Southeastern's Division of Extended Studies announces camp registration

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: April 16, 2013


     HAMMOND – The Division of Extended Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University announces camp registration for Summer Day Camp 2013, Zoom into Careers and Art Camp beginning April 22.
     Space is limited for all camps, and applications will be accepted online, by phone at 985-549-2301, fax at 985-549-5078 or by visiting the Extended Studies office in the University Center, room 103.
     Southeastern's Summer Day Camp includes a variety of activities, such as physical fitness, recreational games and academic activities for boys and girls pre-k through sixth grade. Campers must be five years old by the end of December 2013.
     "In addition to recreational activities such as swimming, campers may choose to participate in a variety of cultural and academic activities such as "music sampling" with Southeastern's Community Music School and "financial fitness" from Southeastern's Economic Education Collaborative," said Tom Dawsey, Summer Day Camp director.
     Associate Directors Louis Dugas, Southeastern instructor for health and physical teacher education, and Tanya Hammons, Livingston Parish dual language pre-k instructor, bring a wealth of recreational and child care experience to the enhanced 2013 Summer Day Camp. Dugas and Hammons will oversee daily camp operations, activities, and counselors. Camp counselors are trained graduate and undergraduate students from Southeastern's programs in education and kinesiology.
     Four sessions will be offered this summer: Session 1- May 28-June 7, Session 2- June 10-21, Session 3- June 24- July 12, with the week of July 1 off, and Session 4- July 15-26. The cost of each two-week session is $220. Daily camp activities will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Children may be dropped off for pre-camp activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. and pick up will be 5 p.m.
     For older students, Zoom into Careers early bird registration discount is still underway through April 26. Zoom into Careers junior high and high school workshops include 14 career exploration workshops: Zoom into Animation, Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Health Care Administration, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Kinesiology, Moviemaking, Photography, Radio, Television, Theatre, Web Design, and Welding. For more information and to catch the early bird discount, visit
     Also, children ages 5-14 are invited to participate in Art Camp this July. Students will enjoy creating a variety of artwork using different media such as Crayola's Model Magic, mixed media collages, stencils, paint painting, and nature prints. Art Camp will be held from July 8-18, Monday through Thursday with sessions in the morning from 9:30-11 a.m. or afternoon from 2-3:30 p.m. Southeastern Instructor Kim Finley and art education students will teach each session. The cost of the camp is $60.
     For more information or to register online, visit or call 985-549-2301. Online registration will be available for the Summer Day Camp and Zoom into Careers only. Printable applications for both the day camp and art workshop can be dropped off at the University Center, room 103 or mailed to Extended Studies, SLU 10858, Hammond, La. 70402.




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