Join us for camp at Shenandoah this summer!
Explore our camps in cheerleading, leadership, football, writing, jazz, basketball, baseball, theology, music, esports, and more!
- June 14–15, Overnight camp
- Price: $250
- Open to all ages
The 2-day Bass Coalition Summer Workshop is open to bassists of all levels and ages and incorporates large and small ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons and sessions in classical, jazz, early music and avant garde music.
The Shenandoah football staff will teach the finer points of all position play. All players will have the opportunity to learn both offensive and defensive fundamentals. This one day camp will include individual instruction for both offense and defense as well as competition. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and be evaluated by a college staff.
Leadership By Design
- June 16 – 21
- Price: $150
- Open to rising high school seniors
Leadership by Design (LBD) is a 6-day residential summer program, which aims to bring high school students from across the commonwealth of Virginia to learn about leadership, civility and public service. It furthers the commitment of Shenandoah University (SU) to prepare students to become active, informed citizen-leaders.
Girl’s Basketball Camp
Shenandoah University Women’s Basketball will be hosting an Elite Prospect Camp open to high school girls who are interested in playing college basketball. Shenandoah head coach Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft and her staff, as well as current players, will be running the camp. The day includes a simulated college practice, games, and a campus tour.
- August 11, Elite Camp
- Grades: 9th-12th
- Time: noon – 4:00 p.m.
- Cost: $50
Baseball Day Camp
- June 17-20, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
- Open to ages 6-12
- Price: $90
This camp is designed to help each player maximize their potential in developing the necessary skills required for offensive and defensive success. Individual, small group and team instruction will be utilized in a positive and fun learning environment. Players of all ability levels from beginner to experienced travel ball player will benefit from this camp.
Total Training Soccer Camps
- June 17-21 & July 8-12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Open to Boys & Girls in 1st-8th grades
- Price: $225
This five-day soccer camp (half-day on final day) is designed to teach the proper fundamentals of the game. Campers will be taught by the Shenandoah University women’s soccer staff and selected SU student-athletes. Players will be grouped according to age, size and skill level.
Mini Kickers Soccer Camp
- June 17-20 & July 8-11, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
- Open to ages 3 – 5
- Price: $100
Introduction to soccer through fun games and agility activities. This camp is an hour and a half.
Virginia Tech Football Prospect Camp
- June 19, 2019, 5:00-8:00 pm
- Price: $30 per Camper
- 9th to 12th grades, Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
- Registration is limited
The Shenandoah football staff along with Justin Fuente Virginia Tech Head Coach, and the entire Virginia Tech football staff, will be at camp to evaluate and teach the finer points of all position play. All players will have the opportunity to learn both offensive and defensive fundamentals. This one day camp will include individual instruction for both offense and defense as well as competition. This is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and be evaluated by a college staff.
Ray Guy Two-day Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Academy Camp
- June 22-23
- Price: $475
- For High School, Middle School and College Athletes
Whether seeking guidance for the first time, trying to win a starting position on a team or pursuing a college scholarship, our two-day instructional camp is a crucial step in becoming self-reliant while in pursuit of athletic goals. At every training site all across the country each athlete receives one-on-one attention allowing him to develop his very own personal talents. Every athlete is individually charted to determine “baseline” skill level and to track personal progress. This information not only provides a measurement of development, it also provides each athlete a tremendous opportunity to “raise the bar” on skill performance, set goals and continually improve his “ranked” position.
From beginning to end, every step of the way, our innovative training program is designed to teach each athlete the fundamentals and techniques that allow him to learn to coach himself. Our professional coaching staff guides participants through a skill-learning process where every experience has a purpose. This allows each athlete to identify personal needs, develop individual skills, and at the same time create a blueprint for practice and improvement. Our Academy is the most comprehensive kicking, punting, and long snapping instructional camp in American football.
The second day of our Academy includes an in-depth review of the individual skills and fundamentals taught on the first day. Training begins by developing these same techniques in a systematic order that matches the sequence in which the skills are executed in games. This not only promotes faster skill improvement, it also enables a much deeper retention of learning. Kickers, punters, and long snappers are provided the opportunity to train and advance as their individual skills continue to improve. Teaching “snap-to-kick” instruction is crucial to skill development and separates our program from all the others. Such an approach enables each athlete to effectively learn how to transform individual practice routines into game-day performances. More importantly, every athlete will gain a valuable learning experience through drills simulating the pace and pressure of an actual game!
