Registration open for Southeastern's Rec Sports and Wellness summer camps

Thursday, June 2, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is offering several summer activities for kids this summer, with everything from week long summer camps to swimming lessons.
     Created for children ages 5 to 13, “Camp Rec” is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and stay physically active while developing social skills, confidence and independence.
    Camp Rec is offered weekly through July 29. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Camp Rec will have a variety of activities planned throughout the summer and will take place in the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue.
     Dollie Hebert-Crouch, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, said each week’s focus is intended to improve a child’s health and fitness and build self-confidence through activities that include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, swimming, and field trips. New to Camp Rec this year are culinary and robotics activities.
    “We are committed to creating an unforgettable summer camp experience in a safe and supportive environment,” said Hebert-Crouch. “The Camp Rec experience is fun, exciting and filled with challenging activities that teach the campers the values of trust, friendship and teamwork.”
    Field trips planned for this year’s camps are as follows: June 6 – 10, Yogi Bear Park; June 13 – 17, Hammond Fire Department, Hammond Police Department and Water Day; June 20 – 14: AMC Theaters to see “Finding Dory;” June 27 - July 1, Aquarium of the Americas; July 5 – 8, Louisiana Arts and Science Museum; July 11 – 15, Hammond Regional Airport and Water Day; July 18 – 22, Bowling and Water Day; and July 25 – 29, Elevation Station.
    The weekly fee of $145 for campers and $140 for siblings includes breakfast and snacks each day, as well as a Camp Rec t-shirt. Weekly field trips are also included in the camp fee. Early drop off at 7 a.m. and late pickup, from 4 - 5:45 p.m. is $30 per camper for the week for both or $15 for either early drop off or late pickup. Registration for Camp Rec is $50 per family and is waived for Pennington Student Activity Center members.
    In addition to Camp Rec, Recreational Sports and Wellness is also offering a Judo camp and swimming lessons this summer. Swimming lessons are offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the Kinesiology Building pool. The fee is $60 per week for Camp Rec campers and $75 per week for non-campers.
    The Judo Camp is scheduled June 20 – July 1, Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost for the two-week camp is $175.
     To register, or for more information, call 985-549-5591.

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