Wesleyan College hosts a wide variety of summer camps. The College's athletic facilities, generous outdoor event spaces, fine arts facilities, science labs, and conference rooms accommodate a wide range of camp activities. Our elegant dining hall and residence halls offer extra conveniences for residence camps. Wesleyan's central Georgia location is ideal for camps, reunions, special events, and conferences. The picturesque setting of our historic campus and North Macon location convenient to I-475 are an unrivaled combination. On-site catering, expertly provided by Aramark Food Services, can accommodate anything from a simple continental breakfast to casual themed buffets or outdoor picnics. We recommend the spaces listed below for summer camps, although please call to discuss the full range of our facility offerings.
Athletic Facilities at Wesleyan
You'll find everything you need to play, practice, and train at Wesleyan, from a Cybex VR2 Weightroom to 40 acres of wooded riding trails.
Mathews Athletic Complex and Athletic Center
Mathews Athletic Complex and Athletic Center includes soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a running track, and a multipurpose athletic center that features a fieldhouse for intercollegiate sports, aerobics and weight-training facility, and classroom, meeting, and office space. Besides up-to-date weightlifting and cardio equipment, the center provides weekly yoga, pilates and Reebok cycle classes. With 10,000 square feet of space on two levels, wide porches and breezeways, and beautiful arched windows overlooking the lake and the Equestrian Center, the Mathews Center is a popular place for the college community and for the public, by membership. A breezeway, with a floor of brick pavers, connects the two major wings of the building. On the east side is the equipment training room, with Cybex equipment; on the west side is the aerobics studio, with a "sprung floor" made with a cushion of rubber underneath the hardwood surface. A veranda on the back of the building connects through a courtyard to the tennis courts; upstairs houses a stationary cycle studio, classrooms, and offices.
Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center
The Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center includes a lighted riding ring, hunter trails field, stables for 30 horses, and 40 acres of wooded trails. The College's equestrian program dates back to the establishment of the Rivoli campus in 1928. Stables and pastures were originally located across Forsyth Road on land that the college later sold. When the college acquired Bradley House in the 1950s, three equestrian buildings came with it, and these became the basis of the college's revived riding program. The 24-stall barn also provides classroom, meeting and office space for the Equestrian Program in addition to tack rooms, wash racks, and feed rooms. There are six turn-out paddocks connected by a fenced allée and a lighted riding arena. Wesleyan's program has grown to national-competition status with two national champions in western events in recent years. Wesleyan offers full accommodations for community riding day and residential camps, as well as professional horse shows.
Porter Gymnasium houses a heated indoor swimming pool and a classic wood floored basketball/volleyball court, classrooms, weight room, dressing rooms, showers, and offices. Built in 1928 and named in honor of the late James Hyde Porter, a Wesleyan benefactor and longtime trustee, the building features a custom-crafted weathervane depicting college women engaged in a game of basketball. The gymnasium seats 500 and is available as either an athletic or performance venue, with separate locker rooms for men and women.
FINE ARTS CAMPS
Porter Auditorium, located in the Porter Family Fine Arts Building, seats 1129 (802 main floor, 317 balcony). One of the finest theaters in central Georgia, Porter is perfect for large-scale presentations, theatrical productions, pageants, dance and musical performances, seminars and meetings of all kinds. A large pre-function area is available for gathering and/or breaks with refreshments. Acoustically exquisite, the auditorium is equipped with: full-size Steinway concert grand piano; 72-rank Goodwyn-Candler-Panoz Organ; 12 channel mixing board/amplifier; 32 channel, 2 scene pre-set lighting controller; 16' x 16' front projection screen; rear loading platform access to the freight elevator, which opens directly into the second floor backstage; 40 ft. wide stage with additional 12 ft. wing space and dressing room on each side; 35 ft. total stage depth from apron edge to back wall (25 ft. curtain line to rear.)
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building
The Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building serves as a cultural center for the campus and community. Generous parking is illuminated at night and located directly behind the building; a large horseshoe drive in front facilitates valet parking or drop-off service for guests. Porter's large lobby was restored in 2009 and offers a generous reception area with restrooms. Flanking the sides of the lobby are the East & West Cowles Myles Collier Art Galleries. The West Gallery houses works from Wesleyan's permanent collections. The East Gallery houses traveling, faculty, and student exhibitions.
In addition to Wesleyan's large Auditorium space, a smaller performance venue is available in the lower level of The Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Building. The Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, an intimate, flexible "black-box" studio for theatre and dance productions, opened in 1994 through the generous support of the Grassmann Trust and the Porter Family Foundation.
GENERAL DAY & RESIDENTAL CAMPS
Anderson Dining Hall
Anderson Dining Hall, located in the Olive Swann Porter Student Center, offers nearly 5,000 sq. ft and seats 300-400. Dine or meet by chandelier in this magnificent room, which is available for use as meeting space when school is out of session. Meal functions may be hosted in this room before or after its regular dining hall hours during the school year. The stately Anderson Dining Hall is distinguished by the vaulted ceiling, large arched windows, and unusual matching mantels graced with landscape murals. The windows open on the adjacent beautiful, columned Mount Vernon Porch, which also offers unique dining and reception options.
Wesleyan's seven residence halls provide a range of choices for comfortable, convenient lodging arrangements for campers and other overnight guests. Each security-controlled building is fully air-conditioned, heated, and computer-networked, with visitor lounges, study parlors, laundry, and vending areas, and a computer printer on each floor. Every room is wired for high-speed internet access and extended basic cable service is available in each room as well. Other amenities such as irons, ironing boards, and kitchens equipped with a stove, refrigerator, and microwave, are also provided. Most residential camps are housed in Wortham, Hightower, and/or Jones Hall. Accommodations include 12.4' x 17' suite-style rooms with every two rooms sharing a bathroom. Many rooms also include a vanity area.
Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre
Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre, located in Taylor Hall, offers seating for 160. A mid-size lecture hall with comfortable convertible desk/chairs, the amphitheatre is equipped with the latest smart board computer and AV equipment.