Men’s Basketball Day Camp
- June 24-26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
- Grades: 5th-8th
- Price: $100
Camp will include instruction and skill development on basic fundamentals such as shooting, passing, and dribbling from the men’s basketball staff at Shenandoah University. Camp will include a high amount of drills as well as fun games geared towards improving the players’ skills. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt as a part of the camp experience.
High School College Prep Soccer Camp
- June 24 – 28
- Boys | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Girls | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Open to boys and girls in 9th to 12th grades
- Price: $130
This camp is geared towards the serious high school soccer player. There will be a different guest college coach each day, representing Division 1, 2, and 3. There will be a Q&A offered at the end of each session, as well as, other valuable information about the recruiting process.
Young Writer’s Camp
- June 24-28, 9 am-2 pm
- Open for young writers in grades 4-8 and 9-12
- Price: $400 for the week including featured books by our authors or $370 without books
- Unable to make the full week? You can sign up for only the days that you are available to attend! The cost of the By-the-Day Summer Young Writers’ Workshop will be $80 per day.
- This includes a notebook and pen, as well as the opportunity to submit to our anthology. If an author presents that day, it will also include a copy of the book as long as writers are registered by June 15. After June 15, registration is $100 per day and we cannot guarantee receiving a copy of the authors book.
Students may select two genres for the morning sessions. Genre offerings vary by location, but include fantasy, humor, horror, journal writing, personal narrative, poetry, and science fiction. We are pleased to offer two new genres for the Shenandoah University Workshop! Creative Non-Fiction to Poetry will offer writers the chance to channel their work based on real life experiences into poetry. Girl Stories will encourage writers to investigate friendship, fashion, love, and other “girly” topics.
The afternoon includes a grade level Writing Workshop providing feedback and an opportunity to further develop a piece of writing. A large group share rounds out the day.
Authors will be Sharing their Techniques
In 2019 Students will work with:
Dashka Slater is an author, storyteller, and journalist. She is the author of nine books for children and adults, including the acclaimed 2017 releases The Antlered Ship, Escargot and The 57 Bus. Her book Dangerously Ever After is currently being made into an animated film by Fantasiation Studios. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones.
Adam Gidwitz is the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, In a Glass Grimmly, and The Grimm Collection, as well as The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?, Newbery Honored novel, The Inquisitor’s Tale, and brand new series, The Unicorn Rescue Society. He is also the creator of the podcast, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest—available on Apple Podcasts!
Leslie Connor is the author of middle grade books, All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Crunch, and Waiting for Normal, and books for teens, The Things You Kiss Goodbye and Dead on Town Line, as well as the picture book, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel.
The Teacher Consultants of the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project are proud to have provided Young Writer’s Workshops since 2005 for the children of the Shenandoah Valley. In 2013, the teachers formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to better serve the youth of the area. Under this designation the newly formed enterprise can accept your tax deductible contributions and grant funding to expand opportunities for underserved students in our area. We invite you visit our website and donate. Project Write partners with the Children’s Literature Workshop every year in June. As teachers learn from award-winning authors, our young writers have the chance to write with the outstanding authors who visit each year.
Men’s Basketball Elite Camp
- June 27, 10 am-4 pm
- Open to grades 9th-12th
- Price: $50
Elite camp is a one day, high level skill instruction camp designed to give college prospects a realistic view at a college level practice. Lunch and T-shirt will be provided for the prospective student-athletes.
Hitting & Defense Baseball Camp
- June 30, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
- Open to ages 9-18
- Price: $60
This camp is designed to help each player maximize their potential using drills, lectures and individual video analysis to help develop proper hitting mechanics and mental approach as well as specific defensive skills for each position.
Youth Theology Institute
- July 14-27
- Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
- Price: $200
SUYTI encourages high-school students to own their faith and fully integrate it into how they live their lives. Shenandoah University’s Youth Theology Institute is an intensive two-week program designed to help rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors become better leaders through deep and thought-provoking experiences. During the course of the two weeks, daily rhythms of academic study and religious reflection will be balanced with immersive experiences. Students will be exposed to different faith traditions, service opportunities and a mixture of rural, wilderness and urban contexts at Shenandoah’s Winchester campus, its Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring and the Wesley Theological Seminary campus in Washington, D.C.
