Southeastern to host Camp Rec Back to School Blast

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: July 11, 2013


     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting a "Back to School Blast," a two week-long camp July 29 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 - 9.
     Created for children ages 5 to 12, the "Back to School Blast" is an option for parents looking for one last camp before school starts.
     Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Camp Rec. will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.
     Registration includes breakfast, lunch and snacks each day. Early camper drop-off and pick-up are provided at 6:50 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., respectively.
     Registration for the camp is $125 per week, with a $15 discount for each additional sibling per family and includes breakfast, lunch and two snacks. For more information or to register, call 985-549-5591, or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.
     Dollie Hebert-Crouch, director of recreational sports and wellness, said the camp will include a wide variety of fun activities that facilitate learning as well.
     "Camp Rec is a unique camp that focuses on creating a fun, safe atmosphere for kids to play and learn. Our daily program features sports, games, fitness activities, nutrition, crafts, swimming, field trips and camp performances all designed so kids will have an absolute, total blast," said Hebert-Crouch.
     "Camp Rec facilitators and counselors work to create a setting of exploration and discovery, where children build self-esteem and self-confidence and learn about teamwork and friendship," she added. "There are three principles that are woven into Camp Rec: safety - the campers' safety is our number one priority; monitoring - each camper deserves to have an amazing camp experience; and wellness - at Camp Rec we treat the children like our own."




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