MTSU Summer Experiences

Thank you for your interest in the many summer camps, seminars, and learning experiences offered by Middle Tennessee State University. For over five decades, MTSU has provided summer activities for young children, teens, and adults alike.

The 2017 summer experiences are listed below. They range from learning a new language, aviation science, and a variety of sports camps to storytelling, the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts, and many, many more. Listings include the camp organizers and contact info, a short description of each experience, dates, costs, and registration deadlines. Please contact the camp organizer if you have questions or wish to register.

Again, thank you for your interest in MTSU.

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Camp Information Dates Cost Description Audience (Age)
Freshman Insitute
Brandon Chapman
615-898-5975
TBD
Deadline: July 15th or until cohort fills
$45.00

The Freshman Summer Institute is a two-week program, created to serve the needs of first generation, Pell-eligible students, with residential options.

Incoming Freshman
CSI:MTSU 2017
Mitzi Dunkley
615-494-7713
June 20-June 23, 2017
Deadline: June 3
$250 Whodunit: Mock Crime scene investigations Entering 9th grade through College Freshmen
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 Civil War Ages 50+
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 History of American Sports Ages 50+
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 Philosophy of Happiness Ages 50+
Governor's School
Dr. Raphael Bundage, Glenna Robinson
615-898-2223
TBD
Deadline: January 16-17
N/A Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Art/Filmmaking High School
Southern Girls Rock & Roll
Sarah Bandy  
615-849-8140
July 24-July 29, 2017
Deadline: June 15
$320 Rock & Roll Music High School
Stamps Baxter School of Music
Ben Speer 
615-228-4100
July 12-25, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$425 (plus room & meals) Southern Gospel Music 8-years old and up
Customs (Entering Freshmen)
Gina Poff
615-898-2454
TBD
Deadline: Varies
$75 freshmen
$40 guest
Orientation, meetings with advisors and registration Prospective students
Customs (Transfers)
Gina Poff
615-898-2454
TBD
Deadline: Varies
$35 transfer
$15 guest
Orientation, meetings with advisors and registration Prospective students
TESOL Training Program
Dr. Guanping Zheng
615-494-8696
TBD
Deadline: NA
$3,950 Teaching English Speakers of other Languages Chinese Univ. English instructors  (15)
Guitar Workshop Plus 
Dr. Bill Yelverton
615-898-5623
TBD
Deadline: $400 deposit with application, 
Registration $55
Tuition $890
Room & Board $510
Study guitar, bass, drum, keyboard and vocals in superb facilities Open to all students, all ages and levels
International Folkfest
Dr. Ron Aday
615-898-2125
TBD
Deadline: Participants selected each January
N/A Bring together folkloric musicians and dancersfrom different countries 20-65 years of age
ACE Summer Camp
Dr. Tom Gormley
615-494-8687
July 16-22, 2017
Deadline: On-line during ACE Mentoring Program
N/A Study careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineers Open to high school students in ACE mentoring program
Introduction to Aviation Camp
Wendy Beckman/Mary Lou Cornett
615-898-2788
June 12-June 16, 2017
Deadline: May 16
$410 Learn aspects of aerospace industry, many hands-on activities 8th-12th grade
Professional Pilot Advanced Camp
Wendy Beckman/Mary Lou Cornett
615-898-2788
June 19-21, 2017
Deadline: May 16
$625 for 1.5 hours flight time
$825 for 2.5 hrs.
For students who complete Aviation Camp & want to explore Piloting 8th-12th grade
Aerospace Education Workshops
Phyl Taylor
615-898-2788
TBD
Deadline: June 6
N/A Introduction to aviation for teachers K-12 TN teachers
STEM Camp
David Lockett
615-415-7963

TBD


Deadline: May 31
$125 Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) offers various science, mathematics, coding, art, and technolog-based activities. K-8th grade
Alumni Summer College
Rhonda King
615-898-2922

June 21-23, 2017


Deadline: May 15
$250

10th Annual Alumni Summer College Greatest Hits: “Edutaining” classes and tours celebrating a remix of themes from the past nine years.   http://www.mtalumni.com/s/1092/index.aspx?sid=1092&gid=1&pgid=321 

Alumni and friends
Innovation J-Camp
Val Hoeppner
615-898-2337
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$150 Explore writing/reporting, photojournalism, story telling & more High School
Chinese Language Full Seminar - Part 1
Jie (Helen) Zhou
615-898-5757
June 5-9, 2017
Deadline: May 27
$185-$300

