SLU’s ‘Camp Rec’ to kick off May 27

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting 10 weeks of “Camp Rec” this summer.

Created for children ages 5 to 12, the camp is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and stay physically active while developing social skills, confidence and independence, SLU officials said in a recent news release.

Camp Rec is offered weekly beginning May 27 and ending Aug. 8. Camp Rec will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, located at University and General Pershing avenues.

Dollie Hebert-Crouch, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, said each week has a theme and that activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, swimming and field trips.

The weekly fee of $135 for campers and $125 for siblings includes breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as a Camp Rec T-shirt.

Early drop-off at 7 a.m. is free. Late pickup, from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., is $35 per camper for the week.

Registration for Camp Rec is $40 per family and is waived for Pennington Student Activity Center members.

To register, call (985) 549-5734 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center.