Below is a listing of athletic programs for young people that will take place on Furman's campus during the Summer of 2014. Additional programs are in the process of being scheduled; this section is updated as information is received. For more information, please contact the program coordinator or the Office of Summer Programs.

We hope to see you on campus soon!


Baseball & Softball Camps


Ron Smith Baseball Camp

June 16-20, 2014
July 14-18, 2014
July 21-25, 2014

Learn the game from one of the best at Ron Smith's Baseball Camp at Furman University.  Our goal is for campers to have personalized instruction and be trained to enjoy the game by increasing their skills and fundamentals from experienced coaches who have played the game at every level.  Emphasis is for every camper to be taught with individual drills from Coach Smith's specialized team concept teaching, all with a very low camper-to-coach ratio.  Many of our campers have gone on to play competitive high school and collegiate baseball after getting their start with Ron Smith.  Join us this summer and learn to play the game at the next level at one of the best parks in the Southern Conference!

Please visit our website for more information!

Girls Softball Camp

June 9-11, 2014

Learn and practice the fundamentals of softball in a fun, high-energy environment from Furman's skilled coaching staff.

Please contact Sandra Day at 864-294-3771 or e-mail sandra.day@furman.edu for more information!

Basketball Camps


Girls' Basketball Camps at Furman University

The 2014 Girls' Basketball Camp Program at Furman University, conducted by Coach Jackie Carson, will feature a variety of camps that will be available for all kids ages 4-18. 

Elite camp: June 14-15, 2014 - Grades 9-12
Individual camp: June 15-18, 2014 - Age 4 through grade 12
Team camp: June 20-22, 2014 - Middle school, high school and AAU teams

Please visit the girls' basketball camp website for more information or contact LaCheryl Smith at 864-294-3429 or jackie.carson@furman.edu.

Niko Medved Basketball Camp at Furman University

Boys Team Camp: June 13-14, 2014
Day camp: June 23-26, 2014 - full-day and half-day (8:00 AM-12:00 noon) sessions available
Boys Elite Camp: June 28-29, 2014

Camp will be comprised of on-court sessions along with activities and short lectures by the Furman coaching staff. The early morning sessions will be devoted to basic skills such as ball handling, shooting and passing. As the camp progresses, camp coaches will implement skills in team-related activities and contests. By the end of camp, you will have had quality instruction from Division I coaches and players, improved your overall basketball skill level, made new friends, and had a fun time!

For more information, contact Sam Waniewski at 864-294-3444, e-mail sam.waniewski@furman.edu or visit our website.


Cross Country/Track Camps


Furman University Cross Country Camp

Session I: July 7-10, 2014     Session II: July 10-13, 2014

At the Furman University Cross Country Camp, our goal is to stimulate a love for running in young athletes (grades 7-12) by showing them how to accelerate their progress and success.  By working with experienced and successful coaches, we are able to offer an unforgettable growth experience -- no matter what your skill level.

Our mission is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy lifelong running.

For more information, contact Mickey McCauley at mickey.mccauley@furman.edu.


Cycling Camps


Furman Mountain Biking Camp

Session I: June 16-18, 2014     Session II: July 7-9, 2014

This is the thirteenth year for the basic mountain bike day camp for girls and boys at Furman University.  The suggested age is eight to 12 years old.  The camp is three full days from 8:30am to 4:00pm daily.  The cost of camp includes lunch daily on campus and a t-shirt and certificate upon completion.  Participants are required to have their own mountain bike and properly fitted helmet.

Instruction includes bicycle riding safety, bike safety checks, proper mounting and dismounting, balance techniques, negotiating obstacles, proper breaking and gearing, climbing and descending hills and descending steps.  Road safety riding is also practiced.  Extensive trail riding is done in groups designated for different rider skill levels.  Participants should be in good physical condition and capable of riding in rough terrain.

The camp is conducted by Furman University Police officers with specially selected past participants and assistants.  The student/counselor ration is usually four to one.

For more information, please call the Furman University Police Department at 864-294-2111.


Football Camps


Bruce Fowler Football Camps

For more information on the football camps, visit our website or contact Jordan Sorrells, Football Operations Director, at 864-294-2772 or jordan.sorrells@furman.edu.

Senior Elite Camp
Session I: Mon., June 9, 2014     Session II: Wed., June 18, 2014     Session III: Fri., June 20, 2014     Session IV: Fri., July 18, 2014

The Paladin Elite Camps are designed to provide participants with a day of detailed football instruction focused on individual improvement.  The Furman football staff will instruct campers on the techniques and fundamentals specific to his position on the field.  It is our goal that each camper leaves the Furman campus having become a more complete football player.  Each session of Elite Camp is identical to the others, therefore, it is not necessary to attend more than one session.

