William Woods campus getting set to host a variety of summer camps and conferences

Fulton, MO– At William Woods University (WWU), things are just getting warmed up this summer. And not just the weather. 

Despite the hiatus from classes as the university observes summer break, beginning next week the Fulton campus will swarm with activity as William Woods kicks off its annual tradition of hosting a myriad of camps and conferences. The camps and conference season at WWU, lasting for about eight weeks until early August, is a great opportunity for young people to benefit from the expertise of William Woods faculty and coaches as they pursue their academic or athletic passions.

“Many of our prospective students get their first affiliation with The Woods when they attend one of our many camps or conferences,” said Brenda Foster, WWU Community Development Officer and coordinator of summer camps and conferences at William Woods. “It has become a summertime tradition on our campus and is an important vehicle for us to introduce our university to the college students of tomorrow,” she said.

Camps and conferences include both residential and non-residential options for prospective attendees. The season kicks off with Freshman Advantage, the university’s three-week orientation for incoming freshman that helps them prepare for college life at William Woods, which runs from June 9 -June 28. One of the biggest events of the summer at WWU is the Missouri Association of Student Councils Conference, which is the organization’s flagship summer leadership workshop that will bring more than 700 of Missouri’s best and brightest student leaders to William Woods from June 9 -14. The university also hosts three separate sessions of “College for Kids,” which is a program that provides accelerated learning experiences specifically for academically talented students from grades three through nine (June 16-21, June 23-28 and July 7-13) and two sessions of Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, which focuses on enhancing leadership qualities and inspiring students to live a lifetime of service above self (June 23-June 26 and July 7-10).

Camps include sessions for girls’ basketball; girls tennis; academic equestrian; art including drawing, painting, clay molding, art around the world and art using recyclable materials; and musical theatre. For information on all camps, please visit williamwoods.edu/Events.