Milligan Summer Camps

July 9-15, 2017 | High School Students

Talented students like you can spend a week at Milligan’s beautiful campus developing knowledge and skills in your areas of interest. Milligan faculty and students will help you enhance your creative skills. They can even help you develop a portfolio for your college applications and resumes, as well as teach you about careers in your field.

Students are housed in residence halls along with their counselors. Meals are included with registration fee.


Digital Media

Musical Theatre









Computer Science

Camp Information

July 9-14, 2017

Level up your computer skills and learn how to create a mini super computer in one week. Learn from experienced computer science faculty and develop skills used by programmers, computer engineers, and software developers. Limited to 16!

  • Learn how to program a microprocessor
  • Gain knowledge in how to work individually and in a team environment
  • Create a Raspberry Pi-based Beowulf Cluster for a mini super computer
  • Discover employment and advanced degree opportunities in computer science
  • Learn why Milligan CS and CIS students are highly recruited by employers

You will receive:

  • Milligan computer science t-shirt
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit (32 GB edition)

Consider attending an advance computer science camp next summer!


Registration is open to rising high school sophomores through seniors.

  • Early bird registration: $400 before June 1
  • Registration fee: $500 after June 1
  • Registration deadline: June 30 or sooner if maximum enrollment (16) is reached ($50 non-refundable after June 30)


Digital Media

Camp Information

watchvideo2July 9-14, 2017

Beginner to intermediate skill level. Rising high school freshmen through seniors.

Milligan offers you an opportunity to develop your skills in photography, DV filmmaking, and graphic design. Limited to 18.

  • Use state-of-the-art Mac lab featuring 27-inch iMacs
  • Practice with the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software
  • Learn from experienced faculty and professionals


  • Capture, process, and enhance digital images
  • Learn basic camera operation
  • Explore black and white photography
  • Develop skills in lighting, composition, and portraiture

*Students must supply their own camera and memory card

Digital MediaDV Filmmaking

Participants will explore digital techniques in:

  • Create a documentary-style short film
  • Examine movie and documentary productions
  • Discover video pre-production, production, and post-production techniques
  • Learn basics of video editing with Adobe Premiere®
  • Work with experienced broadcast production faculty to learn how to set up video scenes, how to shoot, and how to edit videos

Graphic Design

  • Develop graphic design skills
  • Learn how to use professional design software, Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator®
  • Explore basic principles of composition
  • Develop a portfolio of your work

Digital Media Showcase

Friends and family are invited to the digital media showcase on Friday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. in the Gregory Center.


  • Early bird registration: $400 before June 1
  • Registration: $500 after June 1
  • Registration deadline: June 30 ($50 non-refundable after June 30) or sooner if maximum enrollment (18) is reached

Click here to Register »


Carrie Swanay – DV Filmmaking professor

Dr. Swanay has taught courses in broadcasting, multimedia journalism, production and editing, and visual media at Milligan since 1990. She holds a BS in broadcasting and MA in instructional technology from ETSU. Her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech focused on digital multimedia design and development. She previously served as production manager at WJHL-TV 11 (the local CBS affiliate). She is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Education Association, and the National Religious Broadcasters Association.


Art is an award-winning graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in corporate and academic settings. As an art director and creative director, he created work for Fortune 500 companies and numerous national and regional companies and organizations. Brown has also served as creative services coordinator for Milligan College. His accomplishments include more than 40 American Advertising Awards and having a logo design published as part of LogoLounge 6: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers by Rockport Publishers in 2011. Brown holds a MFA degree in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design from ETSU and has served on the communications faculty of Milligan College since 2010.

michael-kaal_smMichael Kaal – Guest Photography Instructor

Michael grew up in Gilbert, Arizona. He holds a fine arts in photography degree from Milligan College. He now owns his own company, MichaelKaalPhotography, and also shoots for Sports Illustrated, 3D home Imaging and Life at the Ridges Magazine. He’s been published over 60 times in the last four years with Bridal Guide, WeddingWire, The Knot, and others. He is the recipient of Two Bright Lights Editors Choice Awards for 2013 and 2015. When he’s not photographing, you can find him fishing the Watauga River.


Camp Information

watchvideo2July 9-14, 2017

Open to rising sophomores through current seniors (2017) who are considering a nursing or healthcare related career. Limited to 30.

