 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp is an intensive week of musical theatre featuring students performing their favorite Broadway musicals. Participants meet daily at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown. A final performance will take place at 6 p.m. June 24. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

June 20-24: Drums Alive Camp for grades 4-7, conducted by Hachya Franklin from 9-11 a.m. each day. Fee is $120 and includes a free T-shirt. Participants meet daily at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown. In this new camp, kids will drum and move to high-energy music. A final performance will take place at 12 p.m. June 24. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

July 11-16: Broadway Babies for grades 1-2, conducted by Shannon Stoddard and Adrein Parmenter and held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Fee is $175 and includes a free T-shirt. Participants will meet daily at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, and the camp will finish with a finale performance at 1 p.m. July 16. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

July 18-22: Broadway Bound for grades 3-9, conducted by Shannon Stoddard, Adrein Parmenter, Gini Law, and held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee is $250 and includes a free T-shirt. Participants will meet daily at the Breedlove Auditorium, and the camp will finish with a finale performance at 1 p.m. July 23. For more information, contact Dr. Rosilee Russell at 479-788-7546 or Joshua Floyd at 788-7253.

 

Athletics Camps

May 27-29: Baseball camp for youth ages 6-14, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $150 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp will cover all aspects of the game including throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running. It will be conducted by former and current college baseball players and the UAFS coaching staff. For more information, contact Jon Ubbenga at 479-788-7599. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website.

 

June 6-8: Basketball Skills Camp for grades K-6, held 1-4 p.m. each day. Fee is $100 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

June 13-15: Volleyball Little Lions Skill Camp for grades K-7, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Fee is $100 and includes a free T-shirt. The three-day camp will help players refine their skills through instruction by current UAFS coaches and players. For more information, contact Jane Sargent at 479-788-7603. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website.

 

June 9: Basketball Shooting Camp for grades K-6, held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Fee is $40 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on shooting fundamentals, action drills and the mechanics of shooting. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

June 15-17: Volleyball Elite Camp for grades 8-12, held at varying times each day. Fees are $180 for residents and $150 for commuters and include a free T-shirt. The camp will challenge players in all aspects of the game by focusing on the fundamentals of passing, serving, setting, blocking, attacking and defense. For more information, contact Jane Sargent at 479-788-7603. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website.

 

June 14-16: Baseball camp for youths ages 6-14, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $150 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp will cover all aspects of the game including throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running. It will be conducted by former and current college baseball players and the UAFS coaching staff. For more information, contact Jon Ubbenga at 479-788-7599. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website.

 

June 26-27: Elite Basketball Camp for grades 7-12, held 6-8:30 p.m. June 26 and 9-11 a.m. June 27. Fees are $90 for residents and $60 for commuters and both include a free T-shirt. The camp will help maximize kids’ skills while they compete against other elite players. UAFS players will be present throughout camp. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

July 12-14: Basketball Skills Camp for grades 6-12, held 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. each day. Fee is $100 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

July 12-14: Basketball Skills Camp for kids entering 5th-12th grade, held 1-4 p.m. each day. Fee is $100 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

July 12-14: Baseball camp for youths ages 6-14, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $150 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp will cover all aspects of the game including throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running. It will be conducted by former and current college baseball players and the UAFS coaching staff. For more information, contact Jon Ubbenga at 479-788-7599. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website

 

August 2: Basketball Shooting Camp for grades K-6, held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Fee is $40 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on shooting fundamentals, action drills and the mechanics of shooting. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

August 2: Basketball Shooting Camp for kids entering 6th-12th grades, held 1-4 p.m. each day. Fee is $40 and includes a free T-shirt and certificate. The camp focuses on shooting fundamentals, action drills and the mechanics of shooting. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 479-788-7593. Registration forms are available at www.uafsbasketballcamps.com.

 

August 9-11: Baseball camp for youths ages 6-14, held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee is $150 and includes a free T-shirt. The camp will cover all aspects of the game including throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running. It will be conducted by former and current college baseball players and the UAFS coaching staff. For more information, contact Jon Ubbenga at 479-788-7599. Registration forms are available on the UAFS website.

 

Additional baseball camps will be conducted throughout the summer, visit www.collegebaseballcamps.com/uafsbaseball for compete details.

 

Music Camps

June 13-17: Jazz Band Camp for musicians of all instruments in grades 9-12, conducted by Dr. Christopher Barrick and held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Fees are $190 for commuters and $385 for residents. For more information, contact Barrick at 479-788-7547 or visit http://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps.

 

June 27-July 1: Band Camp for musicians of wind and symphonic band instruments in grades 9-12, conducted by Dr. Alexandra Zacharella and held Monday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fees are $190 for commuters and $385 for residents. For more information, contact Zacharella at 479-788-7972 or visit http://class.uafs.edu/music/summer-music-camps.

 

Credits: 
Amy Fairbanks, University Relations Coordinator
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Source URL: 
https://news.uafs.edu/0
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4595