Surry Community College introduces new music camp this summer along with regular favorites


Staff Report



DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering several summer camps for children of various ages starting in July on the college’s campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

Surry Traditional Music Camp will be held July 25 through July 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for boys and girls ages 8 through 13. This camp is for children who are interested in singing, dancing, and playing a stringed musical instrument, and is appropriate primarily for beginners or those with some experience. The music will be based on traditional American and country music including the exploration of Surry County’s old-time music heritage known throughout the world. Each child will learn the basic playing techniques of one of the following instruments of his or her choice: guitar, fiddle, banjo, or mandolin. Additionally, each participant will learn to sing some traditional, old-time, and country songs as a group and receive instruction on flatfooting and square dancing. The week also may include performances and guest speakers. Participants should bring a heavy mid-morning snack and drink; lunch is not provided. The required registration fee of $50 includes instrument rental and a T-shirt. Seating is limited to the first 30 who register. For questions and registration, contact Sonnie Hardy at 336-386-3229 or [email protected]

Art and Photography Camp will be held July 5 through July 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for boys and girls ages 8 through 12. Kelly Johnson, a STEAM teacher at Tharrington Primary, and Jennifer Draughn, a North Surry High School art teacher and owner of Jennifer Draughn Photography, will instruct as participants partake in various arts, crafts, and photography projects. Participants will showcase their work on the last day of camp to their families. A fee of $75 is required and covers all materials and a T-shirt. Lunch is not provided; those participating should pack a bag lunch. Seating is limited to the first 25 children who register. For questions and registration, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or [email protected]

Survivor and Leadership Camp will be held July 12 through July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for boys and girls ages 10 through 14. The camp will focus on team building, personal enrichment, leadership skills, and survival skills. Upon arrival, teams, along with new friendships, will be formed. Each day will consist of competitive games, scavenger hunts, and prizes. Student leaders from SCC’s Ambassador and Student Government programs will teach children leadership and public speaking skills, as well as teamwork skills throughout the camp. A required fee of $45 includes all materials and a T-shirt. Lunch is not provided; those participating should pack a bag lunch. Seating is limited to the first 24 to register. For questions and registration, contact Kasey Martin at 336-386-3468 or [email protected]

Volleyball Camp will be held July 18 through July 21 for boys and girls ages 6 through 16. Volleyball players of all skill levels are welcome. Participants will be placed according to age and/or ability into two different camp sessions. The first session will run from 9 a.m. to noon and consist of individuals with less than one year of experience. The second session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and consist of individuals with more than a year of volleyball experience. Camp registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the session’s start time on the first day of camp at 8:30 a.m. for session one and 12:30 p.m. for session two. The Knights’ Grill will be available for lunch purchases each day throughout the clinic. Camp activities will consist of instruction in the following areas: passing, setting, hitting, offensive and defensive drills, and core and agility work. A registration fee of $40 is required and includes a T-shirt. Families registering two or more participants may do so at a discounted rate of $30 per player. For additional information, contact Jan Marion at 336-468-7191 or [email protected]

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