Southeastern's 10th Rock 'n Roar offers kids camps, fun for all
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University's annual campus-community festival, "Rock 'n Roar," will be full of fun for children and adults, said Alumni Director Kathy Pittman.
Scheduled for March 11 at the War Memorial Student Union, the festival will offer baseball, art and dance camps for children, carnival rides sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, and free children’s identification packets -- finger printing and photo – compliments of the University Police Department.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Rock ‘n Roar showcases Southeastern's fine academics and fun atmosphere for visiting District 8 Literary Rally high school students, alumni and community friends.
A camp for young baseball enthusiasts is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Alumni Field, the Southeastern Lion's baseball diamond. The camp is open to children ages 6-13 for a $5 fee. Participants are asked to bring their own baseball glove and will each receive a camp certificate.
Art education students will offer a hands-on art camp for children ages 6-14 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp, which costs $5, will take place in Clark Hall.
The Lionettes, Southeastern’s nationally ranked dance team, will host a dance camp for children ages 5-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. The camp's $15 fee includes refreshments, a keepsake and awards. The camp will end with a performance by the young participants for parents and other Rock ‘n Roar guests. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes.
Camp applications will be available online at www.selu.edu/roarfest or at the Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., (985) 549-2150. Space is limited, so reservations should be made early.
Rock 'n Roar, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., also plans a variety of children's games, including CAB’s carnival rides. Admission to the rides is $5 for the day and a number of rides are designed for younger age children.
Rock 'n Roar patrons of all ages can also enjoy food and music; plant and ceramics sales; a health fair, and educational displays by Southeastern departments.
For additional information about Rock 'n Roar Fest camps and contests, call the Alumni Association, (985) 549-2150 or 1-800-SLU-ALUM, or visit www.selu.edu/roarfest.