Quarterback and Wide Receiver Camp

Session I: June 11-13, 2014     Session II: June 15-17, 2014

An intensive, three-day residential camp for rising 8th-12th graders focused on improving the fundamentals of each player.  Areas of focus will be fundamentals, technique, mechanics of the throwing motion, route running, speed and agility, and increasing knowledge of the game of football.  Camp competitions will supplement instruction times and allow campers to apply what they have learned through the course of training sessions.

Offensive Line Camp
Session I: June 11-13, 2014     Session II: June 15-17, 2014

An intensive, three-day residential camp for rising 8th-12th graders focused on improving the fundamentals of each player.  Areas of focus will be fundamentals, blocking technique, blocking schemes, strength development, and increasing knowledge of the game of football. Camp competitions will supplement instruction times and allow campers to apply what they have learned through the course of training sessions.

Future Stars Youth Camps
July 15-17, 2014

A half day camp running from Tuesday through Thursday for ages 8-13 focused on exposing young football players to the fundamentals of the game.  Campers will be exposed to high repetition drills, fundamental skills, and techniques required to play football.  Daily games and competitions will supplement instruction times and give each camper the opportunity to apply what he has learned.


Golf Camps


Todd Satterfield Golf Academy

Residential camp: June 12-15, 2014 for ages 10-17
Day camp session 1: June 16-20, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5-7, June 16-20, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for ages 8-17
Day camp session 2: July 21-25, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for ages 5-7, July 21-25, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for ages 8-17

For more information, visit our website or call Todd Satterfield at 864-294-6283.


Kelley Hester Golf Academy for Girls

Residential camp: June 22-25, 2014

Kelley Hester's Golf Academy is open to girls aged 10-18.

For more information, visit our website or call Kelley Hester at 864-294-6283.

Lacrosse Camps


Meade Lacrosse

Elementary & Middle School Camp: July 19-22, 2014
Prospect Camp: July 23-24, 2014
High School Camp: July 24-27, 2014

For more information, please contact Richie Meade at richie.meade@furman.edu.


Girls' Lacrosse

Overnight camp: June 23-25, 2014

For more information, please contact Rachel Whitten at rachel.whitten2@furman.edu.


Rugby Camps


Roberts Rugby Academy

July 9-13, 2014

John Roberts, long-time coach of the Furman men’s rugby team, established a rugby academy at Furman in 2008 with the mission of fostering youth rugby development, good sportsmanship and camaraderie. The first camp was held in 2009; camp attendance doubled in 2010 and grew again in 2011 as good news of the camp spread.

For more information, please visit our website!


Soccer Camps


Doug Allison's Soccer Academy

Boys & Girls Team Academy                  June 19-23, 2014
Boys & Girls Senior Elite Academy        June 26-29, 2014
Boys & Girls Residential Academy         June 26-June 30, 2014
Boys & Girls Full Day Academy             July 21-25, 2014
Boys & Girls Half Day Academy            July 21-25, 2014

Under the direction of Head Coach Doug Allison, the Furman University Men's Soccer Program has established itself as one of the elite Division I programs in the country. Coinciding with this growth, Doug Allison's Soccer Academy has become one of this country's top and in-demand soccer camps.

The mix of experienced college and ODP staff coaches, coupled with first-class facilities at Furman University, creates an unforgettable and invaluable experience for each camper.

We invite you to join us at Doug Allison's Soccer Academy, with its air-conditioned dorms and safe, beautiful campus for a positive learning experience that you won't forget!

For more information on Doug Allison's Soccer Academy, please visit our website.

Select Soccer Academy

Day camp: July 7-11, 2014
Overnight camp: July 18-20, 2014

For more information on the Select Soccer Academy, please contact Andrew Burr at andrew.burr@furman.edu.

Tennis Camps


Kelly Jones' Nike Tennis Camp

June 15-19, 2014; June 22-26, 2014; June 28-July 2, 2014; July 6-10, 2014; July 13-17, 2014

Participants in this co-ed camp, for players of all levels ages 9-16, will enjoy and benefit from the excellent facilities at Furman’s state-of-the-art tennis complex, thanks to 4 indoor and 13 outdoor courts.  They receive extensive individual instruction from highly skilled instructors who are involved with all aspects of the program.

For more information, please call 864-294-2445.

Southern Style Quick Start Tennis Camp

June 9-13, 2014 - 8:30-11:30 AM
July 21-25, 2014 - 8:30-11:30 AM

Participants in this co-ed camp, for players ages 5-10, will enjoy and benefit from the excellent facilities at Furman’s state-of-the-art tennis complex, including 4 indoor and 13 outdoor courts.  Each session will focus on eye-hand coordination skills, basic stroke development and point play with lots of fun games! Each camper will receive a new racquet fitted to the size of the camper at camp registration.

For more information, please visit our website or call 864-294-3428.

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