Registration underway for Southeastern's Camp Discovery

Friday, April 10, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a summer camp for academically gifted students in grades 1 – 6 for the 2014-15 school year.

Sponsored by the Southeastern Department of Teaching and Learning, the camp is scheduled June 8-25, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Southeastern Laboratory School, located at 1200 North General Pershing in Hammond. The cost is $175 per child or $160 per child if registering multiple children from the same household.

"Ever wonder how something can start as a caterpillar and then emerge as a beautiful butterfly? Change occurs throughout all aspects of life," said Susan Zimlich, camp coordinator. "There is change found in writing and literature, math, art, science, social studies and more. Look at our world through the lens of a scientist, an artist, a writer and others. We will have fun projects and activities that help students learn and explore the process of change."

Zimlich said students who are academically gifted or academically advanced are invited to attend Camp Discovery. Students must be enrolled in a gifted program, be recommended by a teacher, or have successfully attended camp before.

Selection is based on academic qualification, grade level and the order that the application is received. Money will only be refunded if the student is not accepted into the program.

Camp Discovery is not open on Fridays. Zimlich said that parents should make appropriate transportation arrangements so that students arrive and depart each day in a timely manner. Students can be dropped off from 7:45 – 8 a.m. and picked up between 12-12:15 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact Zimlich at 985-549-5083 or at

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