Southeastern to host Camp Rec summer 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting 11 weeks of “Camp Rec” this summer.
     Created for children ages 5 to 13, the camp is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and be physically active while developing social skills, confidence and independence.
     Camp Rec is offered weekly beginning May 29 and ending Aug. 4. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Camp Rec will have a variety of activities planned throughout the week 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.
     “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.”
     In order to reserve specific weeks of camp, a $25 reservation fee that is credited to the total for that week is required. The weekly fee of $145 for campers and $140 for siblings includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks each day as well as a Camp Rec t-shirt. Walk up or late registration fee is $160.
     Early hours from 7 to 9 a.m. and after care from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., are offered at the rate of $15 per week for one and $30 per week for both early and late care. Registration for Camp Rec is $50 per family and is waived for Pennington Student Activity Center members, and families who previously registered for Camp Rec: Summer 2016.
     For those looking for activities for children the week of spring break, Rec Sports and Wellness offers a spring break week-long camp, April 17-21, and is taking reservations now.
     To register for a camp or for more information, contact Kathy Cusimano, assistant director of field experience and youth programs, at 985-549-2353 or

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