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Freed-Hardeman University Summer Camps

Each of FHU’s summer camps offers unique opportunities

Summer is approaching quickly, which means it is time to start registering for summer camp! Freed-Hardeman University invites students to participate in one or more of its summer camps: Mid-South Youth Camp, GO! Camp, QUEST, Horizons, as well as four sports camps. Each camp offers a different experience for everyone, whether one is interested in service, art, leadership, or sports.

Mid-South Youth Camp, located just outside of Henderson, Tenn., is known as “a special place where good things happen.” MSYC offers eight weeks of regular camp and five weeks of junior camp throughout the summer, with the first week of camp starting June 3; MSYC has something for students of all ages. At camp, young people are able to grow closer to God through devotionals, classes, singing and fellowship. Contact Frank Bradford at 731-989-2520 or see fhu.edu/msyc for more information on Mid-South Youth Camp.

GO! Camp, in its second year at FHU, is scheduled for June 3-8. Both youth groups and individuals from grades seven through twelve can get involved with GO! The motto, “Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world,” emphasizes its mission: to move young people into lives of meaning and purpose. GO! campers will enjoy a week full of sessions, labs and projects as they strive to serve. See fhu.edu/go for more information on GO! Camp.

Another one of FHU’s newer summer camps is QUEST, which stands for “Question. Understand. Explore. Solve. Think.” QUEST will be held on FHU’s campus June 17-22, and it is open for students entering grades nine through eleven. QUEST provides an environment for students to learn through various activities, and this year’s QUEST is divided into four separate disciplines: Science QUEST, Art QUEST, Theatre QUEST and Creative Writing QUEST. Call 731-989-6032 or see fhu.edu/quest for more information.

The campus of FHU has hosted Horizons, a Bible leadership camp, for more than thirty years. This summer, Horizons will be July 1-6. It is designed for students in grades seven through twelve. Throughout the week, students will attend thought-provoking classes and worship services, participate in fun activities, and experience campus life, as well as grow into leadership roles. See fhu.edu/horizons for additional information.

FHU is offering four basketball camps this summer. Basketball Cub Camp, June 4-7, is designed to emphasize basic fundamental skills, with Lion and Lady Lion coaches and players on hand to give instruction. Coach Dale Neal is directing the Girls Basketball Camp, June 24-29 and open to girls entering grades 4 through 12. Boys Basketball Camp, July 15-19, will be directed by Coach Jason Shelton and is open to boys entering grades 4 through 12. Girls Basketball Post Camp, July 27-28, is for post players entering grades 9 through 12, directed by Don Holcomb, a University of Memphis Hall of Fame post player.

FHU will host three soccer camps this summer: Girls Soccer Camp, June 24-28; Boys Soccer Camp, June 24-28; and Soccer Cub Camp, June 25-29. Coach Jason Elliot is the director of the soccer camps, and he will be assisted by university players and area coaches. Campers will focus on the fundamentals of the game, as well as improve individual skills and learn team tactics. For more information on the soccer camps, contact Elliot at 731-989-6995.

FHU’s three baseball camps will be held throughout the month of June. Baseball Cub Camp, June 11-14, is open for boys and girls; players will be taught the fundamentals of baseball and be assisted by Lion coaches and players. Baseball Fundamentals Camp, June 5- 8, is for players entering grades 4 through 8; this camp will focus on fundamentals of the game, team concepts and exposing campers to practice, drill work, and conditioning. Baseball Advanced Skills Camp, also June 4- 8, is for players entering grades 7 through 12; this camp will prepare players for high school baseball season and cover positions, hitting and other skills. For more information on any of the baseball camps, contact Jonathan Estes at 731-989-6994 or JD Flowers at 731-989-6125.

Two volleyball camps are being offered this summer: Volleyball Day Camp and Volleyball Boarding Camp. Volleyball Day Camp, June 25-27, is for girls entering grades 3 through 6, while Volleyball Boarding Camp, June 27-30, is for girls entering grades 7 through 12. Head Coach Todd Humphry, along with members of the Lady Lion volleyball team, will be working with the campers to improve such skills as serving, setting, footwork and passing. For more information on the volleyball camps, contact Humphry at 731-989-6900.

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