May 25, 2010
Lees-McRae offers summer recreation options for the entire family

Looking for something fun to do this summer?

Whether it's for you or the kids, we have something just for everyone at Lees-McRae College this summer. Check out some of our special summer programs that we offer to the community.

SCUBA Class: May 28-May 30 - all day

Contact: Two Worlds Divers (828) 265-2255

Hurry up and sign up now to get into a class with Two Worlds Divers. Most of the coursework is done online on your own time, and then you get together with the rest of the class for one weekend and practice in the pool at Lees-McRae College. If you've missed this class, don't worry, we'll have others! Just call Two Worlds Divers now and tell them that you heard about the class from Lees-McRae College.

Tai Chi Classes with the Taoist Tai Chi Society: Tues/Wed/Thurs 10-11am

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. If you're looking for another way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-chee). Tai chi is sometimes described as "meditation in motion" because it promotes serenity through gentle movements, connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and helps with a variety of other health conditions. Come by the class to sign up. The cost is $25 a month.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Mondays at 6pm (June 14-July 26 -no class July 5)

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

Motivated by dancing with the stars? Come and see how big of a star you can be! Grab a partner and head to the Carol and Glenn Arthur Student Recreation Complex on Mondays to learn the basics of ballroom dancing, burn some calories and have a blast. These classes are FREE!

OC Pro Basketball Camp: Tues/Thurs (July 13-Aug 5)

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

The O.C. Pro Basketball Clinic is a series of private lessons for children. This clinic is a 4-week program during which Coach O.C. will work with children to improve their basketball skills, increase their confidence level, teach them teamwork, and to have fun. This clinic will cost $75 per child and will be hosted at the Arthur Student Recreation Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm (ages 4-6) and 6:30-8:00pm (ages 7-12).

Climbing Wall Nights: June 16 and July 14 - Wednesday 6-8pm

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

Get some climbing in at the indoor climbing wall on one or both of these Wednesdays. Harnesses and climbing shoes will be provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Campus Recreation Camp: SIGN UP BY JULY 16th TO RESERVE YOUR CHILD'S SPOT!!!

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

Lees-McRae College is offering two different day camps for kids! These camps will be fun, active, and educational experiences right in Banner Elk.

The first camp will begin Tuesday, July 20 and end on Thursday, July 22 from 10am-2pm. This camp will be geared for younger children, ages 4-7. The camp will cost $75 for the three days and will include lunch.

The second camp will take place the following week from July 26-30 from 10am-3pm for ages 8-12. This camp will cost $125 and will include lunch four of the five days of camp.

Both camps will be filled with fun, mostly outdoor activities, in which they will be active and have a great time! Some camp activities include a scavenger hunt, adventure hikes, climbing time, fitness games, crafts, and sports with collegiate athletes. Please make sure to print off the Camp Registration Form found HERE and mail it in with your check or drop it by the Arthur Student Recreation Complex by July 16. Space is limited!

Zumba Classes: Starting Wednesday, June 2 at 5pm

Contact: Arthur Student Recreation Complex Front Desk (828) 898-8848

Ditch the boring workout and join the party over at the Arthur Student Recreation Complex on Wednesdays starting on June 2 at 5pm. Wear comfortable clothes, bring water, and be prepared to sweat! The Zumba� program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away, so make sure to come check the new fitness craze that's spreading like wildfire! Classes will be $5 a class with instructor Brie Young!

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