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Fun & Fitness offers sports, performing arts and fine arts camps in summer
05-1-14

Misericordia University is offering a full schedule of classes and camps for youngsters, teenagers and adults that will add some fun and learning to their summer. Jewelry design, pottery, performing arts and a variety of sports are among the programs that begin as early as June 3.

Day camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The sports camps include a free T-shirt and an optional hour of swimming in the Anderson Sports and Health Center pool. Lunch is provided for all-day programs.
 
Baseball Camp for Boys, for those ages 7-12, will be held July 7-11. The camp will feature individualized instruction by coaches under the direction of Misericordia Head Baseball Coach Pete Egbert. Camp will include specialized station training on hitting, infield play, outfield play, pitching and base running. Cost is $125 per week; $110 for second child in the same family. To register, contact Coach Egbert at (570) 674-6471 or e-mail pegbert@misericordia.edu.
 
Cougar Soccer Success Camp, a co-ed camp for ages 7-14, will be offered June 30-July 4, and will provide skills and strategies for successful play under the direction of Chuck Edkins, in his 23rd year as head men’s soccer coach at Misericordia. Training will include individualized attention, team and individual play, mini-games and drills. Cost is $125 per week. Shin guards are mandatory and must be provided by the player. For more information, contact Coach Edkins at (570) 674-6397 or e-mail cedkins@misericordia.edu.
 
Cougar Field Hockey Camp for grades 3-11will be held June 23-27. The camp will be directed by Robyn Fedor Stahovic, in her 12th year as head field hockey at Misericordia. It will offer individualized instruction for goalies and field players and specialized station training including agility/footwork, stick work, offense, defense, teamwork, scrimmaging, and sportsmanship. Cost is $125 per week; $115 for second child in the same family. For more information and registration, contact Coach Stahovic at (570) 674-6491 or e-mail rfedor@misericordia.edu.
 
Woodruff Basketball School for Boys will be held June 23-27 in the Anderson Center. This five-day camp for boys ages 8-17will offer specialized station training including passing, shooting, defense, fast break, and ball handling under the direction of Misericordia Head Basketball Coach Trevor Woodruff, in his 11th season leading the Cougars men’s basketball program. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the option to swim from 12-1 p.m. Cost is $100 per week, and $85 for a second child in the same family. For more information and registration, contact Coach Woodruff at (570) 674-6317 or e-mail twoodruf@misericordia.edu.
 
Back Mountain Basketball Camp for Girls for ages 8 and olderwill be held June 16-20 in the Anderson Center. The hours are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Participants will learn winning strategies and techniques under the direction of Misericordia women’s head basketball coach Allison Kern. The camp offers personalized instruction in all areas of the game through station work, team practices and games. In addition, each player will leave with a personalized written player evaluation by her counselor. The cost is $100 per week; $85 for second child in the same family. For more information and to register, contact Coach Kern at (570) 674-3367 or e-mail akern@misericordia.edu.
 
The Misericordia summer Fun and Fitness calendar also includes aerobics and water aerobics, cardio and strength training, and a fitness program.
 
Misericordia is also offering a series of non-credit classes in fine arts at the new Art Studios at 50 Lake St., Dallas. The schedule includes Jewelry Design for aged 15 to adult, taught by Gina Rice, an adjunct professor at Misericordia University. It will be offered on Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $130 per person plus a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor.
 
Fine arts instructor Skip Sensbach will offer Youth Clay Basics, for ages 10 to 15 years, on Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $130 per series and includes the first bag of clay. Sensbach will also present Adult Clay Basics 1,for ages 16 to adult. Classes will be held Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $130 per series and includes the first bag of clay. Registration for both clay classes will close on June 20. For additional details, go to www.misericordia.edu/finearts.
 
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is also offering the inaugural Summer Performing Arts Training Academy from July 28-Aug. 9. Participants will have an opportunity to work and learn from instructors who are highly trained in voice, dance, public presentation, and musicianship. They will receive vocal training from Misericordia University faculty, intensive dance instruction, acting and drama coaching, as well as rhythm and music appreciation. All materials for the workshops are included in the registration fee, including music, scripts, theater materials, portfolio, a professional headshot, and two tickets each to the academy’s concluding performances. The workshops will be held Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the performances are Friday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. An early bird registration rate of $475 is available for people who register by June 1. The rate is $499 after June 1. Family discounts also are available for families that enroll multiple children. For general inquiries or to register for the Summer Performing Arts Training, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/conferences or call Michelle Donato at (570) 674-8255.
 
In addition, a series of eight overnight Career Exploration Camps, some for students entering 12th grade, and others for students entering 11th and 12th grades, will offer the opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions. They include: Biology Career Exploration Camp, June 29-July 2; Biochemistry-Chemistry Sciences Camp, June 29-July 1; Nursing Pre-College Camp, June 29-July 2; Future Business Executive’s Camp, June 29-July 2; Communications and Media Camp, June 29-July 2; Speech-Language Pathology Camp, June 29-July 2; Literature Camp, June 29-July 2; and Occupational Therapy Camp, June 29-July 1. For career camp information, call (570) 674-6400 and ask for the academic department of the camp you are interested in.
 
For more information on the summer programs and camps available, contact Misericordia University at (570) 674-6289 or go online to www.misericordia.edu/adulted and click on Fun and Fitness.