Sports Science Camp – Session 1: June 9 - 14, 2019; Session 2: July 21 - 26, 2019
Rising 10th – 12th Grade
Sports Science Camp, conducted by faculty and staff from Auburn University's School of Kinesiology in the College of Education, is an opportunity for students nationwide interested in the field of health science, physical activity, and sport performance.
This one-week, residential program provides high school students the opportunity to learn about the research and outreach initiatives in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology. Campers meet faculty and mentors to guide them in the many opportunities within the field of Kinesiology, which prepares students for careers in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, athletic training, academia, and coaching.
Campers will experience work conducted in the many laboratories, including biomechanics, motor learning, cardio protection, thermal and infrared, molecular science, neuromechanics, vascular physiology, exercise psychophysiology, behavioral fitness, and muscle biochemistry.
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
News Article: Sports Science Camp is Inspiring Youth People.
The School of Kinesiology is housed in a new facility built in 2013 consisting of 20 research laboratories as well as faculty and staff offices. Classrooms and physical activity space are located in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum and the Student Activities Center.
Kristin Roberts is the Administrator of Outreach Programs for the School of Kinesiology. She has been working with Kinesiology since September 2014 managing summer camps, outreach events, social media, website development, and public relations. The 26 Kinesiology faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate classes and conduct cutting-edge research related to exercise science, physiology, physical education, motor development, biomechanics, and more.
Applications will open on December 1, 2018 and close on March 1, 2019. Notifications will be sent no earlier than March 22, 2019.
For your application, you will need:
- Copy of your most recent transcript or report card (un-official copies allowed)
- One (1) letter of recommendation from either a teacher, mentor, or coach
- Four (4) brief essays (between 150- 200 words)
PLEASE NOTE: Each document must be uploaded as a PDF.
Camp Fees are $800 and include the following items:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
- A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
- No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- Athletic Shorts for daily activities
- One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Closed toed shoes
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Spending Money
Last Updated: January 9, 2019