Patrick Henry College
Teen Camps 2013
Teen Leadership Camps 2014 at Patrick Henry College is gearing up for another summer of fun, learning, leadership, and mentoring by an unforgettable and dedicated counselor team. Registration opened January 1.
“We are two months ahead of where we were last year,” said Teen Camps director Stephen Williams. “We want to give families the opportunity to plan their summers as far in advance as possible.”
Last summer saw Patrick Henry College average 43.5 campers per individual camp; this year, they are hoping to add 5 more campers to each camp, to hit their goal of 390 campers.
The College’s teen camps leadership is bringing back many of the favorite camps, as well as a few that haven’t been seen in a while, like Constitutional Law and Drama camp. They are also planning a literature camp that focuses on J.R.R. Tolkien, taught by PHC literature professor Dr. Steven Hake.
Speech camp has been revamped for this year, including changing its name to “public speaking camp.” Williams sought to make this camp appeal to all skill levels, rather than simply competitive student debaters and polished public speakers. The camp will focus, as well, more on the outreach component of speaking.
In Williams’ second year as Teen Camps Director, he says he’s excited to infuse what he considers his still-fresh perspective with a deeper knowledge of the logistics and core spiritual dynamics of how teen camps operate.
“I know what works, I know what doesn’t work, and I know of ways we can build off that,” he said. “We can use the experiences of last year as building blocks, while always having comprehensive fun, and a beneficial camp experience.”
Williams also plans on expanding teen camps’ Facebook presence. He hopes to work with former campers by collecting testimonials from them and posting them on Facebook and the website. For more information or to register, visit the Teen Camps website.