May 16, 2012
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Sara Lynn McCall Graduate Assistant

Summer Camps 2012

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University will hold a variety of camps this summer that will provide students of all ages with the opportunity to gain new intellectual and physical skills. See the list below to learn about the academic, athletic and continuing education camp options available.

Academic Camps

What: STEM Camp
Who: Rising 1st - 6th graders
When: Week of June 4 - 8
Cost: $215 (regular rate), $185 (VSU employee rate), $165 (3 plus siblings rate)
This will be a week of hands-on science fun and creative problem solving led by qualified educators. To enroll, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. For more information, contact Denise Reid at 333-5784 or dtreid@valdosta.edu

What: Computing Adventures @ VSU 2012
Who: Middle school and high school students
When: July 16 - 20 (middle school) and July 23 - 27 (high school)
Cost: $180 (middle school) and $160 (high school)
This summer's camps will feature robotics and Android apps. Campers will create their own robots from Lego pieces and sensors and program them to do innovative and exciting tasks. Campers will also create Android apps, which they will install and test on actual Android phones. For more information, visit www.valdosta.edu/computingcamp .

What: Forensic Science Camp
Who: Rising high school juniors and seniors
When: July 16 - July 20
Cost: $165
This Forensic Science Camp is a week-long hands-on camp for students to discover what a real CSI does. During this week, students will learn how to process a mock crime scene, conduct laboratory work to solve the crime, visit a real crime lab, and bring their mock case to trial. Students should have taken at least two science courses including biology to participate. Lunch and snacks will be provided, along with a camp t-shirt. There will be a maximum of 30 spots available. A $20 deposit is required, and interested students should apply by June 20. For more information, contact the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at 229-333-5943.

Athletic Camps

Football

What: 2012 David Dean Youth Camp
Who: Boys and Girls, ages 5-13
When: May 29 - June 1
Cost: $100
Come join the Valdosta State University 2007 National Championship Football program Youth Football Camp. Boys and girls will have the chance to learn basic fundamentals of playing the game of football. The Valdosta State coaching staff will teach all positions. Pre-registration is encouraged at the Athletic Fieldhouse Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Each camper will receive a Valdosta State Football tee-shirt. For more information, visit the football page at www.vstateblazers.com.

What: All Position Team Camp
Who: 8th - 12th grade students
When: June 10 - June 11
Cost: $175 ($150 per camper if a team brings 10 or more campers)
This camp will be for every position. Each position will learn the basic fundamentals along with the basic concepts of the Valdosta State Spread Offense and the 4-3 Defense, bringing you the same skills that the VSU football players practice daily. If you bring your team, they will go through the drill work with their position. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your spot. Applications are due by June 1. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, visit the football page at www.vstateblazers.com.

Baseball

What: Five Tool Camp
Who: Students ages 7-12
When: June 4 - 7
Cost: $180, includes lunch and a t-shirt
All-around camp for players of all skill levels. Focus is on the "five tools" of professional baseball players - throwing, catching, base-running, hitting for average and hitting for power. Learn techniques and drills, play games and improve your skills and earn prizes. Giant water slides will also be part of the camp. For more information, call 229-259-5561 or email vstatebaseballcamps@gmail.com.

What: Baseball School
Who: Students ages 7-9 and 10-12
When: June 11 - 12 (Session 1), June 13 - 14 (Session 2), June 18 - 19 (Session 3), June 20 - 21 (Session 4)
Cost: $40 per session, save $5 when registering for two sessions
Sessions will be held from 8:30 - 10 a.m. for ages 7-9 and 10:30 a.m. - noon for ages 10-12. There will be advanced hitting instruction, individual instruction and prescription drills to address each player's specific swing issues. Features video analysis with the Rightview software. Each session is limited to 10 campers. For more information, call 229-259-5561 or email vstatebaseballcamps@gmail.com.

Soccer

What: VSU Girls & Boys Soccer Camp 2012
Who: Girls and Boys, ages 4 - 18
When: July 16 - 19 (Session 1), July 23 - 26 (Session 2), July 22-26 (Session 3 Residential), July 22-26 (Session 3 Team)
Cost: $140 (Half Day Session 1 & 2), $280 (Full Day Session 1 & 2), $380 (Session 3 Residential), $330 (Session 3 Team)
The Blazers Soccer Camp is committed to making better players. The camp is designed to ensure campers will improve both technically and tactically. The staff is highly qualified (experienced college coaches) and is committed to challenging your child each day through a fun and exciting curriculum designed for all skill levels. To register, visit the soccer page at www.vstateblazers.com. For more information, contact Coach Mel Heinz at 219-3290 for more information.

