Southeastern to host Camp Rec summer 2018, open house May 24


Thursday, May 10, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is ready to rock, roll, and roar as an official ASTRO CAMP® 2018 during 11 weeks of “Camp Rec” this summer. An open house is scheduled May 24, at 6 p.m., at the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue, for interested individuals to meet camp counselors and learn more about this year’s camp.
     Created for children ages 4 to 12 with themes like “Together We Go Farther, Moon, Mars & Beyond,” 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. 8. Scheduled from 8 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.
     “This year’s camp will include training and activities received straight from NASA,” said Director of Recreational Sports and Wellness Seth Thomas. “Our weekly day camp is full of a variety of activities, including but not limited to NASA explorations, STEM activities, indoor swimming, sports, games, culinary activities, weekly celebrations of our Campers of the Week, and our amazing off-campus field trip adventures.”
     Thomas 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, team building, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, relay races and more.
     “We are committed to creating an unforgettable summer camp experience in a safe and supportive environment,” said Thomas. “The Camp Rec experience is fun, exciting and filled with challenging activities that teach the campers the values of trust, friendship and teamwork.”
     “Our camp counselors are all Southeastern students trained in CPR, First Aid and Darkness to Light,” Thomas added. “We also offer a wonderful opportunity for a select number of 13-15 year olds to serve as junior counselors. Those interested can contact Assistant Director of Field Experience and Youth Programs Kathy Cusimano at 985-549-2353 for more information.”
     The weekly fee of $160 for campers includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack, field trip and all the supplies needed for the week. One t-shirt per child is included with the first week of tuition. Registration is available at
     Early hours from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. and after care from 4:15 to 6 p.m., are offered at the rate of $15 per week for one and $30 per week for both early and late care.
     To register for a camp or for more information, contact Cusimano, at 985-549-2353 or

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