Baylor University Opens Campus for Summer Programs
- Middle school students performed for each other in their recital in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building during the middle school band and orchestra camp. Photo courtesy of Karyn Simpson.
- Middle and high school students practiced pitching in Baylor University's Getterman Stadium at Baylor's elite pitchers camp. Photo courtesy of Karyn Simpson.
- High school and junior college athletes worked with Ruben Noriega, assistant baseball coach, at one of Baylor University's summer hitting clinics. Photo courtesy of Karyn Simpson.
- Athletes aged 8-18 attended one of Baylor University's three summer tennis camp sessions. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Haddock, administrative assistant for softball, tennis and soccer.
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WACO, Texas (June 22, 2016) — Far from quieting down for the summer, Baylor University’s campus is teeming with elementary, middle and high school students attending Baylor’s many summer programs.
From June to August, Baylor offers 35 music, sports and skills-enhancing summer programs designed to introduce students to campus and allow them to work with experts to improve their abilities in a number of fields.
For students interested in music, the Baylor School of Music hosts several programs throughout the summer including middle school and high school band and orchestra camps, a high school choral camp, and summer piano and orchestra institutes. Applications are closed for all music camps except the All-State Choral Camp, which is currently wait-listing male applicants. In addition, the Center for Christian Music Studies is offering a summer Worship Lab for high schoolers aspiring to be worship leaders and instrumentalists.
Baylor also will host a Christian Leadership Institute open to high school seniors who want to challenge their minds, discover their strengths and build their faith, a five-day iEngage Summer Civics Institute for fifth- through ninth-graders working to improve their leadership skills, a summer debate program that is accepting applications and a summer research program for undergraduate students. Additionally, Baylor is offering a summer reading program for children, students and adults, as well as Camp Success, a skills program for children with language-based reading impairments.
Baylor’s athletic department also offers camps for a range of ages in baseball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, acrobatics and tumbling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Age requirements, length of camps and registration dates vary for each sport, and most sports are hosting several sessions throughout the summer.
“Baylor Tennis Camp gives young players an opportunity to experience world-class tennis instruction while living on the beautiful Baylor campus,” said Matt Knoll, Baylor director of tennis.
by Karyn Simpson, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, the students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce. The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.