Summer Camps2020-03-09T20:37:32+00:00

Summer Camps

Outdoor Adventure Exploration camp
Musical Discovery camp
Theatre and Musical Theatre camp

Summer Enrichment Camp

Located at Ferrum College, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, campers, ages 8-14, experience campus life at this co-ed, residential camp while participating in a variety of fun activities and challenging projects! The enrichment camp provides instruction from college professors and professional educators in cooking, crafting, crime scene investigation, 1800-style living, music, STEM projects, theatre, equine studies, Harry Potter, and more.

Residential Fee

A fee of $725.00 includes room and board on campus, supplies for classes, and a Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp t-shirt.

Questions?

For more information, click here.
Contact Chip Phillips by emailing cphillips@ferrum.edu.

Athletic Camps

The College is also offering summer athletic camps open to a variety of ages and skill levels. Campers are grouped by age, grade, and ability, to develop individual technical skills and learn the importance of teamwork through instruction, small group skills and strategy, and team play.

Three wrestling camps are available this summer.

  • Futures Camp
    • Overnight Rate – cost of $350
    • Commuter Rate – cost of $250
  • Gold Training Camp
    • Overnight Rate – cost of $250
    • Commuter Rate – cost of $150
    • Coach Rate – cost of $100
  • Development Camp
    • Overnight Rate – cost of $175
    • Commuter Rate – cost of $100
    • Coach Rate – cost of $100

Softball day camp is available for grades 10 through 12. The cost is $50.

For more information, please call Coach Culler at 540-365-4489 or Coach White at 540-365-4512.

Baseball day camp is available for kindergarteners through seventh graders. Half day instruction is $95 and full day instruction is $180.

Contact the baseball office at 540-365-5412.

Girl’s lacrosse camp is open for girls ages 6 to 18. Overnight rate is $285 and commuter rate is $180.

Questions?

Contact Head Coach Karen Harvey at 540-588-3979 or kharvey@ferrum.edu.

Crime Scene Investigation Camp

The camp is a combination of lecture, student interaction, and hands-on experiences including:

  • Crime scene house processing and evidence lab
  • Hair analysis lab
  • Impression evidence lab
  • Fingerprint lab

Designed for rising ninth graders through high school, the camp teaches students about the fields of forensic science, criminal justice, intelligence and national security, and the job opportunities available with each of these disciplines. Students will be instructed in the areas of intelligence studies, criminal evidence, crime scene investigation, trace evidence, hair analysis, crime prosecution and more. The College’s Forensic Investigation House will be utilized throughout the camp.

Residential Camp

$500 includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College dining hall, a CSI Lab coat, and all needed lab supplies.

Commuter Camp

$380 includes meals in the Ferrum College dining hall, a CSI Lab coat, and all needed lab supplies.

Questions?

Contact Dr. David Nicholson by emailing dnicholson@ferrum.edu.

Outdoor Adventure Exploration Camp

This experiential camp explores a variety of outdoor adventure pursuits including but not limited to:

  • Paddlesports (standup paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Zip lining
  • Wilderness/Survival Skills
  • Fly and Spin Fishing
  • Disc GolfThis program is designed to present an opportunity for campers to sample different fun adventure based activities through dynamic experiences in the natural world. Ferrum College’s campus and the surrounding area provide the perfect setting to get out and explore. Participating in outdoor activities increases one’s self-confidence, self-awareness, connection to the environment, and overall wellness.

Your guide for the camp is Aaron Conover. Aaron is the Director of Ferrum Outdoors and also an instructor of Recreation Leadership and EcoTourism at Ferrum College. Aaron has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from Ferrum and a Masters in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Illinois, plus an extensive professional background in wilderness leadership that spans over thirty years. Aaron believes in the transformative potential that playing outdoors can have on individuals and how it can help them prepare for many different life challenges.

Campers will stay in air-conditioned residence halls, two campers per room with private bathroom. Camp will be held June 28-July 3, 2020. Prior to arrival to camp, campers will be sent directions to campus; a tentative schedule for the week; a suggested packing list; plus additional forms that will need to be completed by campers and parents. Free time will allow for swimming at the campus pool, recreation time at the YMCA/Fitness Center, plus other fun activities.

Residential Camp

$500 includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College dining hall, all equipment, instruction and transportation to the outdoor locations from campus.

Commuter Camp

$380 includes meals in the Ferrum College dining hall, all equipment, instruction and transportation to the outdoor locations from campus.

Questions?

Contact Aaron Conover by emailing aconover@ferrum.edu.

