Summer of fun awaits you at UMHB!!!

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By Elizabeth Varville, Journal Correspondent

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is offering several camps for the summer of 2016. Camps range in interest from athletics to music instruments and singing to nursing. The camps do have a registration deadline and applicant limits. Registering as early as possible is recommended. According to, the following camps are as followed.

The UMHB College of Nursing will be offering a summer camp from June 12-18 that will provide upper level high school students the opportunity to experience nursing school and college life at UMHB. The summer program will include four facets: academics, spirit and traditions of UMHB, faith and learning, and campus life. The Explore program is designed for highly motivated junior and senior high school students. To be considered for the program, participants will submit an application which includes an essay (description of their experiences/background and why they are interested in the program), and transcripts. Explore will provide engaging opportunities which introduce core concepts of nursing through classroom and simulation lab settings. Learning continues outside the classroom and lab, through small group discussions and projects, as well as experiences of college life at UMHB. Participants will stay in residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and engage in fun social activities.

All-State Choir Camp is open to high school choir students who would like to prepare for the TMEA All-State Choir auditions July 12-15. Camp includes sectional rehearsals, one private voice lesson, sight singing, and audition hints. Boarding student’s tuition is $385.00; includes music packet, one private voice lesson, and 9 meals. Commuting student’s tuition is $285.00; includes music packet, one private voice lesson, and 6 meals. Free tuition is offered for 2016 All-State Choir Members.

Drum Major and Color Guard Camp is July 11-15. The UMHB Department of Music partners with the Steven Moss Leadership Academy to offer Drum Majors conducting, teaching and leadership skills and Color Guard technical training, performance quality, development of movement skills and confidence. Boarding student’s tuition is $430.00; includes room and 12 meals. Commuting student’s tuition is $335.00; includes 8 meals.

The Conservatory of Music offers the Jr. Summer Musical Camp 2016, “The Amazing Grace Race” to students who are interested in exploring Musical Theater. This one-week camp is offered to students age eight to 12 years of age. Student must be eight years old on August 1, 2015 to participate. Auditions are not necessary to register for camp.

UMHB Junior Summer Musical Camp is being offered August 1-5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UMHB Campus Walton Chapel for students ages eight to 12 years of age. For more information, please call (254) 295-4686 or email Sylvia at

The Conservatory offers private instruction in all musical instruments, including voice. Lessons are individually designed for each student according to age, ability, and personal goals. Lessons are one-on-one with a conservatory faculty member and are taught in Presser Hall on the UMHB Campus. Students sign up for each semester. Instrumental instruction will begin with basic fundamentals of playing and performing. Students will be encouraged to experience a variety of musical styles. For students 12 years or older. Piano Students must take two semesters of Musikgarten “Music Makers at the Keyboard I” before registering for private lessons. Guitar instruction will begin with basic fundamentals of playing and performing. A limited number of guitars are available for check-out for the semester with a $25 refundable deposit. For students four years or older. For more information, please call (254) 295-4686 or email Sylvia at

Summer Art Camp at UMHB is July 12-15. The camp will include sessions on two-dimensional art (drawing) and three-dimensional art (sculpture). Two university art faculty members, Hershall Seals and Hugo Shi, will be teaching the camp. A gallery presentation will be held on the last day of camp where family members and guests are welcome to attend. Boarder student’s tuition is $350.00; includes art supplies, room and 9 meals. Commuter student’s tuition is $250.00; includes art supplies and 6 meals. This camp is for students in their sophomore and junior years of high school.

Youth Summer Art Workshops for students seven to 12 years of age is June 27 – July 1 and August 1 -5. Relevant projects and age appropriate art materials covering drawing, painting, and sculpture with art history components will be included in this camp. There is a 12 student limit per class and workshops will be held in the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts on the UMHB Campus. For more information on both Art Camps, please call (254) 295-4686 or email Sylvia at
Multiple sport camps to include baseball, Boys and Girl’s basketball, football, softball, tennis and volleyball will be offered at UMHB from June to August. For more information, please visit