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PRTM Programs and Events



The PRTM EDGE Program is a semester-long (15 credit hour) integrated core curriculum experience that takes a collaborative and unique approach to the delivery of core PRTM content. During the PRTM EDGE semester, students are involved in multiple opportunities to learn content through the use of innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research, real world experiences and experiential learning.  › More

Leisure Skills

The Clemson University Leisure Skills Program believes that individuals can advance their lives both personally and professionally through involvement in recreation. With that in mind, our mission is to serve the educational, recreational and personal development needs of Clemson University students through the teaching of leisure and life skill activities. › More

PRTM Student Association

The Clemson University Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Student Association (PRTMSA) is dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities for its students. The association puts on numerous activities for the students to enrich their experiences within the department. › More

Pre-Collegiate Program

Clemson University’s Pre-Collegiate Programs Office (PcPO) is commissioned by the president of Clemson University to support a high-quality, safe environment for children that participate in programs affiliated with our University. The PcPO takes a proactive approach to protecting children and the employees, faculty and staff of the University. The PcPO also works with colleges, departments and external clients to provide general guidance and support or to arrange every programming detail for youth programs by coordinating housing, meals, publicity, pre-registrations, registrations, financial management, transportation and facilities. › More

Study Abroad

Clemson Study Abroad provides operational support to student engagement programs outside of the U.S. that contribute to Clemson University’s missions, goals and emphasis areas. The office works to enhance the University’s international focus through the development of activities, programs, exchanges and events that foster global and intercultural awareness, knowledge and understanding among faculty, staff and students. Study Abroad and other global engagement opportunities expand the learning environment beyond the classroom into unique and often challenging cultural contexts. Through such engagement students enhance their disciplinary training, professional development, cultural understanding and personal growth. › More

Camp Counselor International Study Abroad

Are you ready to discover new things? Challenges? Adventures? Combine service and learning? Do you love camp? Enjoy working with children? A course without any classroom walls…experiential learning at its best! Discover the possibilities for remarkable experiences and earn credit at the same time. You have the opportunity to serve as a youth camp counselor. › More

PRTM Events

Honors and Awards Banquet

The Department annually holds an honors and awards banquet to recognize the accomplishments of its students. The banquet is held on the Friday of the University’s honors and awards week.

MPA Spring Fling

The Clemson Masters of Public Administration program moved to an interactive online format giving students greater professional and personal flexibility while still allowing students to have a face-to-face learning experience and participate in group activities. The majority of students in the program are working public administrators or nonprofit professionals. The professional expertise of students and faculty in local government, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations is a critical component to the education experience. The program has a diverse mix of students who contribute to an engaging and collaborative learning environment. The PRTM Master of Public Administration program’s annual Spring Fling is an excellent opportunity for students, alumni and friends of the MPA program to learn, play and network. › More

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice is a safe place to provide adolescent girls with the opportunity to foster self-esteem, self-expression and self-efficacy by engaging in outdoor recreational activities and educational health seminars. It's a weekend camp open to girls in grades six through eight. This camp is free and includes lodging, meals and activities such as yoga, kayaking, self-defense and rock climbing. › More

Camp Job Fair

Looking for a great summer job? Check this out. Types of camps include: day and residential; boys' camps; girls' camps; coed camps; camps serving individuals with disabilities; YMCA; 4-H; church-affiliated; and Scout. Types of positions include: group counselors; waterfront staff; medical staff; adventure/ropes courses; trip and travel; supervisory staff; and activity directors. › More

Faith-Based Youth Leaders' Summit

The Faith-Based Youth Leaders’ Summit is an annual event that brings Clemson faculty and youth leaders working in faith-based settings together to discuss how we can best serve the youth of South Carolina. The faculty share best practices for promoting principles of Positive Youth Development based on relevant research while the youth leaders highlight trends they are experiencing in their local communities. This is an exciting time of shared learning. If you would like to learn more about the summit, please contact us at  › More

The George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards and Lecture Series

The Hartzog Fund was conceived in 1978 when colleague William C. Everhart and his wife, Mary, sought to honor the man who had meant so much to them and to the park movement in the United States. Everhart, after serving as alumni visiting professor at Clemson in 1978, chose to honor Hartzog by presenting a financial gift to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in Hartzog's name. The Everharts' gift, along with donations from foundations, associates and friends, is used to promote departmental educational activities. › More

The Annual Play Conference

The Play Conference is an annual educational conference presented by the U.S. Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play is presented at the conference, which brings together leading play researchers, leaders and advocates from across the U.S. and beyond. The event includes keynote and featured speakers, roundtables, educational sessions, grant opportunities, networking, EPIC play breaks and more. › More

The Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop

his will be an exciting all-day event with many informative workshops held by some of Recreational Therapy’s top scholars. Continuing education credit for all Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists is pending approval from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Educators, professionals, and students are welcome. > More

Internship/Career and Camp Job Fair

We love having internship and employment opportunities for our students. Please send us position descriptions for internship placements and job postings you may have. We will broadcast them to our students by email and post them online (see Employment/Internship Opportunities). › More