Music Discovery Camp

This discovery camp offers three track options:

Ferrum College Music Discovery Camp is designed for rising ninth graders through graduating seniors. It provides opportunities for young musicians to develop personal musicianship. The Ferrum Music Discovery Camp is an immersive musical experience in an inspiring setting.

Participants choose one of three tracks: Woodwinds and Brass, Appalachian Music, and Voice.

Outdoor adventure activities and a beautiful natural setting offer inspire holistic artistic development and self-discovery.

Campers will stay in air-conditioned residence halls, two campers per room with private bathroom. Camp will be held June 28-July 3, 2020. Prior to arrival to camp campers will be sent directions to campus as well as a tentative schedule for the week and a suggested packing list. Free time will allow for swimming at the campus pool, recreation time at the YMCA/Fitness Center, plus other fun activities.

Woodwinds and Brass Track

Who can attend the Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

High School Students 9-12 grade are eligible to attend.

Do I have to play an instrument to attend Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

Woodwinds and Brass:
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium

What makes Ferrum Music Discovery Camp different from other summer music camps?

  • The Ferrum connection between music and nature
  • Small class size and close interaction with world-class music faculty
  • Collaborative activities offer opportunities for students to develop friendships across disciplines

How much does it cost to attend?

  • Resident Student Tuition for the Ferrum College Discovery Camp is $500.00 for residential students which includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall, all provided supplies and equipment.
  • Commuter Student Tuition for the Ferrum College Discovery Camp is $380.00 for residential students which includes meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall and all provided supplies and equipment.

Questions?

Contact Sixto Montesinos at smontesinos@ferrum.edu.

Appalachian Music Track

  • Integrated musical curriculum includes Old-Time, Bluegrass and more
  • Daily workshops and jam sessions led by faculty
  • Music discovery sessions encourage playful exploration
  • The Ferrum Music Discovery camp is committed to fostering a diverse, welcoming environment for the study of Appalachian music as a vibrant, living art form.

Who can attend the Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

High School Students 9-12 grade are eligible to attend.

Do I have to play an instrument to attend Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

Appalachian Music:

Students will choose a primary instrument: Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, or Guitar.

Vocalists, bassists and other instrumentalists are encouraged and welcomed to attend, and will have opportunities to participate as such. They should still select from one of the four principal instruments for the purpose of camp.

What makes Ferrum Music Discovery Camp different from other summer music camps?

  • The Ferrum connection between music and nature
  • Small class size and close interaction with world-class music faculty
  • Collaborative activities offer opportunities for students to develop friendships across disciplines

Residential Camp

$500.00 includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall, all provided supplies and equipment.

Commuter Camp

$380.00 includes meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall and all provided supplies and equipment.

Questions?

Contact Rachel Blankenship-Tucker at ebtucke@ferrum.edu.

Voice Track

  • Vocal coaching, audition preparation, and stage movement and deportment from world class soprano Dr. Aimé Sposato

Who can attend the Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

High School Students 9-12 grade are eligible to attend.

Do I have to play an instrument to attend Ferrum Music Discovery Camp?

All voice types

What makes Ferrum Music Discovery Camp different from other summer music camps?

  • The Ferrum College connection between music and nature
  • Collaborative activities offer opportunities for students to develop friendships across disciplines
  • Students will perform in a recital at the end of the Music Discovery Camp
  • Individual coaching and close interaction with world-class music faculty

Residential Camp

$500.00 includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall, all provided supplies and equipment.

Commuter Camp

  • $380.00 includes meals in the Ferrum College Dining Hall and all provided supplies and equipment.

Questions?

Contact Aimé Sposato at asposato@ferrum.edu.

Theatre and Musical Theatre Camp

The camp is a combination of lecture, student interaction, and hands-on experiences including:

  • Monologues and scenes
  • Musical theatre songs and choreography
  • Physical and vocal warm-ups
  • Audition and resume preparation

Designed for rising ninth graders through high school, the camp teaches about auditioning for plays and scene-study best practices. Students will be instructed in the areas of monologue and scene choice, physical and vocal warm-ups, musical theatre song choice, and dance rehearsals. The week-long camp will culminate in a performance in the Sale Theatre.

Residential Camp

$500 includes lodging on campus, meals in the Ferrum College dining call, a t-shirt and all scripts and supplies.

Commuter Camp

$380 includes meals in the Ferrum College dining hall, a t-shirt and all scripts and supplies.

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Crocker by emailing rcrocker@ferrum.edu.