Academic Programs | Summer 2016

The Wildlife Science Summer Program at Lees McRae College is designed to offer a summer academic enrichment program to high school students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a high school level biology course. Participants have the choice of two sessions as described below.

Wildlife Science Summer Program

This program is designed for students who have an interest in conservation, animal medicine and wildlife studies. Participants will be introduced to active wildlife biology, veterinary, animal conservation and wildlife rehabilitation programs, gaining exposure to patient care and education at the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Advanced Wildlife Science Summer Program

This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a college education in the wildlife field. Successful participants will have attended a previous wildlife camp at Lees-McRae College or have previous experience working with and handling wildlife. Participants will work in a clinical setting alongside mentors and staff, engage in advanced wildlife studies, conduct education programs and tour parts of western North Carolina to study wildlife.


The cost per session is $750. This includes lodging and meals, instruction, materials and supplies, field trips, transportation during camp, and a camp t-shirt. Participants in the WSSP will have the opportunity to actively study wildlife biology, veterinary science, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation from both academic and experiential learning approaches. For participants who would like to attend both sessions, the total cost is $1,400. 

Please make checks payable to:
Summer Camps and Programs
Attn: Kelly Shirah
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128 Banner Elk, NC 28604


You may pay online using our secure payment service. An Electronic Payment Service Fee of 2.38% for all credit/debit card transactions and $1.00 for all E-check/ACH transactions will apply.

The Wildlife Summer Camp Scholarship at Lees-McRae College is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Wildlife Summer Program at Lees-McRae and is valued at 1,000.00 per academic year. Students must be admitted and enrolled at Lees-McRae to qualify for this scholarship. 

Contact Us

Kelly Shirah
Admissions Specialist