  • Hands-on learning with Milligan nursing faculty
  • Develop skills used by registered nurses every day

Participants will:

  • Learn how to assess vital signs, start IVs, give injections, and more
  • Gain knowledge to serve as a healthy lifestyle advocate for family and friends
  • Tour area health care agencies
  • Earn CPR certification
  • Discover employment and advanced degree opportunities in nursing
  • Learn why Milligan nurses are highly recruited by employers

NursingYou will receive:

  • Lab equipment bag and stethoscope


Registration for nursing camp is open to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and spring 2017 high school graduates. Limited to 30.

  • Early bird registration: $400 before June 1
  • Registration fee: $500 after June 1
  • Registration deadline: June 30 or sooner if maximum enrollment (30) is reached ($50 non-refundable after June 30)

Click here to register »

Musical Theatre

Camp Information

Musical Theatre Camp for 2017 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to attend one of our other camps this summer. Please email if you have any questions.






Camp Information

June 5 – 9 & July 17 – 21

Boys and Girls Ages 5 -14

Kids Soccer Day Camp

8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

The Buffaloes Soccer Day Camp is a fun environment combined with teaching for the young, eager player. Our staff creates an atmosphere of excitement that stems from our love of the world’s game, while developing the fundamental skills needed to play at a high level.

July 25 – 27

High School Boys Ages 14 – 18

Milligan Soccer Recruiting Camp

Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.- Thursday, 11:00 a.m.

The Recruitment Camp is for high school-aged boys interested in becoming part of the Milligan Men’s Soccer Team. It will immerse them into three days of training and life as a member of our program. Attendees will train with some of our current players and live on campus.


Kids Soccer Day Camp

Registration is open to boys and girls ages 5 – 14.

  • Day Camp $140




Milligan Soccer Recruiting Camp

Registration is open to high school boys ages 14 – 18.

  • Recruits $150



Coach Adam Laney

Coach Laney is entering his 9th season as the head coach of the Milligan Men’s Soccer team and is in his 15th year of collegiate coaching. He enjoys using the game as a means of developing relationships and encouraging life growth.

<Assistant Coach Richie Rose

Coach Rose joined the Buffaloes after serving as the head coach at Virginia Military Institute, a NCAA Div. I program. Richie brings a wealth of knowledge to his coaching and holds UEFA A and USSF A coaching licenses.


Camp Information

May 29 – June 2

Gray Elementary

June 5 – 9

Milligan College

July 3 – 7

Love Chapel Elementary

July 10 – 14

Milligan College

July 24 – 28

Colonial Heights Christian Church

Milligan Camps: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All other locations: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The camp is designed for all skill levels and campers should wear proper gym attire each day. This is a co-ed camp for ages 7 – 17. Lunch will be provided for all five sessions. Campers are reminded to bring:

  • Swim wear and towel for pool time at the end of each day for the Milligan weeks if your camper wants to swim.
  • Extra money to purchase drinks and snacks in the concession stand.


Registration is open to boys and girls ages 7 – 17

  • Camps at Milligan College: $165
  • Other locations: $150



Coach Bill Robinson

This will be Coach Robinson’s 8th year facilitating the Milligan College Basketball Camp. He has more than 20 years of experience working with summer basketball programs. He will be assisted by members of his coaching staff, as well as current and former players

YiM Student Leadership Conference

The 2017 YiM Conference has been cancelled. Please check back with us later this year for exciting news about the 2018 program!

Questions? Contact:
Kit Dotson | Director of Church Relations and Youth in Ministry


  1. APPLICATION: Complete the application for your camp:
  2. CONFIRMATION: You will receive an email confirmation of space availability. Each camp has limited space for participants, so register early.
    • Early bird registration: $400 before June 1
    • Registration fee: $500 after June 1
    • Registration deadline: June 30 or sooner if maximum enrollment is reached ($50 non-refundable after June 30)
  3. PAYMENT: Once you have received a confirmation, please submit your payment to Milligan within 10 days of your confirmation email. PAY ONLINE or send payment to: Milligan Summer Camps, PO Box 210, Milligan College, TN 37682
  4. MEDICAL FORM: Complete your medical form ASAP.
  5. CAMP INFORMATION: Review the information for your camp of What to Bring, Schedule, and Information for Parents at

 Questions? Email