FMU Activities Camp

Francis Marion University will hold its annual FMU Activities Camp 2014, June 9-July 3.  The camp for boys and girls, ages 5-12, is divided into four sessions and runs weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon.


Each of the five-day sessions, June 9-13, June 16-20, and June 23-27 is $70 per camper, while the final four-day session, June 30-July 3, is $56 per camper.  For those who participated in last year’s camp, the five-day sessions are reduced to $60 each and the four-day session to $48.

Camp activities will include kickball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and swimming.  Instruction in the various sports will be by Francis Marion University athletic coaches.  Activities will vary from week to week, so as to introduce many different sports.

Campers will be divided into groups by ages.  The mission of the camp is to promote healthy and fun activities for children.

Each pre-registered camper will receive an Activities Camp T-shirt.

Enrollment is limited.  For more information, contact camp director Mark Bluman at 843-661-1239.

FMU Baseball Camps

Francis Marion University has announced two sessions of its Baseball Camp 2014, an opportunity for young athletes to develop and polish their diamond skills.

The annual camp, for children ages 7-12, will be held June 16-20 and July 14-18 from 9 a.m. until noon each day.  Conducted by Francis Marion head baseball coach Art Inabinet and members of the Patriot baseball team, the camps will stress learning basic game strategy and making the most of individual skills.


Inabinet is in his 14th year at the helm of the FMU baseball program, and has more than 550 career coaching victories.  He has guided the Patriots to the 2009 Peach Belt Conference Tournament title, seven NCAA Tournament appearances, and the 2006 NCAA Division II College World Series, while the program has spent many weeks ranked in the national Top 30 poll.

Applications for the camps are now being accepted.  The camps will cost $90 per session, if paid in advance, or $100 on the first day of camp.  Enrollment is limited.  Each camper will receive a T-shirt.

For complete details, contact the FMU Athletics Office at 843-661-1240.

FMU Men’s Basketball Camps

The Francis Marion University men's basketball program will sponsor several 2014 summer camps starting in the month of June.

Three sessions of the "Four Great Days of Summer" Basketball Camp will be held June 16-19, June 24-27, and July 8-11 for boys in grades two through 10.  The 2014 Pee Dee Team Basketball Camp and Shootout will take place June 12-14.



The four-day Individual Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The cost of the camp is $150 for one session.  The fee does not include lunch.  A special discounted price of $250 is available for campers who wish to attend two sessions, and $300 for those attending all three sessions.

The camp is designed to provide fundamental instruction in all phases of the game.

For the team camp, squads are guaranteed six games and will compete in a double-elimination tournament on the final day of the camp.  The cost of the camp is $475 per team ($425 for a second team) and $85 per player for two nights on-campus lodging and six meals (for those interested).

The team camp will be divided into varsity and junior varsity competitions.

All campers will receive a T-shirt.

FMU head coach Gary Edwards will direct the camps.  He recently completed his eighth season at Francis Marion, and is nearing 500 wins for his college coaching career, which spans 30 years at both the NCAA Division I and II levels.

For more information, contact the FMU men's basketball office at 843-661-1247 or 843-661-4626.

Summer Soccer Camps

LINK to summer soccer day camp websites; LINK to women's soccer camp; LINK to men's soccer camp

FMU Tennis Camps

Francis Marion University has scheduled two sessions of its annual Tennis Camp 2014, June 16-19 and July 7-10, for boys and girls ages 8 to 18.

The camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon on the Kassab Courts on the FMU campus.

The cost will be $60 per camper.  Enrollment is limited.  Each camper will receive a T-shirt. 


FMU men’s and women’s tennis coach Garth Thomson is the camp coordinator and instructor.  A native of Zimbabwe, Thomson is a graduate of Francis Marion and a former two-time All-American during his collegiate playing career.  Five times he has earned Peach Belt Conference “Coach of the Year” honors. The 22nd-year coach has led the FMU men to a 306-159 record and 17 NCAA Division II national tournament appearances, and guided the Patriot women to a 301-177 mark and 13 national tournament berths.

For more details or to request a registration form, call 843-661-1240 or contact Thomson at 843-661-1185.

FMU Volleyball Camp (camp is FULL ; posted 6-24-14)

The Francis Marion University women’s volleyball program will hold its summer camp, June 27-29.  Campers may choose to either commute to camp daily, or reside on campus in the FMU residence halls. 

The camp is for players entering the sixth through 12th grades.  The cost is $240 per player for residential campers, and $155 for commuting campers.  Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.


The camp is designed to provide instruction for all of the skills of the game of volleyball, in addition to team defensive and offensive systems.

FMU women’s volleyball coach Paul MacDonald is the camp director.  In his stint at FMU, he has already guided FMU to an NCAA National Tournament appearance and has earned Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year honors twice.  He has extensive camp experience, and has directed the Florence Juniors Volleyball Club for many years.

For more details or to request a registration form, contact coach MacDonald at 843-661-1246 or