Summer Camps Schedule 2012


Spring String Thing
May 18–20. Celebrate the 35th year of this popular music enrichment camp for junior high through high school string musicians. Participation capped at 500. The six orchestras for SST are conducted by Dr. Robert McCashin and guest conductors from around the state. For more information click the “workshops/events” tab under Calendars at



  • Session 1: June 18–22
  • Session 2: June 25–29
  • Session 3: July 2–6 (no camp July 4th)
  • Session 4: July 9–13
  • Session 5: July 16–20
  • Session 6: July 23–27

Camps with activities for kids ages 6–12.  Find more information.

Spanky McFarland’s Baseball Camps

  • Pitching and Catching Prospect Camp: June 10, Rising 8th–12th grades
  • Baseball Day Camp: June 11–14, rising 1st–6th grades
  • MVP Instructional Showcase (Overnight and Commuter): June 17–20, rising 7th–12th grades.

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Skyline Softball Camps

  • Day Camp: June 11–14, ages 6–12
  • Overnight Camp: June 24–28, ages 13–18

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JMU Debate Institute
June 17–30.
Annual commuter and resident camp at the home of the top debate team in the nation for 2010. Offers policy debate, Lincoln Douglas, student congress and public forum. Middle school camp also available.
Registration deadline May 15. More information and downloadable brochure:
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Valley Soccer Camp

  • Coed Day Camp: June 18–22, Ages 6–18
  • Overnight Camp: June 30 – July 3, Ages 12–18 (senior boys only)

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Kenny Brooks’ Women’s Basketball Camps

  • Individual Day Camp: June 25–28,  grades 4–12
  • Kids Camp: June 25–28, ages 4–8
  • Team Camp and Elite Camp:  June 29 – July 1

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MadAboutVolleyball Camps

  • All Skills: July 8–11, ages 10–18
  • Advanced: July 8–11, ages 14–18
  • Position Specialty: July 12–13, ages 10–18
  • Team: July 16–18

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Male Academy and Female Institute
July 8-July 21
The Female Institute and the Male Academy are two-week residential programs designed to provide an intense academic and developmental experience for rising 9th—12th grade students.
Both programs offer an array of experiences that encourage the pursuit of positive and self-directed life choices through post-secondary educational opportunities.
Contact:, (540) 568-6636

Laxology at JMU Lacrosse Camp

  • July 9–11, ages 10–18

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JMU Summer Band Camp
July 10 – July 14
For high school students interested in improving skills in marching band leadership, musicality and marching.
Contact:, (540) 568-6942

Mickey Matthews Football Camps

  • Camp I: July 15–17, ages 8–18
  • Camp II: July 18–20, ages 8–18

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Skyline Soccer Camp for Girls

  • College Academy: July 16–18, ages 14–18.
  • Individual and Team Camp: July 19–21, ages 11–18

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Let’s Play USA! Field Hockey Camp

  • Team Camp I: July 18–21, 5th–12th graders
  • Individual/Elite Camp: July 19–21, 5th–12th graders
  • Team Camp II: July 22–25,  5th–12th graders

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Exploring Identity through Community
July 23-27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Hall.
This camp explores diversity as a whole for all children ages 7–10. It is a camp that will open the eyes of all children to better understand those around them on many levels; race, gender, family structure, community, personal identity, etc. (540) 568-4253, and

TECHfacturing Summer Day Camp
July 30-Aug. 1
TECHfacturing is a three-day camp for middle school students (rising 6th-8th grade) to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the context of local manufacturing facilities and processes.

Basic Fencing Day Camp
July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children ages 10 to 15 will work with JMU Fencing to learn (or relearn) the basics of Olympic Fencing. Children who attend this camp are eligible to attend the JMU Advanced Fencing Camp.



Furious Flower 8th Annual Children’s Poetry Camp
Words Light the Way
Aug. 6–10, Memorial Hall. Register now.
Children come together to explore the process of creativity through written word, music, dance, drama and art. For more information visit


Advanced Fencing Day Camp
Aug. 13-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Advanced fencing for children ages 10 to 15 who have some prior fencing experience, whether through JMU's College for Kids program, the Basic Fencing Camp, andother fencing club of camp, or private lessons.

Childrens Global Nonviolence Summer Camp
The Language of Peace
Aug. 13–17, Memorial Hall. Ages 6–13.
The camp will introduce the value of nonviolence, the potential of nonviolent action to address conflicts, the value of social responsibility, the interconnected nature of human experience, and the planet’s natural environment.
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