Southeastern to host Camp Rec Summer 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting 10 weeks of "Camp Rec" this summer.
Created for children ages 5 to 12, the camp is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and physically active days while developing social skills, confidence and independence.
Camp Rec is offered weekly beginning May 27 and ending August 8. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Camp Rec will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week and will take place in the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.
Dollie Hebert-Crouch, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, said each week has a theme and that activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, swimming, and field trips.
"We are committed to creating an unforgettable summer camp experience in a safe and supportive environment," said Hebert-Crouch. "The Camp Rec experience is fun, exciting and filled with challenging activities that teach the campers the values of trust, friendship and teamwork."
The weekly fee of $135 for campers and $125 for siblings includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day as well as a Camp Rec t-shirt. Early drop off at 7 a.m. is free. Late pickup, from 4 - 5:45 p.m. is $35 per camper for the week. Registration for Camp Rec is $40 per family and is waived for Pennington Student Activity Center members.
To register or for more information, call 985-549-5734 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.