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Southeastern sponsoring full slate of summer camps on campus, at Livingston Center

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Parents looking for challenging, creative – and fun – summer activities for elementary through high school students children will find a wide variety of programs offered by Southeastern Louisiana University.

     The “Academic Adventures” summer camps, which focus on topics from fine arts, to languages to science, will be back this year as will popular recreation day camp sessions and sports camps directed by Southeastern coaches.

     New to “Academic Adventures” will be a camp for junior high students that explores biology and mathematics and includes fun field trips, and a series of camps for high school juniors and seniors focusing on popular Microsoft computer programs, digital electronic design, programming and robotics.

     Information about summer camps is available online at

     Sponsored by the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Technology, the Academic Adventure camps will be held on Southeastern’s Hammond campus and at the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center, said Coordinator Linda Munchausen.

     On the Hammond campus, the scheduled includes:

     ▪ For students grades 1-7 -- “Spanish,” June 18- 22; “Go Wild!,” June 25-29; “International Languages,” July 9-13; “Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goop,” July 16-20; and “Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure,” July 30- Aug 3.

     ▪ For students entering grades 7-9 – “Exploring Nature with Numbers,” July 9-13.

     ▪ For high school juniors and seniors –  “Practical Robotics,” June 11-15; “Digital Electronic Designs,” June 25-29; “Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint 2003-Basic,” June 25-29; “Microsoft FrontPage 2003-Basic,” July 16-20; and “Programming with ALICE,” July 23-27.

     ▪ Tailored for various age groups, sessions of  “Microsoft Publisher 2003-Basic” will be offered for ages 9-11, June 11-15; ages 12-14, July 16-20; and high school juniors, seniors and adults, July 9-13.

     At the Livingston Center, located off Hwy. 190 in Walker, students grades 1-7 can choose “Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure,” June 18-22; “Spanish,” June 25-29; and “Space and Rockets ’07,” July 9-13.

     For more information about Academic Adventures campus, visit or contact Munchausen, 985-549-3935.

     Other Southeastern summer camps include

     ▪ The Southeastern Music Festival, sponsored by Southeastern’s Community Music School, scheduled weekdays July 9-20. A challenging musical experience geared towards the needs of young musicians ages 8-17 or grades third through high school, SMF offers instruction on all orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice, and guitar (all styles). Instruction includes private lessons, large ensemble experience, concerts, master classes, chamber music studies, and music rudiment and theory classes all provided in a supportive and encouraging environment.

     Information and registration forms are available at or by calling 985-549-5502.

     ▪ The Young Writers Camp, scheduled July 23-27 at the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond. 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

     ▪ Camps coordinated by the Southeastern’s Division of Continuing Education, including the Children’s Art Workshop, July 9-19, and four two-week sessions throughout the summer of the Children's Summer Day Camp, one of Southeastern’s oldest and most popular summer programs.

     ▪ Southeastern will also be the site of a variety of sports, dance team and cheerleader camps, coordinated by Continuing Education.

     For information on Continuing Education camps, visit or call 985-549-2301.

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