Please note that this is an update to a previous story. The Summer Scholars: Arts and Debate and Forensics camps have been canceled for 2023.
The University of Lynchburg will again host an immersive college prep course for rising ninth through 12th graders interested in the sciences. Summer Scholars Program: Health Sciences, which premiered last year and was temporarily canceled, will take place June 25-30.
Lynchburg’s 2023 summer camps will also include a debate and public speaking course for local middle and high school students, camps at Claytor Nature Center, and several athletics options.
The initially planned Summer Scholars Program: Arts was canceled for 2023.
The health sciences program is a weeklong class for students interested in pre-health fields. With day and residential options, this camp will give students the opportunity to explore various health science fields, including nursing, exercise physiology and athletic training, physical therapy, public health, and sport management.
The cost for Summer Scholars: Health Sciences is $925 for residential campers or $495 for day campers. For more information about Summer Scholars, email Savannah Oxner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Stephanie Copp at email@example.com.
Participants in Debate and Public Speaking, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-16, will hone their public speaking and analytical skills with certified instruction and coaching by the University’s award-winning Debate and Forensics Society. They’ll learn key presentation and critical thinking skills, which will help them become more outspoken students in the classroom and beyond.
This is the sixth year Debate and Public Speaking will be offered to middle and high school students. Mornings are spent in the classroom, auditorium, and computer lab, with afternoon practice outdoors.
Students ages 12-18 may participate in the weeklong camp, or attend one or several of the afternoon masterclasses individually. The cost is $285 for the weeklong camp, which includes the masterclasses, or $85 per masterclass. Lunch, materials, and a T-shirt are included in both options.
For more information, contact Dr. Paula Youra, professor of communication studies and director of the Center for Professional Communication, at 434.544.8178 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Lynchburg sports camps include various sports with day, weekend, and weeklong sessions running from April through August.
Space for all camps is limited. To register, visit the Summer Camps website.