The summer energy on Appalachian’s campus is expectant and exciting. Students — transfers and recent high school graduates enrolled for the first year at Appalachian — cycle through for orientation, and hundreds of middle and high school campers are here, many experiencing life on a college campus for the first time.
Cannon Music Camp, which is supported by the Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust, is celebrating its 50th year, and its anniversary reunion is scheduled for July 6–8. This camp has developed into one of the most reputable summer music programs in the United States and is a showcase for young, talented musicians, providing them with professional performance opportunities and engagement with Hayes School of Music faculty who foster their love of and commitment to the arts.
Many of our camp experiences offer similar benefits. The Youth Academic and Athletic Camps, which are managed by the Office of Conference and Camp Services, attract hundreds of students each summer. From Forensic Science to Anatomy and Physiology, the academic camps provide a true higher education experience, and our athletic visitors enjoy our impressive athletic facilities in Football, Softball and Baseball camps, among many others.
These small tastes of college can be the tipping points that influence the life choices of young people. Even a few days of the university experience can spur these students to explore the possibility of pursuing a college education.
Beyond the positive experience of living and learning at a university, thanks to our Housekeeping and Food Services staff, our summer visitors enjoy clean and safe residence halls and a myriad of dining choices. We can all appreciate their hard work and dedication.
Sheri Everts, Chancellor