National Jazz Workshop
- July 14–19, Overnight camp
- Price: $450 – $850
- Open to all ages
The National Jazz Workshop (NJW) sets a new standard of excellence for students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. Held on the campus of Shenandoah University, NJW offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental masterclasses. This workshop is inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model, first held in 1959 at Indiana University, where, as Kenton would say, students would “take a bath in jazz.”
Team Football Camps
- July 17-July 19 & July 24-26, Overnight camp
- Cost: $225 per Player
- Ages 14 to 17, 9th to 12th grades
- Limited Availability Due To On Campus Housing
This overnight team camp is designed to give high school teams a great start to the season. Each team will have access to all of the football facilities while living on campus for 3 days and 2 nights. Individual team practices with the ability of nightly crossover periods with other teams are available for a total of 7 practices. You have the freedom to structure your own practices. All meals will be at the university cafeteria.
Items to bring:
- Bed sheets (twin bed)
- Workout clothes for 3 days
- Spending money for camp store
Youth Football Camp 2019
- July 22-July 24, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Price: $150 per Player
- 1st – 8th grade boys & girls
This three day camp is available to both girls and boys grades 1st-8th. This is a non contact camp geared to learning the fundamentals of the game and having fun. Each day will conclude with flag football games. Lunch will be served each day
Items To Bring:
- Sunscreen – apply before arriving to camp.
- Water Bottle
- Please arrive dressed in shorts, t-shirt and sneakers. Cleats are not necessary. If it is raining lightly we will still hold on field practice so dress accordingly.
- Please bring any medication your child may need, including inhalers and epi-pens. All items need to be properly marked with child’s name.
Bocal Majority & Operation O.B.O.E. Double Reed Camp
- July 22–27
- Price: $350
- Open to all ages
Shenandoah Conservatory proudly hosts the Mid-Atlantic’s premier summer double reed experience. With both full-camp and day-camp options, Bocal Majority & Operation O.B.O.E. Double Reed Camp brings students of all levels together with local teachers, college professors and professional performers to pursue the next steps in musicianship and artistry. Camp sessions include reed making, masterclasses, special topics courses and daily concerts.
Esports Summer Camp
- July 22-26 & July 29-August 2, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
- Price: $300
- Ages 10-18
This one week camp will introduce campers to what it is like to compete in a varsity level esports program. Campers will work with current SU varsity players and coaches to hone their skills across games of interest including, but not limited to, Overwatch, Rocket League and League of Legends. Campers will also learn about how to stream themselves and their content on Twitch and other platforms, so they can begin to develop a brand for themselves. This camp will also teach campers lessons from the new esports major at SU such as how to run events, the importance of nutrition and exercise to gaming performance, and gaming psychology. Lunch is provided daily and a t-shirt is included. Contact Director of Esports Joey Gawrysiak for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitcher & Catcher Baseball Camp
- July 31, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
- Open to ages 9-18
- Price: $60
Pitching: This camp is designed to teach mental and physical aspects of pitching and help each pitcher reach their potential through the use of drills, lectures and individual video analysis.
Catching: This camp is designed to teach each catcher the fundamentals of stances, receiving, blocking, throwing, fielding bunts, pop-ups and tag plays.
Attend both the Hitting/Defense and Pitcher/Catcher camps for $110. Attend all three baseball camps for $175.
Men’s Soccer Prospect Camp
- August 11, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Open to ages 14-18
- Price: $75
Our one-day summer prospect camp is open to all High School players looking to play at the collegiate level. This is a great opportunity for our coaching staff to work with you in training sessions, games, and train like our players. You will also get the opportunity to take a tour of our campus and will receive a college talk outlining the recruiting process.
Youth Cheer Camp
- August 17-18, 12:00-4:00 pm
- Open to grades K – 8
- Price prior to August 3rd: $80
- Price after August 3rd: $90
- $10 discount for each additional family member
- $20 discount for SU Faculty and Staff
The goal of the SU Youth Cheer Camp is to provide a safe and structured learning environment for youth cheerleaders! Campers will learn cheers and chants, jumps, basic tumbling, stunting, and a dance! Youth cheer campers will be divided into appropriate age and skill levels. Campers will stunt exclusively with the Shenandoah University Hornet cheerleaders! Basing, backing, and flying techniques will be taught to all campers.