For more information on camp pricing and requirements, visit this page: Center for Accelerated Language (CALA)

Ages 13+
Spanish Language Full Seminar - Part 1
Paolo Volpe-Rinonapoli
615-898-5757
May 29-June 2, 2017
Deadline: May 26
$185-$300 Experience the joy and ease of learning a language with brain research-based methods like TPR (Total Physical Response) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Learners will build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an engaging and fun classroom setting through games and storytelling. Focus on the 300 most frequently used words in the language will enable students to start expressing themselves in Spanish. Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Chinese Language Part 2
Jie (Helen) Zhou
615-898-5757
June 12-16, 2017
Deadline: June 3
$185-$300 For more information on camp pricing and requirements, visit this page: Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
French Language Full Seminar - Part 1
Shelley Thomas
615-898-5757
June 19-23, 2017
Deadline: June 10
$185-$300

Experience the joy and ease of learning a language with brain research-based methods like TPR (Total Physical Response) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Learners will build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an engaging and fun classroom setting through games and storytelling. Focus on the 300 most frequently used words in the language will enable students to start expressing themselves in French.

 For more information on camp pricing and requirements, visit this page: Center for Accelerated Language (CALA)

Ages 13+
Teacher Workshop - Methodology
Shelley Thomas
 615-898-5757
 June 26-30, 2017
Deadline:  June 23
$185-$555   This session offers teachers the opportunity to explore implementation of TPR/TPRS and comprehensible input their own classroom. Participants are required to take at least one CALA language course prior to or during the June 26-30 session. Click the following link for complete detail and registration: CALA 2017 Teacher Training Registration Form  K-12 TN teachers
Beginners Upa Yoga
Rishi
615-768-9642
May 20-21, 2017
Deadline: Cancellations must be completed within 48 hours prior to class

$30-$60  Our Beginners Yoga class teaches you a gentle yoga called Upa Yoga. Upa Yoga relaxes tension, and it’s good for your joints. It rejuvenates the body after a period of inactivity or long travel. This is the first class we give to people looking for physical therapy. If you want yoga for pain or physical therapy, this practice is more easily modified to fit your needs. You learn an Upa Yoga sequence that you can continue on your own at home.  Additional dates are June 17-18, July 15-16.  Regsiter here. Ages 12+
Fitness Yoga
Rishi
 (615)-768-9642
 May 20-21, 2017
Deadline:

 Cancellations must be completed within 48 hours prior to class

 $30-60

In this class, you learn something called Surya Shakti. This is a dynamic yoga practice for physical fitness and overall wellbeing. Surya means sun, and Shakti means energy. The sun shines bright every day. Whether it’s behind the clouds or not, it’s keeping the whole planet warm. You want that kind of energy. You want your body to be that strong and dependable. Not a problem, not a burden. Every day, it just shines. That is Surya Shakti. 

Additional dates are June 17th-18th and July 15th-16th.  Register here.

