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Milligan presents ‘Be a Buff Summer Camps’

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (March 30, 2015) — This summer, high school students can become a “buff” in photography, basketball, music, cheer and dance, theatre and more at Milligan College’s “Be a Buff Summer Camps” in July.

Whether they participate in the summer arts camps or sports camps, students will have the opportunity to stay on Milligan’s beautiful campus, eat in the McCormick Dining Center and meet other college-bound students in a supportive, Christian environment.

“‘Be a Buff Summer Camps’ offer teens a wonderful opportunity to learn from experienced Milligan faculty, coaches and ministers in the areas of art, sports and leadership this summer,” said Phyllis Fox, director of summer camps and church relations. “Students can improve their skills and gifts while experiencing what it’s like to live on a college campus with counselors who are current Milligan students, respected by their peers and faculty.

For arts buffs, the “Be a Buff Summer Arts Camps,” July 12-17, offers classes in digital media, music and theatre. The week-long program includes hands-on workshops and lessons, evening activities and fun outings to local sights. Students also will have the opportunity to perform or exhibit their work to show friends and family what they have learned during the week.

Students enrolled in the three art tracks (music, theatre and digital media) can also earn dual enrollment college credit. Find out more at www.milligan.edu/camps.

For sports buffs, the “Be a Buff Summer Sports Camps,” July 12-15, gives students a chance to hone their skills, meet other athletes and grow deeper as a Christian athlete. Students will get hands-on coaching and interactions with current athletes from the swimming, cheer and dance, tennis and men’s basketball teams.

“In addition to refining their skills and abilities, students will have time for worship each day with the arts and sports camps,” said Fox. “Main session speakers will focus on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Champions of Character core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership—key values at Milligan, as well.”

Students in the digital media camp will gain hands-on experience in the foundational elements of digital media, including digital photography, digital video filmmaking and graphic design. This program is perfect for the beginner to intermediate skill-level students as a wonderful opportunity to use their creativity to enhance their eye for beauty as they develop skills in each aspect of digital media.

The music camp is an advanced musicianship program for piano, voice and orchestral strings (violin, viola, cello and bass) that focuses on developing performing skills in each student’s specialty area. Participants also are introduced to performance on other instruments and to a wide range of topics such as music theory, music technology and composition that are necessary for the development of well-rounded musicians.

Students in the theatre camp will participate in different facets of theater, including acting, voice and movement, stage make-up, playwriting, theater design and more. The week also includes an off-campus trip to the renowned Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia.

The arts camp culminates in a talent showcase highlighting the work of all students from the three tracks. The performance is free and open to family and friends.

At the basketball camp, students will develop individual and team skills with Bill Robinson, head coach of the men’s basketball team, along with film study and friendly competition.

During the tennis camp, students will improve crucial tennis skills with Ryan Reynolds, head tennis coach, through drills, match play and on/off-court conditioning. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Students at the swimming camp will receive one-on-one instruction from John Sutton, head swimming coach, and swim team athletes. Participants will practice starts and turns, as well as stroke techniques. All participants should be able to swim each competitive stroke for a minimum of 25 yards.

At the cheer and dance camp, students will learn basic techniques, including jumps, tumbling and dance, from Ronda Paulson, head cheer and dance coach, and the Milligan cheerleaders. The group will create an entire routine during the camp.

In 2016, Milligan plans to add an engineering camp that focuses on the STEM disciplines for students ages 14-18.

For more information or to register for “Be a Buff Summer Camps,” contact Rita Booher, associate director of summer programs and campus visits, at 800.262.8337, rebooher@milligan.edu or visit www.milligan.edu/camps.

To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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