Southern Virginia University—the only university with an LDS environment on the East Coast—is offering a number of camps and workshops for youth and adults during summer 2014.
Award-winning LDS artist Rose Datoc Dall, whose artwork has been featured in the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center, will lead a figure drawing and painting workshop. Other camps will offer participants experience in Shakespearean theatre, book arts, and group vocal instruction.
The university will also host a number of athletic camps for youth—ranging from a lacrosse camp directed by prominent lacrosse coach Jason Lamb to a tennis camp held on the university’s newly completed state-of-the-art tennis courts. Other athletic camps offered include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling.
In addition to the camps focusing on artistic disciplines and athletic programs, the university is offering Zion’s Camp—a six-day missionary preparation program for youth age 16-18. The program gives youth the opportunity to live in a manner similar to life as full-time LDS missionaries. Participants will have be assigned a companion for the week, be taught by returned missionary counselors, prepare their own meals, study and teach missionary lessons, participate in zone conferences, hike Mt. Pleasant, and participate in other faith-building experiences.
To register and find more information, visit svu.edu/camps.