June & July Youth Camps at Thomas More College Still Accepting Applications

Thomas More Colleges announces its summer camp offerings, through which area youth are invited to enhance their skills and learn new ones in a fun, interactive environment.  As a community-focused institution, Thomas More College welcomes children each summer to see the College through their own eyes, whether that’s via a STEM educational camp at the Biology Field Station, an athletic camp on the courts and fields  in the theater at drama camp or at TMC’s newest addition, Sports and Recreation Camp, which focuses on both indoor and outdoor activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about specific times and fees, visit thomasmore.edu/summercamps. The following is a listing of camps currently scheduled at Thomas More College this summer.


Baseball – 
June 4-7 (9:00-3:00), July 9-12 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-14 for both sessions
The cost is $110/player; however, if 5 or more players from the same team register, the cost is $80/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Hetzer at jeff.hetzer@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3532.

Girls’ Basketball – June 25-28 (9:00-3:00), July 16-19 (9:00-3:00); Ages 7-18 for both sessions
If registered before May 25, the cost is $90/player; if registered after May 25, the cost is $100/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Hans at jeff.hans@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3336.

Boys’ Basketball –
Juniors: June 18-21 (9:00-12:00), July 23-26; Ages 4-8 for both sessions
Seniors: June 18-21 (9:00-3:00), July 23-26; Ages 9-18 for both sessions
The cost for junior campers is $60/player; the cost for senior campers is $110/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Rogers at jeff.rogers@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3630.

Football – June 25-27 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-13
If registered before June 1, the cost is $110/player; if registered after June 1, the cost is $135/player. If there are conflicts, players can pay a $45/day fee and only participate on the day(s) able.
For more information, contact Jim Hilvert at james.hilvert@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3516.

Soccer – July 16-19 (9:00-12:00); Ages 5-13
If registered before June 10, the cost is $70/player; if registered after June 10, the cost is $80/player.
For more information, contact Jeff Cummings at jeff.cummings@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-4053.

Softball – June 4-7 (9:00-3:00)
The cost is $90/player.
For more information, contact Lindsay Bramhall at lindsay.bramhall@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3628.

Volleyball – June 11-14 (9:00-3:00), July 9-12 (9:00-3:00); Ages 6-14 for both sessions
The cost is $90/player. Campers can opt for half-day camps at a rate of $45/player.
For More information, contact John Spinney at john.spinney@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3634.

Sports and Recreation Camp – June 11-14
This camp will focus on recreational sports, both indoors and outdoors. Sports and activities include badminton, walks through campus, sand volleyball, Frisbee golf, other games to play with friends or on your own, lessons on eating and healthier diet and more. This is designed to keep our youth active and working toward a healthy lifestyle. A basic overview of sports, such as soccer, basketball and volleyball will also be taught in a recreational manner. The camp will include daily awards and prizes. The cost is $60/player. For more information, contact Terry Connor at terry.connor@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3308.


TheatreWorks Drama Camp – 
June 11-15 (9:00-2:00 Monday through Thursday and 1:00-7:00 Friday)
TheatreWorks is a summer acting/musical theatre camp designed to allow kids ages 6-14 to explore the fun of theatre through pantomime, puppet/mask creation, improvisation, movement, script work, games and song and dance. The cost is $140/student. For more information, contact Jim Nelson at james.nelson@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3421.

High School Summer S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Institute – July 15-20 (overnight)
Work with faculty and students from Thomas More’s Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments, participate in hands-on field research projects, learn water-quality testing and chemical sampling techniques and MORE!
For more information, contact Chris Lorentz at chris.lorentz@thomasmore.edu or 859-344-3373. Please note: Space is limited to only 40 qualified students who apply by May 4, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.thomasmore.edu/fieldstation/summer_camp.cfm.

Secret Adventure Camp – July 16-20
Secret Adventure Camp is a newly-created experience that offers students entering 4th-9th grades an exploration in the liberal arts. The week-long academic camp provides a creative curriculum taught by the College’s professors. Campers will explore a variety of disciplines, including English, Math, Science, Philosophy and Music. For more information, visit www.thomasmore.edu/secretadventurecamp.

Shakespeare Boot Camp – June 4-9
A week-long performance intensive for high school students. Students work with Thomas More faculty, guest teachers, and theatre professionals to explore Shakespearean text and acting methods through workshops in character development, voice, movement, and stage combat. Students develop an original performance drawn from favorite scenes and monologues. Students entering their junior or senior years of high school may earn college credit. Enrollment is limited; early application is encouraged.