Men’s Basketball

What: High School Team Camp
Who: High School Basketball Teams
When: June 8-9
Cost: Option #1: 6 game guarantee: 3 Friday afternoon; 2 Saturday morning; 1 guaranteed tournament game Saturday evening (could be more if you win), $395.00 per team; Option #2: 4 game guarantee: 3 Saturday morning; 1 guaranteed tournament game, $285.00 per team; Spend the night: Your players can stay in one of our dorms.
Contact Nick Gast for more information at 333-5904.
$15.00 per player per night (in addition to team price listed above)
There is a $50 deposit due by Friday, May 25 for team camp. For more information, visit the men’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com or contact Nick Gast at 333-5904 or ndgast@valdosta.edu.

What: Instructional Day Camp
Who: Rising 5th - 12th graders
When: June 18 - 22
Cost: $165
This camp will teach fundamentals, concepts, rules, and good sportsmanship. Each camper will be worked with collectively and individually to ensure progress. For more information, visit the men’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com or contact Nick Gast at 333-5904 or ndgast@valdosta.edu.

What: Little Blazers Camp
Who: Rising 1st - 4th graders
When: June 24 - 27
Cost: $125
For more information, visit the men’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com or contact Nick Gast at 333-5904 or ndgast@valdosta.edu.

Women’s Basketball

What: Instructional Camp 1
Who: Students ages 5 - 13
When: June 11 - 14
Cost: $100 ($25 non-refundable deposit)
For development of the young player, emphasis will be placed on shooting, passing, ball handling and all fundamental aspects of the game of basketball. Walk-ups will be accepted so bring a friend for this fun day camp! Bring your lunch and eat with the Lady Blazers! For more information, visit the women’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com

What: Post Camp
Who: Girls entering 9th - 12th grade in the fall of 2012
When: June 15 - 16
Cost: $150 (overnight), $125 (commuter)
This camp is for the post player who wants to elevate her game to the next level. Drill work is specific to the development of both the offensive and defensive end of post play, including but not limited to: post moves and countermoves, post positioning, post passing, body balance, post defense, strength and conditioning and much more! Must be 5’9” or taller, spots are limited to 30. $25 non-refundable deposit. For more information, visit the women’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com

What: Guard Camp
Who: Girls entering 9th - 12th grade in the fall of 2012
When: June 27 - 28
Cost: $150 (overnight), $125 (commuter)
This camp will utilize Lady Blazer practice drills that stress advanced ball handling and passing skills, shooting skills, strength and conditioning, offense, defense and game control for point guards, shooting guards and off guard/small forwards. Spots limited to 40. $25 non-refundable deposit. For more information, visit the women’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com

What: Middle School Camp
Who: Girls entering 6th - 8th grade in the fall of 2012
When: May 19
Cost: $25
This camp is a wonderful opportunity for middle school age players who are either less experienced and are seeking the building blocks for success or advanced level players who are looking to further their fundamentals skills and learn what it takes to play at the next level. Campers will practice and improve their dribbling, passing, shooting, defense skills and footwork through skills stations with Valdosta State’s Head Coach Kiley Hill. For more information, visit the women’s basketball page at www.vstateblazers.com

Volleyball

What: Blazer Volleyball Camp
Who: Students ages 10-18
When: July 8 - 11
Cost: $274 (Overnight), $220 (Commuter)
Campers will have the opportunity to enjoy four days of quality instruction from the Blazer Volleyball staff, coaches from other areas and the awesome Blazer Volleyball players. Campers will be taught the same drills and experience the same system that is utilized by the Blazer Volleyball Team. The camp is for players of all skill levels. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. For more information or to apply for Blazer Volleyball Camp, contact Sia Poyer at 229-560-9199 or impoyer@valdosta.edu.

Continuing Education Camps

What: Camp Discovery 2012
Who: Children ages 5 and older
When: Morning/afternoon May 29 - July 27
Cost: $55+ (Discounts available: $5 per camp early bird discount if payment is received by May 31; $5 per camp VSU staff/faculty/student discount (must provide VSU ID). Ask for your discount(s) when you register.)
Several camps are offered every week, each centered around a theme that will be fun for participants as well as improving academic, artistic, and/or physical skills. Camps consist of some tried-and-true favorites (such as Drama, Art, Dance, Horsemanship, Lego camps, Math Madness, and Tennis), as well as some exciting new themes. New camps this year include Outer Space Explorers, Computer Animation, Shark Week, Printmaking Pros, and Make Your Own Android App. We also have more offerings available for youth age 12 and up. For complete descriptions, fees, registration forms and other information, visit www.valdosta.edu/conted (click on Kids' Stuff) or call Continuing Education at 245-6484.