Programs and Camps
Programs and Camps
Children and youth from Laurens County and beyond arrive on the PC campus eager to learn and grow. Young athletes and musicians practice their skills in camps and clinics. Model UN students from high schools across the region compete in a conference at PC. And the campus is the first one that CHAMPS students visit as they learn that college can be a reality for them.
Athletic Camps and Clinics
Do you have a son or daughter who wants to get better at their sport? Blue Hose coaches offer athletic camps and clinics for 14 different sports. Camps and clinics are designed for male or female athletes at different age groups, from elementary age to high school age students. Young athletes practice on Blue Hose facilities and are instructed by Blue Hose coaches.
Music Camps and Clinics
High School Vocal Camp
If you’re a rising high school freshman through senior, you can work with a distinguished faculty of working professionals from PC and around the country. During the five-day vocal camp, you receive:
- Individual lessons
- Workshops in auditioning and college preparation
- Master classes in performance
- Scene work in musical theatre and opera
- Lessons in acting, stagecraft and movement
All that you learn during the camp will culminate in a public gala performance. A $1,000 music scholarship is available to students who have completed the camp and choose to attend PC. The camp requires registration and tuition fees. Please email Dr. Christian Elser or call him at 864-833-8466 for more information.
Laurens County Academy of Music
Young musicians learn from PC music professors and other professional musicians in the Laurens County Academy of Music. The academy offers lessons in:
- band and orchestral instruments
Half-hour, 45-minute, and hour-long lessons are offered, and all are available on the PC campus. Online lessons are available for those who prefer online instruction during the pandemic. Please email Dr. Andrew Sheffield, director of the Laurens County Academy of Music, for more information.
Seventh through twelfth-grade students who have studied piano for at least four years can practice their craft in the piano clinic on the PC campus. Young pianists learn from PC professors and other professional musicians. The intensive two-day clinic features master classes and recitals from a guest pianist. The clinic concludes with a student recital and presentation of certificates. Please email Dr. Karen Buckland, PC professor and chair of the Department of Music, for more information.
Model UN Conference
High school students who participate in Model UN convene on the PC campus for the Model UN Conference. During the one-day event, students expand their global education and apply their knowledge in mock debates about real-world issues. Consistent with PC’s mission to serve the greater community, the Model UN Conference is an outreach program that engages high school students to promote global awareness, compassion, and collaboration in the global community.
CHAMPS stands for Communities Helping, Assisting, and Motivating Promising Students. The promising students are rising seventh grade through twelfth-grade students from Laurens County. During CHAMPS camp, CHAMPs students learn from PC professors and local teachers and participate in character-building activities on the PC campus.