The Hill is alive with music, sport, computer summer camps

Summer camps are plentiful this summer at Mount Mercy University. With a computer camp, four sports camps—and more to be announced—as well as five music camps, summer on the Hill couldn’t be busier.

  • ExploreU @ MMU

Mount Mercy University will be hosting ExploreU@MMU World of Technology for the fourth year in a row from June 15-20. The week-long program offers middle-school girls completing sixth, seventh and eighth grades a chance to learn more about math and computer science in an interesting and stimulating environment. Registration is still open and has been extended until the day the event is scheduled to start, and scholarships are available.

Sports Camps

Mount Mercy University will be offering five different summer sports camps aimed at different age ranges and interests. Each camp offers a range of sessions to make the camps available to a variety of people. Camps that run over the lunch hour will include lunch for campers.

  • Summer 2015 Boys Offensive Improvement Camps – Basketball

This boys basketball camp provides three sessions that limit to the first 100 paid campers, grades three through nine. The five day sessions run from July 13-17, July 20-24, and July 27-31. This camp is designed for boys who want to gain offensive basketball skills. Registration for these sessions closes July 11, 18 and 25 respectively. To register, find times, and for more information visit http://bit.ly/1ImcI4t or contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach Paul Gavin at pgavin@mtmercy.edu.

  • Summer 2015 Girls Offensive Improvement Camps – Basketball

This girls’ basketball camp provides three sessions to campers grades three through nine. The five day sessions run from June 22-26, July 6-10, and August 3-7. This camp is designed for girls who want to gain offensive basketball skills. Registration for these sessions closes June 20, July 4 and August 1 respectively. To register, find times, and for more information visit http://bit.ly/1ImcI4t or contact Head Women’s Basketball Coach Aaron Jennings at ajennings@mtmercy.edu.

  • Summer 2015 General Skills Clinics – Volleyball

This girls’ volleyball camp provides four sessions to campers grades six through nine. Two session are offered June 15-18, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and again June 29-July 2. This camp is designed to train fundamentals and introduce team concepts of volleyball. Registration for these sessions closes June 13 and June 27 respectively. To register, find times, and for more information visit http://bit.ly/1ImcI4t or contact Head Volleyball Coach Deb Marlin at dmarlin@mtmercy.edu.

  • Co-Ed Offensive Improvement Camp – Soccer

This co-ed camp is open to anyone grades two through ten and focuses development and refinement of basic offensive skills. Registration for this camp closes June 6. This camp will be held June 8-12. To register, find times, and for more information visit http://bit.ly/1ImcI4t or contact Head Men’s Soccer Coach Amir Hadzic at ahadzic@mtmercy.edu.

  • Co-Ed Soccer Camp

This co-ed camp is open to anyone grades two through twelve and invites campers to learn and enjoy the game of soccer in a competitive environment. This camp will be held June 15-19. Registration for this camp closes June 13. To register, find times, and for more information visit http://bit.ly/1ImcI4t or contact Head Men’s Soccer Coach Amir Hadzic at ahadzic@mtmercy.edu.

Music Camps

Mount Mercy University will also be offering five different music camps. Camps are offered for a variety of interests and skill levels. Regardless of deadline, registration is still open for music camps.

  • Choral Singing Demystified: From Good to Great in Three Easy Steps

The Choral Singing Demystified: From Good to Great in Three Easy Steps workshop features nationally acclaimed music educator Brett Carroll from Burbank, CA. The workshop focuses on exploring new ways to communicate with your singers and creation of a “core” vocal technique. The workshop will be held June 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is June 5 with fee of $175. Fee increases to $250 after deadline. To register and for more information visit www.mtmercy.edu/academy-events or contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities, at gkreitzer@mtmercy.edu.

  • Orff-Schulwerk: Explore the Possibilities with Aaron Hansen

The Orff-Schulwerk: Explore the Possibilities with Aaron Hansen course is offered to teachers as part of Mount Mercy’s Summer Music Academy and will earn one graduate credit (optional) and/or staff development credit through Grant Wood AEA. The course is designed to explore a variety of lessons and activities that will foster creativity and possibility for general music classrooms. This course will be held June 24-25. Registration deadline is June 5 with fee of $175. Fee increases to $250 after deadline. To register and for more information visit www.mtmercy.edu/academy-events or contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities, at gkreitzer@mtmercy.edu.

  • All-State Choral Workshop for High School Students

The All-State Choral Workshop for High School Students workshop is open to all high school students interested in preparing the Iowa All-State Choral repertoire. The workshop will also offer coaching in the expression and style of each piece, and offer helpful approaches and demonstrations of the audition process. The workshop will be held August 3-4. Registration deadline is preferred by June 17. To register and for more information visit www.mtmercy.edu/academy-events or contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities, at gkreitzer@mtmercy.edu.

  • Five Seasons Chamber Festival

Five Seasons Chamber Festival is open to musicians who want to experience playing for orchestra and chamber groups. The festival offers participants a chance to interact with teachers and other musicians from all over the country and at different skill levels. The festival will be held June 15-20. To register and for more information visit www.mtmercy.edu/academy-events or contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities, at gkreitzer@mtmercy.edu.

  • Cedar Brass Festival

Cedar Brass Festival offers musicians a focus on large ensemble, chamber music and like ensembles (i.e. trumpet, trombones, French horns) with intense rehearsal and sectional coaching. The festival will be held June 22-26. Registration deadline is June 8. To register and for more information visit www.mtmercy.edu/academy-events or contact Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, director of music activities, at gkreitzer@mtmercy.edu.

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