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Camp fun and learning continues in July at Southeastern and Livingston Center

Contact: Christina Chapple


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SUMMER ADVENTURES – Southeastern Louisiana University industrial technology faculty member Michael Beauvais helps a young camper ready his rocket for launching at a “Space and Rockets” Academic Adventure summer camp. The 2007 camp, scheduled July 9-13 at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, is one of many fun and informative science, language, creative arts and technology camps for children of all ages being offered this summer at Southeastern and the Livingston Center.

     HAMMOND – A second month’s worth of Southeastern Louisiana University’s “Academic Adventures” summer camps will get underway in July, giving students of all ages the opportunity to learn and have fun with languages, science, art, music, writing and technology.

     On Southeastern’s main campus or at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, students from ages five through high school – even, in some cases, adults – can learn about faraway cultures, launch rockets, build robots, solve an Egyptian mystery, explore nature with numbers, create online movies and games, learn new software programs, and express themselves through art, music and writing.

     Information about Academic Adventures camps and online and printable registration forms are available online at For specific information, contact Linda Munchausen, coordinator of the Academic Adventures camps, at 985-549-3935 or

     Camps for younger children include before and after care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $15. Early registration is encouraged since camp enrollment is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

     July camps at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center are:

     ▪ Spanish, July 23-27, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Learning a language can be easy for young children, especially when they are having fun. Children in grades 1-7 will participate in cultural activities such as dancing, singing, arts and crafts, conversation, games, outdoor activities, and talent shows, all conducted by instructors who are fluent in Spanish and eager to share their cultural knowledge. Cost is $150 and before and after care is available.

     ▪ Space and Rockets ’07!, July 9-13, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Children in grades 1-7 will feel as if they have joined a space mission to the stars as they build and launch the solid-fueled Comet rocket, make a working telescope, build a light-up model of the solar system and a motorized K’nex Mars Rover, explore the secrets of Mars, and create a fiber optic constellation. Cost is $195 and before and after care is available.

     Special scholarships are being offered by the Livingston Center for Livingston Parish students. Call Joan Gunter at (225) 665-3303 for additional information.

     July camps on Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond are:

    ▪ International Languages, July 9-13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southeastern Lab School cafeteria. This interactive camp demonstrates how easy it is for young children to grasp a foreign language. Open to students in grades 1-7, the camp will stimulate kids’ interest in Spanish, French, Italian and German through fun activities. The cost of the camp is $150 and before and after care is available.

    ▪ Exploring Nature with Numbers, July 9-13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Biology Laboratory Building, room 227. Campers entering grades 7-9 are in for a wet and wild time as they explore the environment through field trips to the Manchac swamp and Tickfaw State Park. They will also observe local animals and plants using digital microscopes and time-lapse photography, and tackle interesting math activities that help to explain natural events. Cost is $150 and before and after care is available.

     ▪ Microsoft Publisher 2003 – Basic, Fayard Hall, room 126. High school juniors, seniors and adults can take this course July 9-13, while a session for children ages 9-14 is set for July 16-20. Campers will learn the basic functions and features of Publisher 2003, including how to create a publication; work with multipage publications, objects, graphics, and tables, and print publications. Participants will get started by creating a logo for a business using graphics software and incorporate the logo into invitations, brochures, flyers, letterhead, and a web page. Cost is $142.

    ▪ Children's Art Workshop, July 9-19 (Monday-Thursday), Clark Hall annex. Campers can choose to attend either a morning (9:30-11 a.m.) or afternoon (2-3:30 p.m.) session of this camp for young artists. With the theme "Artists! Artists! Everywhere!" students will create a variety of artwork from Crayola Air Dry Clay models to mixed media collages to paintings and prints. Children 10-14 years of age will complete two fabric art projects. The instructors are Southeastern visual arts students. Cost is $50.

     ▪ Southeastern Music Festival, weekdays July 9-20, Pottle Music Building.  Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the first week and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. during the second week. Now in its 14th year, the Southeastern Music Festival, sponsored by Southeastern’s Community Music School, is open to young musicians in grades 3-12. SMF offers instruction on all orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice, and guitar (all styles). Instruction includes private lessons, large ensemble experience, concerts, masterclasses, chamber music studies, and music rudiments and theory classes. Cost is $325. Information and registration forms are available at

     ▪ Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goop, July 16-20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Southeastern Lab School cafeteria. Children’s grades 1-7 can let their imagination and science skills go wild as they invent with electronics and create amazing contraptions. Projects will include hands-on electricity kits, making ice cream without a freezer, putting the glow into a giant glob of glowing slime, building a motorized K’nex racer, designing a marble roller coaster, and becoming certified inventors. The cost is $195; before and after care is available. 

     ▪ Microsoft FrontPage 2003 – Basic (for high school juniors and seniors and adults), July 16-20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 120. By mastering the functions and features of FrontPage 2003, participates will learn the ins and outs of creating and publishing a Web page. Tasks to be learned include how to work with lists and tables, create tests, update hyperlinks, develop a Web-site navigation structure, work with images, apply a theme to a Web-site, and edit HTML code.  Cost is $142.

     ▪ Programming with ALICE, July 23-27, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Fayard Hall, room 126. In Alice, on-screen objects populate a 3D micro-world. High school juniors and seniors can learn how to author on-screen movies and games, in which the concept of an “object” is made tangible and visible. Students will create programs by dragging and dropping program elements in a mouse-based editor. Cost is $168.

    ▪ Young Writers Camp, July 23-27, Southeastern Lab School cafeteria. Children can explore the techniques and rewards of writing under the guidance of the faculty of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project. A registration form and contact information is available at

     ▪  Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure, July 30- Aug 3, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Southeastern Lab School cafeteria. This is the chance for children in grades 1-7 to solve an Egyptian mystery.  Campers will decipher hieroglyphics, unearth an ancient mummy, take home gold treasure, find three secret stones, build a rock and crystal collection, and collect fabulous gemstones. 

     ▪ Practical Robotics, July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30a.m.-3 p.m., Anzalone Hall, room 120. This technology camp for high school juniors and seniors will present essential of building mobile robots and provide hands-on experience with building simple practical robots. Cost is $220, which includes lunch.

     Southeastern’s Division of Continuing Education also sponsors summer camps, including the Children’s Summer Day Camp. The university is also the site of a variety of sports, dance team and cheerleader camps, also coordinated by Continuing Education. For information on Continuing Education camps, visit or call 985-549-2301.  

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