Summer at Southeast offers a wide variety of academic and special interest opportunities to area youth ranging in age from pre-school to college through one day, multi-day and overnight summer programs and camps. Each program or camp is designed to highlight a particular field of study or skill and to encourage everyone to explore their potential.
Percussion & Steel Drum Camp
This camp will focus on the essential instruments of the percussion family and will include master classes and clinics on basic and intermediate techniques on each. The percussion instruments that will be the focus of the camp will be concert snare drum, mallet percussion (bells, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba), timpani, drum set, and accessory percussion (cymbals, tambourine, triangle etc...). Each student will be able to practice what they have learned through several daily percussion ensemble rehearsals that will culminate in a final performance at the conclusion of the camp. In addition to studying the more traditional instruments of the percussion family each student will also have the opportunity to learn, play, and perform on steel drums. Students will be divided into small groups based on skill level and instrument. Participants will also have the opportunity for private lessons.
Students should have at least one year of percussion study prior to attending camp and must be able to read music in order to participate.
Robotics Design Summer Camp
Grades: Entering 7-10
Throughout the camp participants will gain knowledge in interests and competencies with the STEM fields. Also, the participants will learn real-world experiences by providing team-bases engineering project challenge. The camp is intended to use the backdrop of robotics to familiarize them with working on a multi-disciplinary group project. Participants will be given a mentor and a team for the entire week where they will be working towards completing a small inter-camp competition. For examples of robotic competitions please consider looking at the following:
Camp Contact Person:
Dr. Bradley Deken
Southeast Chamber Music Institute
Ages: 12 and up
The 2013 Southeast Missouri Chamber Music Institute will provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn from master teachers, perform chamber music with peers, and grow in their love of music. For students 12 years and above in violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.
For more information, please contact Paul Thompson, Institute Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 651-2333
Vocal Arts Boot Camp
This camp is designed to produce the fully developed vocal artists. Skills to include voice production in a variety of styles grounded in classical voice techniques, movement for singers, and acting for singers. Instruction to include solo and group coaching’s, movement classes, acting classes, and performance techniques. This camp is welcome to anyone high school or slightly younger student with vocal music interest and skill.
Girls Go Green
June 23-28, 2013
Girls Go Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer academy hosted at Southeast Missouri State University. The participants will learn about STEM classes and career opportunities within their communities as well as beyond our region. They will engage in hands-on, interactive activities with renewable/green resources. Selected school districts are in Mississippi and Scott counties (the most underrepresented demographic in the entire state).
June 27 - June 29
Early Registration (on or before May 31)
-$85 commuter -$140 overnight
Late Registration (after May 31)
-$100 commuter -$155 overnight
Check-in begins daily at 7:30am. Camp runs from 8am - 3pm each day.
- Fundamentals at each position
- Non-contact competitive skills instruction
- All campers will receive pool time and a free t-shirt
- Campers should bring their own t-shirts, cleats, swimsuit and water bottle
Registration form and additional information available at GoSoutheast.com.
(August 1, August 2, and August 3)
Age: 8-18 years old
Cost: $75/day OR $200/3 days (lunch and t-shirt included)
Camp: 9am - 5pm
Vault - uphill and foam pit training stations
Bars - competition matting, resi landing surface, floor bar and trench bar drill stations
Beam - competition matting, high beams, low beam, floor beams, resi and foam pit dismounting stations
Floor - competition floor with resi and foam pit landing surfaces; leaps, jumps and turn training station
Conditioning to develop strength and endurance
At Southeast’s Gymnastics Camp:
- Emphasis will be placed on all four Olympic events plus dance and conditioning to help enhance your training.
- You will have the opportunity to improve upon your skill basics and technique.
- Focus will be placed on drills to assist with individual needs for specific skills.
- The experienced staff will encourage you to use our updated resi and foam pit landing surfaces to perform new and upgraded skills.
This camp will focus on advanced skills needed for USAG competitive levels. Groups will be arranged based on skill level and age.
May 31 - June 1
Cost: $400.00 per team
Team Camp will provide a unique opportunity for high school teams to play and improve while facing quality competition. Each team participating will play a minimum of six high school regulation games with certified high school officials. Each team camper will receive a t-shirt. A certified athletic trainer will be on site at all times.
Our team camp provides the opportunity to play some of the best teams in the region as numerous state champions participate in our event annually. We attract teams from Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. Space is limited to the first 42 teams, so register early. For housing information, call Nate Bean at(573)651-5030.
Individual Half-Day Camp
June 3 - June 5
6-11 year olds: 8am - Noon
12-16 year olds: 1 - 5pm
Cost: $90 per camper
Registration on June 3 begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the camp.
The individual camp will have a daily schedule of instruction consisting of shooting, ball handling, scoring situations, defense, rebounding and player development. The instruction will be provided by a staff comprised of experienced and enthusiastic coaches from the college level. Every camper will receive a camp T-shirt.
June 10-12: Ages 10-12
June 12-14: Ages 13-15
June 14-16: Ages 16-18
June 19-21: Ages 13-15
Cost: $195.00 for each camp and includes a free camp gift. Due to attendance cap, there will be no refunds for cancellations.
Our well-rounded skill approach and smaller camp size will give each camper a more personalized camp experience. All camps will have a maximum of 30 campers. Campers will stay in the residence halls, monitored by coaching staff and University officials. Camp has a 10/1 camper/coach ratio.
Cost: $195.00/each camper with one free coach registration if 10 or more campers register.
Our high school team camp offers two practice sessions for training your pre-season needs. We work closely with the coach prior to camp to personal team training needs. The camp provides each team with a Southeast player or coach to put your team through drills and skills on day one.
