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Lyndon’s 2015 Summer Camps Announced

Rock and Roll and STEM camps, 2014

Lyndon’s 2015 Summer Camps Announced

Ten Camps in Music, Science, Business, and Sports

April 21, 2015

Children need to use their summer break in a healthy, productive way. A good summer camp improves skills and nurtures a child’s growth and maturity. The 2015 summer camps at Lyndon State College use a fun and relaxed environment to help develop capacities for self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, leadership, and making friends. These lifelong skills are the part of the LSC summer camp experience. This summer’s roster includes camps for music, science, business, and sports.

Rock & Roll Recording Camp is a hands-on intensive program to explore the world of songwriting and recording by bringing together students with musical passion and ability. The one-week overnight camp runs July 11-18 and attendance is limited to 25 students-incoming high school freshman to high school seniors or recent high school graduates.

The camp will teach the “ins and outs” of the music industry, provide in-depth recording sessions using Pro Tools, and allow attendees to gain fundamental songwriting skills. Activities include daily workshops, band practices, group activities, and special outside performances. Students are encouraged to bring instruments and have a willingness to work with others. Campers will put on a special outdoor lunch and performance at the end of the week; parents and family are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Derek Campbell at or 802 626-9393.

Future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) leaders will enjoy the mix of hands-on academic workshops and adventure during the week-long STEM Exploration Camp to explore possible careers in these fields. A different STEM discipline will be introduced and explored each day in workshops with experts from the fields of atmospheric science, biology, geology, natural sciences, and physics. The day camp runs August 3-7 and is limited to 15 students who will be entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall.

During the PIEEP (Purposeful, Inclusive, Empowering, Ethical, & Process-oriented) Leadership Camp, students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in fall 2015 will explore the concept of leadership and identify, enhance, and develop leadership skills through interactive exercises and exciting outdoor activities. This week-long, hands-on day camp runs July 20-24; attendance is limited to 15 students.

The week-long Maker Camp was developed in partnership with the St. Johnsbury Academy. It targets students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in fall 2015 who are interested in creating, designing, inventing, tinkering, hacking, engineering, and making things with their hands. Hands-on projects and activities will take full advantage of the sophisticated resources available at the Academy such as 3D printing, welding, laser etching, and more. The day camp runs July 27-31; attendance is limited to 15 students.

The iWOW Entrepreneur Camp is a day camp to learn how to start and operate a business. The camp runs July 13-17; attendance is limited to 15 students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall. Campers will compete for seed capital-a cash prize to start a business.

The STEM, PIEEP, Maker, and Entrepreneur camps are sponsored by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and include daily activities with LSC’s renowned adventure program at no extra cost. Campers can use the high and low ropes course, indoor climbing center, disc golf, on-campus mountain bike trails, and swimming pool. For more information, visit or contact or 802 626-6747.

The Basketball Camp for Boys is a comprehensive camp that combines excellent instruction for campers aged 8-18 at any ability level with an enjoyable camp experience. The staff teaches skills, concepts, and basketball fundamentals-both team and individual-which the campers practice in hands-on drills and game situations. The camp runs July 20-24. For more information contact Chris Dorsey at or at 802 427-1320.

The Basketball Team Camp for girls and boys will run on July 17-19. The day camp begins at 6 p.m. Friday and lasts until 4 p.m. Sunday. There are four courts available-two on Lyndon State’s campus and two at Lyndon Institute. The entry fee of $500 per team guarantees four games. For more information, contact LSC basketball coach Vinnie Maloney at 802 274-9068 or or Eric Berry at or 802 274-0754.

The LSC Summer Baseball Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game, improve players’ skills, and to enjoy and have fun playing baseball. Campers will be placed into age appropriate groups and will work on all facets of the game. The camp runs July 13-16 and is intended for girls and boys from age 6-14. For more information, contact Lyndon’s men’s baseball coach Tom White at or at 802 626-4855.

A half-day “pro-style” Baseball Exposure Clinic for high school boys, grades 9-12, will be held Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, August 2. This clinic features a variety of experienced coaches from across the region including LSC Head Baseball Coach Tom White and his coaching staff. There will be primary position instruction followed by batting practice; 60-yard dash; infield, outfield, catcher, and pitcher evaluations. Collegiate coaches that will be attending will be named at a later date. For more information, contact Tom White, Lyndon’s men’s baseball coach at or at 802 626-4855.

The Vermont Running Camp will be held from July 26- 31. It is a week-long overnight or commuter camp for incoming high school freshman to high school seniors. This camp is a comprehensive running camp that provides excellent instruction as well as teaching about nutrition, strength training, race preparation, and training techniques and strategies-all while enjoying a camp experience with trail running in the NEK. The camp director and counselors are directly involved in teaching. For more information, contact LSC Director of Athletics Christopher Ummer at 802 626-6224 or