TROY to host several camps for summer 2017

Students take part in story time at a recent Summer Spectacular on the Dothan Campus. The event is one of several camps coming up this summer at TROY.

Students take part in story time at a recent Summer Spectacular on the Dothan Campus. The event is one of several camps coming up this summer at TROY.

As the school year comes to a close, many parents are searching for activities to fill their children’s days this summer. From athletics to theatre and dance camps, Troy University offers the solution.

TROY camps provide fun learning opportunities that give young people the chance to meet and interact with others in their age groups while receiving a high level of instruction from faculty and staff.

In June, Summer Spectacular 2017 will kick off at the Dothan Campus with the theme, “Patriotism: America the Beautiful.” Summer Spectacular, which takes place June 6-29, is a project-based learning program where students, ages 4-12, are involved in hands-on learning.

Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will offer its second annual Summer Day Camp program, which focuses on conflict resolution and Civil Rights history, June 13-15. Located on the TROY’s Montgomery Campus, the Museum will partner with New Way from the Atlanta, Ga.-based Something New, whose goal is to train people how to effectively and peacefully handle conflict.

The camp, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, will include training and activities, along with tours of the Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative and Civil Rights sites in downtown Montgomery, as well as a trip to Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum. For more information, contact Donna Beisel at 334-832-7295 or by email.

Also in June, the University’s Sound of the South Marching Band will host its annual Summer Leadership Camp on Troy Campus. The Leadership Camp is designed to enhance students’ experience in their respective band programs. The camp, set for June 11-15, is broken into the auxiliaries such as color guard, dance line and majorettes; concert band; drum majors; and drum line in order to provide specific, professional instruction and improve students’ skill levels. For information, contact the Troy University Band Office at 334-670-3281 or by email.

Those interested in experiencing a different language and culture might find the University’s STARTALK Student Chinese Language Program of interest. The residential opportunity for students coincides with a residential program for Chinese language teachers. Made possible through a grant from the National Security Agency, the camp runs from June 18-July 2 and will expose students to Chinese culture and language through a variety of workshops, activities and demonstration.

In July, theatre and dance will take center stage on the Troy Campus, offering opportunities for ages 4 through rising college freshmen.

The Summer Spotlight on Dance for ages 8-12 will be held July 10-14.

The Summer Spotlight on Creative Drama will be offered July 16-21. Mini-Spotlighters, ages 4-5, attend half-day sessions while Spotlighters, ages 8-13, attend full-day sessions. A wide array of activities will be offered, including workshops and group and individual training in playwriting, acting, creative drama, musical theatre and more. A Spotlight Showcase performance will wrap up the week’s activities.

The Summer Spotlight Performance Intensive on Theatre and Dance and Tech and Management Intensive, residential camps for high school and college students, will be held July 23-29. Students will have the opportunity to work with guest artists, along with the University’s Theatre and Dance faculty.

For additional information on any of the Theatre and Dance camps, visit the Department of Theatre and Dance’s website.

For those who are looking to receive instruction to hone their athletic skills, Troy University’s Athletic Department offers a variety of options in June and July for both individuals and teams. Camp opportunities are available in baseball, women’s basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. For more information on details and dates of camp opportunities, visit the Camp and Clinics page on the Athletics website.

For information on these and other opportunities available this summer at Troy University, visit