 Ages 14+
Surya Yoga Follow-up (Advanced)
Rishi
615-768-9642
May 21, 2017
Deadline: Cancellations must be completed within 48 hours prior to class
$5
This Surya Kriya follow-up class is designed to support the growth of one's practice by offering a committed space with guidance and the opportunity to open up your own experience of Surya Kriya - whether you're looking to re-establish your practice or go deeper.  Additional dates are June 18th and July 16th.  Register here.
Ages 14+
Yoga to Improve Attention & Memory
Rishi
 615-768-9642
 May 27-28, 2017
Deadline:  
Camp Information Dates Cost Description Audience (Age)
 $35-$65  One aspect of this yoga is the body gets an opportunity to clear out the physical manifestations of stress. The body and mind come to be at ease and get energized. When the body and mind are well rested and energized, you naturally focus well. Additional dates are June 24th-25th and July 22nd-23rd.  Register here.  Ages 14+ Meditation Yoga
Rishi
 615-768-9642  May 27-28, 2017
Deadline:
Camp Information Dates Cost Description Audience (Age)
   $40-$70 Here you learn an ancient yoga practice called Surya Kriya. "Surya" means "sun" and "kriya" means "inner energy process" This is a powerful and holistic practice for complete inner wellbeing. It incorporates physical postures and trains the mind for clarity and focus. It is a powerful process and can be a very meditative experience.  Additional dates are June 24th-25th and July 22nd-23rd. Register here.  Ages 14+ Upa Yoga Follow-up (Advanced)
Rishi
 615-768-9642  May 28, 2017
Deadline:  
Camp Information Dates Cost Description Audience (Age)
 $5  This Upa Yoga follow-up class is designed to support the growth of one's practice by offering a committed space with guidance and the opportunity to open up your own experience of Upa Yoga - whether you're looking to re-establish your practice or go deeper. Additional dates are June 25th and July 23rd. Register here.  Ages 14+ Japanese Language Full Seminar - Part 1
Rebecca Clippard
615-898-5757 July 17-21, 2017
Deadline: July 22 $185-$300 Build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an engaging and fun classroom setting through games and storytelling. Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+ Japanese Language Part 2
Rebecca Clippard
615-898-5757 July 24-28, 2017
Deadline: July 29 $185-$300 Continuing the Part 1 learning program, additional practice and personalization further develops your ease and fluency. Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+ Rick Stockstill Youth Football Camp
Erik Bartlett
615-898-2926 TBD
Deadline: May 29 $175-$200 Athletic Rising 1st graders to 8th graders Baseball
Jim McGuire, Robbie Britt
865-599-7357 TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $200 Athletic  6-12 years old Men's Basketball-Team Camp
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-713-8646 TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills *Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School Men's Basketball-Elite Camp
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-898-5228 TBD
Deadline: June 27 $30 Athletic High School Men's Basketball
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-898-5228 TBD
Deadline: June 27 $220 (Pre-Registration) $240 (First Day) Athletic K-12th grade Women's Basketball-Lil' Raider Camp
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968 TBD
Deadline: May 19 (early registration) Walkups welcome $100 Athletic K-8th grade Women's Basketball-Middle School Shootout
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968 TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $300 per team Athletic Middle School Women's Basketball-Team Camp
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968 TBD
Deadline: May 26 *Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School Women's Basketball
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968 TBD
Deadline: May 29 *Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School Women's Basketball
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968 TBD
Deadline: June 7 *Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School Rec. Center Activity Camps

Erik Pabst


615-898-2104

May 30-July 28, 2017 (off week of July 4th)


Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $170 per week or $40 daily drop-in For more information, visit this page: 

http://www.mtsu.edu/camprec/camps/index.php

7-13 years old Soccer (Spring Break)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316 March 27-29, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $100 The focus of the Spring Break Camp will be improving players' technical skill and game awareness. 5-12 years old (co-ed) Soccer (Girls Day Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316 June 12-16, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $160 The Day Camp is several days of soccer training to help players achieve new levels of technical skill and tactical understanding. 10-16 years old Soccer (Junior Raiders)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316 June 12-16, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $100 The Junior Raiders Camp is designed for boys and girls and will serve to enhance each player's technical ability and tactical awareness in small-sided games. 5-10 years old Soccer (Girls Team Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316 July 17-20, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills

$160 (half day), $300 (full day), $375 (overnight)

The Girls Team Camp consists of a customized, age-specific training program for U12 to U17 teams and individual players.  All teams are assigned a licensed coach for the duration of the camp and compete in small sided and full-sided games based on their age bracket. 12-17 years old Soccer (MTSU Girls College ID Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316 July 15, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $130

For the competitive female player striving to play at the collegiate level. The camp is designed to simulate the MTSU collegiate training environment and to give the players the tools needed to be successful at the collegiate level. 

13-17 years old, girls only Volleyball - Team Camp I
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357 TBD
Deadline: May 15 $175 (Commuters)
$300 (Residents) Athletic High School & Middle School Volleyball - Liberos/Setters/Hitters Camp
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357 TBD
Deadline: May 15 $160 (Commuters)
$200 (Residents) Athletic 10-18 years old Volleyball - Team Camp II
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357 TBD
Deadline: May 15 $175 (Commuters)
$300 (Residents) Athletic High School & Middle School Volleyball - All Skills Camp
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357 TBD
Deadline: May 15 $175 (Commuters)
$250 (Residents) Athletic 10-18 years old Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104 June 26-28, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $205 (Commuters)
$289 (Residents) Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com.  Middle School teams Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104 July 10-13, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $221 (Commuters)
$339 (Residents) National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com.  Middle School and High School Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104 July 15-17, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $225 (Commuters)
$309 (Residents) Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com.  Middle School and High School Swim Express
Ray Wiley
  June 5-9, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills $30 per week This program is designed to teach children ages 10-16 basic compeitive swim skills.  All four competitive strokes and flip turns will be taught.  Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without touching the bottom. 10-16 years old