MTSU Summer Experiences

Thank you for your interest in the many summer camps, seminars, and learning experiences offered by Middle Tennessee State University. For over five decades, MTSU has provided summer activities for young children, teens, and adults alike.

The 2017 summer experiences are listed below. They range from learning a new language, aviation science, and a variety of sports camps to storytelling, the prestigious Governor’s School for the Arts, and many, many more. Listings include the camp organizers and contact info, a short description of each experience, dates, costs, and registration deadlines. Please contact the camp organizer if you have questions or wish to register.

Again, thank you for your interest in MTSU.

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Camp Information Dates Cost Description Audience (Age)
Freshman Insitute
Brandon Chapman
615-898-5975
TBD
Deadline: July 15th or until cohort fills
$45.00

The Freshman Summer Institute is a two-week program, created to serve the needs of first generation, Pell-eligible students, with residential options.

Incoming Freshman
CSI:MTSU 2016
Mitzi Dunkley
615-494-7713
June 20-June 23, 2017
Deadline: June 3
$250 Whodunit: Mock Crime scene investigations Entering 9th grade through College Freshmen
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 Civil War Ages 50+
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 History of American Sports Ages 50+
Lifelong Learning  in Liberal Arts
Connie Huddleston
615-494-7628
TBD
Deadline: Before April 1 or until class fills
$20 Philosophy of Happiness Ages 50+
MT Sampler Camp
Wendi Pelfrey
615-904-8574
TBD
Deadline: June 22
$25 By invitation only High School
Governor's School
Dr. Raphael Bundage, Glenna Robinson
615-898-2223
TBD
Deadline: January 16-17
N/A Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Art/Filmmaking High School
Southern Girls Rock & Roll
Sarah Bandy  
615-849-8140
July 24-July 29, 2017
Deadline: June 15
$320 Rock & Roll Music High School
Stamps Baxter School of Music
Ben Speer 
615-228-4100
July 12-25, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$425 (plus room & meals) Southern Gospel Music 8-years old and up
Customs (Entering Freshmen)
Gina Poff
615-898-2454
TBD
Deadline: Varies
$75 freshmen
$40 guest
Orientation, meetings with advisors and registration Prospective students
Customs (Transfers)
Gina Poff
615-898-2454
TBD
Deadline: Varies
$35 transfer
$15 guest
Orientation, meetings with advisors and registration Prospective students
TESOL Training Program
Dr. Guanping Zheng
615-494-8696
TBD
Deadline: NA
$3,950 Teaching English Speakers of other Languages Chinese Univ. English instructors  (15)
Guitar Workshop Plus 
Dr. Bill Yelverton
615-898-5623
TBD
Deadline: $400 deposit with application, 
Registration $55
Tuition $890
Room & Board $510
Study guitar, bass, drum, keyboard and vocals in superb facilities Open to all students, all ages and levels
International Folkfest
Dr. Ron Aday
615-898-2125
TBD
Deadline: Participants selected each January
N/A Bring together folkloric musicians and dancersfrom different countries 20-65 years of age
ACE Summer Camp
Dr. Tom Gormley
615-494-8687
July 16-22, 2017
Deadline: On-line during ACE Mentoring Program
N/A Study careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineers Open to high school students in ACE mentoring program
Introduction to Aviation Camp
Wendy Beckman/Mary Lou Cornett
615-898-2788
June 12-June 16, 2017
Deadline: May 16
$410 Learn aspects of aerospace industry, many hands-on activities 8th-12th grade
Professional Pilot Advanced Camp
Wendy Beckman/Mary Lou Cornett
615-898-2788
June 19-June 21, 2017
Deadline: May 16
$625 for 1.5 hours flight time
$825 for 2.5 hrs.
For students who complete Aviation Camp & want to explore Piloting 8th-12th grade
Aerospace Education Workshops
Phyl Taylor
615-898-2788
TBD
Deadline: June 6
N/A Introduction to aviation for teachers K-12 TN teachers
STEM Camp
David Lockett
615-415-7963

TBD


Deadline: May 31
$125 Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) offers various science, mathematics, coding, art, and technolog-based activities. K-8th grade
Alumni Summer College
Rhonda King
615-898-2922

