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Registration continues for 'Academic Adventure' summer camps

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Registration is continuing and space is still available in a number of Southeastern Louisiana University’s popular “Academic Adventures” summer camps for elementary students.

     Although the first camp – Space and Rockets, scheduled for June 23-27 – is filled, Academic Adventure Coordinator Linda Munchausen said parents can still sign up their youngsters for summer fun with electronic gadgets, sports science, science mysteries, writing, music, and art.

     Southeastern summer camps include:

     ▪ The Young Writers Camp, June 23-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., weekdays, Lab School, $195. Children ages 8-14 will be able to write to their heart's content under the guidance of the faculty of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project. Daily activities will include writing, connecting the writing process with photography and print-making, story quilts, cartooning, and other creative activities incorporating reading, writing, and art. Campers will publish their work in a camp anthology and will present their best work to parents and friends at a "Coffee House Reading." Additional information is available by contacting Beth Calloway or Richard Louth,, 985-549-2102/2100.

     ▪ “Gizmo’s Gadgets and Goop,” July 7-11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., weekdays, Lab School, $215. Science and imagination join forces as children entering grades 2-5 build electronic gadgets while learning basic principles of electricity. Campers will explore the science behind batteries, bulbs and buzzers, and enter the “Invention Dimension” to design and create motorized K’Nex racers, roller coasters, planes and more.

     Children's Art Workshop, July 7-17 (Monday-Thursday), Clark Hall annex, $50. Campers ages 5-14 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 "Let’s ‘Bee’ Creative" students will model with Crayola's Model Magic, create mixed media collages and their own stencils, paint paintings, and make nature prints. Children 10-14 years of age will complete two fabric art projects. Children enrolled in the workshop will be instructed by art students who will be supervised by Yvonne James.

     ▪ Southeastern Music Festival, weekdays July 7-18, Pottle Music Building, $325.  Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during the first week and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. during the second week. Now in its 15th 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.

     ▪ “Extreme Sports Science,” July 21-25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., weekdays, Lab School, $215. Campers entering grades 2-5 will build a fitness kit and study basic human anatomy. As they take part in wacky competitions and go for the gold in the closing ceremonies, they will listen to their heartbeat with a stethoscope, measure their pulse, build a skeleton, and explore the buoyancy of swimming, the tricks to balance and the aerodynamics of racing. From learning about wellness to understanding the human body’s amazing capabilities, the camp delivers a healthy dose of fitness and science.

     ▪ “Science Detectives,” July 28-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., weekdays, Lab School, $215. Campers will build their own Science Detective kit, including flashlights, microscopes, and periscopes. They will put the tools to the test exploring the science mysteries behind magnets, phosphorescence and invisible ink. They will also use forensics to discover the “culprit” behind a missing ice cream recipe, make ice cream and earn a “Science Adventures Detective Badge.” The session will be open to students entering grades 2-5.

     Extended care is available from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for an additional $10 for “Gizmo’s Gadgets and Goop,” “Extreme Sports Science,” and “Science Detectives.”

     For information and registration forms for Southeastern summer camps visit or contact Munchausen, 985-549-3935, or Southeastern Continuing Education, 985-549-2301.

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