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McNeese Offers Summer Programs for Area Youth

May 13, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations

The McNeese State University campus offers numerous summer activities for area youth of all ages, including band, athletics, forensics, a STEM Academy, reading and leisure learning classes for kids and teens.

Summer programs including dates, times, costs, eligible ages and contact information are as follows:

McNeese STEM Academy

Grades 1-8

May 28-Aug. 9

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $200 per week, with $80 registration fee

Contact: LaDonna McKnight, coordinator


McNeese Leisure Learning for Kids and Teens

Grades Pre-K-12

June and July/times vary

Contact: May Gray, coordinator


Summer Reading Clinic

Grades 2-6

June 3-27

9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays through Thursdays

Cost: $200

Seating is limited

Contact: Department of Education Professions


Governor’s Program for Gifted Children 

Ages 12-16 

June 9-July 27

Cost: $2,900 – financial aid available

Contact: Governor’s Program


Summer Band Programs

Middle School Band Academy

Grades 7-8

June 9-12

Cost: $325, resident; $225, commuter

High School Band Academy

Grades 9-12

June 16-20

Cost: $350, resident; $235, commuter

Contact: Jay Jacobs


Summer Engineering Academy/or Forensics Academy/or Crocodilian Biochemistry

Grades 9-12

July 8-26

Cost: $1,950

Contact: Dr. Nikos Kiritsis


Harp Camp

Open to all ages grades 2 and up

July 29-Aug. 2

Cost: $45

Contact: Barbara Belew

12th Annual Cowboy Camp

Incoming McNeese Freshmen and Transfer Students

August 16-17

Cost: $55 through May 31; $60 through July 31; and $70 beginning Aug. 1

Contact: Office of Student Union and Activities


Athletic Camps

Women’s Basketball

Team Camp

Grades 9-12

May 30-June 1

Cost: $180 for one day, $300 for two days, $480 for three days, with $100 non-refundable deposit

Fundamental Camp

Grades K-8

June 17-19

9 a.m.- noon

Cost: $105

Contact: Coach Kacie Cryer



All Skills Youth Camp

Grades 2-6

June 10-11

8:30 a.m.-noon

Cost: $100

Pitching and Catching Clinic

June 17 or July 8

Grades 4-12

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $75

Elite Camps

Grades 7-12

June 18-19 or July 9-10

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $225

Contact: Coach James Landreneau at

Register online at


Cowgirl Soccer ID Camp

June 15-16

Cost: $199, resident; $175, commuter.

Contact: Coach Drew Fitzgerald at

Register online at

Track and Field

Coach Clinic

Coaches and Parents

May 16

5-7 p.m.

Cost: $20

Event Specific Clinic

Ages 8-18

May 30

5-8 p.m.

Cost: $60

Contact: Coach Vijay Saxena at


Middle School Camp

Grades 5-8

June 10-12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $250

Little Cowgirls Camp

Grades 2-5

July 8, 15, 22, and 29

Cost: $15 for one day or $50 for all four days

Contact: Coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald at

Register online at


Cowboy Football Camp

Grades 9-12

July 7-9

Cost: $290 resident; $155 commuter

Contact: Coach Derek Shay