This is a vibrant mountain community. We are proud to offer opportunities for our friends and neighbors to get to know us better. Host an event on campus, join us for a performance in the auditorium, or help us cheer on the Bobcats at the athletic complex.

Summer Theatre

Using professional, community and student performers, quality theatrical performances have been produced on campus since 1985.


Since 1979, a series of summer programs has provided cultural enrichment and wholesome entertainment to seasonal and local residents.

North Carolina Wildlife Medicine Symposium

Veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, and others interested in wildlife medicine can earn seven hours of RACE-approved continuing education credit while learning from expert practitioners.

Community Recreation Membership

The two-month membership, starting on Monday, June 3, provides access to the Arthur Student Recreation Complex (SRC). The cost is $50 for community members. 

Wildcat Lake

This premier High Country attraction features a white sand beach with a swimming area, and two docks for fishing and wildlife observation.

Wildlife Summer Programs

Spend a week at the Elk Valley Preserve and Field Station getting hands-on experience in wildlife ecology and conservation! 

Athletic Summer Camps

Expand your skillset at an athletic camp on our campus! Camps are offered for a variety of ages in various sports.

Outdoor Certification Courses

The Lees-McRae Outdoor Recreation Management program offers outdoor certification courses to students and community members.

High Country Adventure Film and Speaker Series

Learn more about the exciting world of outdoor sport while supporting the academics, athletics, and recreation at Lees-McRae. 

Theatre Arts Performances

The Theatre Arts department puts on three shows each academic year featuring student performers. The annual theatre productions are an essential component of an experiential education for our Theatre Arts majors.

Did you know? 

Lees-McRae is the largest private employer in Avery County, and $1 in every $13 spent in the county is a result of the College.