March 27, 2012
Lees-McRae College Summer 2012 preview

Lees-McRae College is gearing up for another busy summer! Registration is open for summer school, FORUM and Summer Theatre schedules are set, and there are several opportunities for students of all ages to participate in summer camps at Lees-McRae College.

Registration for Lees-McRae College Summer School 2012 is open now through May 4. Several courses are offered May 14-July 20, both for academic credit and non-credit. Courses offered include Appalachian Women, Integrating Photography and Feature Writing, Appalachian Ecology, Small Business Accounting, Financial Decision Making, Investment Management, Appalachian Documentary, Spanish and Latin American Film, and many more. The full course schedule can be accessed at Click the link for Summer School.

Lees-McRae College will host several academic and athletic summer camps, both residential and day camps, this summer for students from elementary school through high school. Three of the featured summer camps are the Creative and Performing Arts Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp, and Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp. The College is hosting athletic camps including basketball, soccer, cycling, lacrosse, softball and volleyball. Whether you hit the bike trails or take the stage, chances are Lees-McRae has a camp for your child or grandchild. For a full schedule of camp offerings, visit

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre, under the artistic direction of Dr. Janet Barton Speer, returns to the Hayes Auditorium stage with three shows this summer beginning with Seussical, the Musical running June 27-July 1. The comedy See How They Run runs July 13-20 and the Harold Price version of Show Boat wraps up the season August 1-5. With newly renovated women's restrooms and lobby in Hayes Auditorium and new tiered seating, this is sure to be another great season for Lees-McRae Summer Theatre. The box office opens June 14. Check the website for updates at

FORUM at Lees-McRae College returns for another great season on June 19 with Liberty Voices. FORUM programs are held every Tuesday night June 19-August 7. This season's programs include The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Stig Rossen, Andy Cooney and the Western Piedmont Symphony. For membership information, contact Sandy Ramsey at or 828-898-8748, or visit

Check the website at under the What's Happening tab for updated information or contact Meghan Wright at or 828-898-8729.

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