TBD


Deadline: May 20 or until full
$250 Food for Thought: "Edutaining" classes and tours studying the production, preparation and consumption of what we eat. Alumni and friends
Innovation J-Camp
Val Hoeppner
615-898-2337
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$150 Explore writing/reporting, photojournalism, story telling & more High School
Chinese Language Part 1
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: May 27
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Spanish Language Part 1
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: May 27
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Chinese Language Part 2
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: June 3
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Spanish Language Part 1
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: June 10
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Spanish Language Part 2
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: June 17
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
French Language Part 1
Shelley Thomas
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: June 10
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Tamil (India) Language
Shelley Thomas
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: June 24
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Beginners Upa Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: June 17
$50-$80 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 12+
Surya Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: June 17
$70-$100 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 14+
Surya Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: July 8
$70-$100 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 14+
Surya Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: June 17
$70-$100 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 14+
Beginners Upa Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: July 8
$50-$80 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 12+
Beginners Upa Yoga
Walker Purcell
615-768-9642
TBD
Deadline: July 15
$50-$80 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 12+
Japanese Language Part 1
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: July 22
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Japanese Language Part 2
Brian Roberts
615-898-5757
TBD
Deadline: July 29
$175-$300 Center for Accelerated Language (CALA) Ages 13+
Rick Stockstill Youth Football Camp
Chris Matusek
615-898-2926
TBD
Deadline: May 29
$175-$200 Athletic Rising 1st graders to 8th graders
Baseball
Jim McGuire, Robbie Britt
865-599-7357
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$200 Athletic  6-12 years old
Men's Basketball-Team Camp
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-713-8646
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
*Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School
Men's Basketball-Elite Camp
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-898-5228
TBD
Deadline: June 27
$30 Athletic High School
Men's Basketball
Kermit Davis, Jarrod Lazarus
615-898-5228
TBD
Deadline: June 27
$220 (Pre-Registration) $240 (First Day) Athletic K-12th grade
Women's Basketball-Lil' Raider Camp
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968
TBD
Deadline: May 19 (early registration) Walkups welcome
$100 Athletic K-8th grade
Women's Basketball-Middle School Shootout
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$300 per team Athletic Middle School
Women's Basketball-Team Camp
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968
TBD
Deadline: May 26
*Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School
Women's Basketball
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968
TBD
Deadline: May 29
*Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School
Women's Basketball
Kayla Cargile
615-898-2968
TBD
Deadline: June 7
*Call for Team/Player Fees Athletic High School
Junior Adventure Camps (outdoor)

Mike Bowen


 615-898-2104
TBD
Deadline: June 1
 $200 Athletic 10-13 years old
Rec. Center Activity Camps

Erik Pabst


615-898-2104
TBD
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$170 per week or $40 daily drop-in Athletic 7-13 years old
Soccer (Spring Break)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316
March 27-29, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$100 The focus of the Spring Break Camp will be improving players' technical skill and game awareness. 5-12 years old (co-ed)
Soccer (Girls Day Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316
June 12-16, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$160 The Day Camp is several days of soccer training to help players achieve new levels of technical skill and tactical understanding. 10-16 years old
Soccer (Junior Raiders)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316
June 12-16, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$100 The Junior Raiders Camp is designed for boys and girls and will serve to enhance each player's technical ability and tactical awareness in small-sided games. 5-10 years old
Soccer (Girls Team Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316
July 17-20, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills

$160 (half day), $300 (full day), $375 (overnight)

The Girls Team Camp consists of a customized, age-specific training program for U12 to U17 teams and individual players.  All teams are assigned a licensed coach for the duration of the camp and compete in small sided and full-sided games based on their age bracket. 12-17 years old
Soccer (Spring College ID Camp)
Aston Rhoden
615-898-5316
10-Apr, 2016
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$130 The College ID Camp is for the competitive female player striving to play at the collegiate level.  the camp is designed to simulate the MTSU collegiate training environment and to give the players the tools needed to be successful at the collegiate level. 13-17 years old
Volleyball - Team Camp I
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357
TBD
Deadline: May 15
$175 (Commuters)
$300 (Residents)
Athletic High School & Middle School
Volleyball - Liberos/Setters/Hitters Camp
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357
TBD
Deadline: May 15
$160 (Commuters)
$200 (Residents)
Athletic 10-18 years old
Volleyball - Team Camp II
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357
TBD
Deadline: May 15
$175 (Commuters)
$300 (Residents)
Athletic High School & Middle School
Volleyball - All Skills Camp
Dan Ahiers/Jeff Huebner
912-248-2357
TBD
Deadline: May 15
$175 (Commuters)
$250 (Residents)
Athletic 10-18 years old
Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104
June 26-28, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$205 (Commuters)
$289 (Residents)
Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com Middle School teams
Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104
July 10-13, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$221 (Commuters)
$339 (Residents)
Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com Middle School and High School
Cheerleading Camp
Dante Tennant
615-898-2104
July 15-17, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$225 (Commuters)
$309 (Residents)
Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Camp. For camp information, visit http://www.varsity.com Middle School and High School
Swim Express
Ray Wiley
 
June 5-9, 2017
Deadline: Before first day or until camp fills
$30 per week This program is designed to teach children ages 10-16 basic compeitive swim skills.  All four competitive strokes and flip turns will be taught.  Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without touching the bottom. 10-16 years old