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CHARLESTON, S.C., January 15 - Valuable learning experiences, fellowship, and summer entertainment for girls and boys ages 10 to 15 from all over the country make The Citadel Summer Camp the place to go for a young person. Located at The Citadel's campus in historic Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel Summer Camp is offering two three-week sessions this summer: June 14 to July 4 and July 12 to August 1.

The athletically-oriented camp offers daily fun and instruction in various activities such as field sports, basketball, racquetball, swimming, sailing, tennis, fitness training, water skiing, canoeing, scuba instruction, air rifle marksmanship, and more. Although the camp is based at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel Summer Camp is not a military-style camp. Discipline and structure are highly regarded and stressed while fun and athletic instruction remain the primary focus. In existence since 1957, the former boys' camp is open this year for the first time to both girls and boys. The camp's original mission is still the same with team play, safety, and individual excellence being the fundamental goals.

The camp is managed by Director William Bates and Deputy Director Jenni Garrott. A 1970 graduate of The Citadel and a twenty-year veteran of the US Army where he served in command and staff assignments in Military Intelligence and Logistics in Europe, Korea, and the United States, Mr. Bates is a native of Durham, N.C. He currently resides in McClellanville, S.C., where he served as Headmaster of Archibald Rutledge Academy from 1992 to 1996.

Jenni Garrott is a recent addition to the Summer Camp staff. She came to The Citadel after spending three years at Camp Saint Christopher on Seabrook Island. Ms. Garrott is from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi.




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