The second and third days will be full of competition to put those skills to work. Camp has a maximum of six teams, and depending on registration, camp concludes with a small tournament in a round-robin format with playoffs and an award for the winning team!
Registration ends May 15 or when camp reaches maximum enrollment. Registration available at SoutheastVolleyballCamps.com.
1-4: 8am - Noon
5-8: 1 - 5:00pm
Individual Camp is designed for girls who have a high level of interest in basketball and want to take their game to the next level. The camp will have a daily schedule of instruction designed to improve a player’s fundamentals. Ball handling, shooting, defense, rebounding and player development will be emphasized daily in a fun and competitive atmosphere. Each camper will receive a t-shirt.
Cost: $350.00 Varsity, $200.00 Junior Varsity, Plus $12.00/overnight/per person
Team Camp offers high school teams the opportunity to play and gain a competitive experience. Each game will be officiated by high quality referees, and teams will be pooled to assure games are as competitive as possible. All games will be played at the Show Me Center. Each camper will receive a t-shirt. Teams will also have the option to stay overnight in first-class, air conditioned residence halls for an additional $12.00 per person.
Elite Camp is geared toward highly competitive high school players who aspire to play at the next level and improve their skills. Campers will have the opportunity to work one-on-one and in small groups with Southeast Missouri State University coaches and players in sessions designed to improve fundamentals, maximize their abilities and challenge athletes. Camp sessions will take place at the Show Me Center, and each camper will receive a t-shirt. Campers will stay overnight in first-class, air conditioned residence halls, and meals will be provided.
Priority Registration is due by June 1, 2013. Please register your camps early to help our staff plan for an optimized camp experience. Cancellations prior to two weeks before start of camp will be fully refunded. Please provide medical documentation for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of camp. Registration form located at GoSoutheast.com.
Cheer and Dance
National Cheer & Dance Association
June -10-13 (Cheer & Dance)
July 22-25 (Cheer Only)
July 26-28 (Cheer Only, includes special Junior High Section)
Universal Cheer and Dance Association
June 16-19 (Cheer)
June 20-23 (Dance)
July 8-11 (Cheer, special focus on stunt performance)
Summer Youth Programs
Southeast Missouri State University Art Academy Workshops
June – July 2013
Ages 6- Adult
The Art Academy Workshops are engaging and fun learning experiences in a wide variety of media designed to enrich and realize one’s personal and contemporary vision.
Information and the registration form can be found at: www.semo.edu/art/art_academy.htm
Coordinator - Carol Horst: (573) 651-2119 or email@example.com
UZ–2–B participants ages 4-15 will see and explore how things “used to be” before all these new-fangled, handy-dandy gadgets and technology gizmos with fun activities (and some work) with fun hands-on activities focusing on regional history with stories, role play, prehistoric and historic museum artifacts and more.
Because of limited seating, pre-registration is required for this free event. (Adult registration is required with preschoolers. Please, no children under 4.)
Participants will experience a number of interesting and regional history, inventions and innovations of times past.
A morning session for children ages 4-8 is 9 to 11 a.m. Adult supervision is required for preschoolers. An afternoon session for youth ages 9-15 is 1 to 4 p.m.
Because of limited seating, pre-registration is required for this free event. Please contact Ellen Hahs at firstname.lastname@example.org or(573)651-2301.
The Horizons program is a fun way for youth to learn new ideas and skills not covered in the traditional classroom. Join Southeast Missouri State University this June and July for Horizons, where fun and learning truly coexist. Visit the Horizons Homepage for more details.
Beginning Suzuki Cello Camp
June 24-28 – 10:30-11:45 daily
Parent or guardian participation required
Tuition - $75
Instrument rental information available
Dr. Sara Edgerton, instructor
Private lessons available year-round for all instruments and voice
Theater & Dance
The Theatre and Dance Academy is an intensive summer theatre and dance educational experience for students in kindergarten through high school providing an array of classes in a fun, professional environment.
Dates - June 3-7 and June 10-14
Tuition - Monday through Friday, classes range from $125 - $150
Tuition Discounts – Theatre and Dance season ticket holders and families with multiple children enrolling will receive a 15 percent discount.
Scholarships – Partial tuition assistance is available for qualified applicants. Contact Kim Lanning at (573) 651-2149.
Supplies – Students will need to provide their own dance shoes and dance attire. Ballet classes will need ballet slippers with leotard and tights. Tap will need tap shoes with leotard and tights or dance pants. Jazz dance will need a soft jazz shoe with leotard and tights or jazz pants.
Personnel – All classes will be taught by a highly experienced and qualified faculty member of Southeast Missouri State University or a senior-level theatre and dance student. Each instructor will also have a student assistant.
Registration Information – Deadline for registration is May 31 or until all classes are filled. Classes may be canceled if enrollment requirements are not reached.
Refunds – Refunds for student cancellations will be given up to one week prior to the start of the work-shop. There is a 15 percent cancellation processing fee that is nonrefundable.
A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment. A parent or guardian will need to be present at the first day for student check-in.
Please make check payable and return with complete registration to: Southeast Missouri State University, Theatre and Dance Academy, One University Plaza MS 7850, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
Questions: Contact Kim Lanning (email@example.com) at (573) 651-2149.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – Missouri
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.
Requires recommendation from high school administration to attend; for more information, please visit: www.hoby.org
Missouri Foundation for Health C.A.R.E. Camp
Session I: June 10-14
Session II: June 17-22
MO-KAN-NE Pre-College Conference
Participants must be registered with their local TRIO program to attend. TRIO program participants from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska will gather to participate in leadership workshops and academic competitions.
Building Bridges: Girls in STEM
Participants for this grant funded camp are selected from certain school districts in Scott County.