|SOUTHEASTERN OFFERS “ACADEMIC ADVENTURES” SUMMER CAMPS IN HAMMOND,
HAMMOND -- Parents looking
for summer activities for their children will find a variety of Southeastern
Louisiana University camps that partner fun with learning and creativity.
“Academic Adventures” features
15 camps focusing on sciences, foreign languages, art, music, and history
for children in elementary through high school grades.
Most camps will be held
on Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond and, for the first time, at the
university’s St. Tammany Center north of Mandeville.
The camps will challenge
and entertain young learners of all ages, said Tammy Bourg, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences. The college – which will become the College
of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on June 1 – in sponsoring the camps
along with the new College of Science and Technology and Division of Continuing
“We are very pleased to
be offering young students opportunities such as learning about languages
and cultures, visiting Louisiana’s fragile wetlands, launching rockets,
building robots, and expressing themselves through art, writing and music,”
Bourg said. She added that all camps will be headed by Southeastern faculty,
undergraduate and graduate students and certified teachers.
“I taught one of the science
camps last summer and had as much fun as the children,” said camps coordinator
Linda Munchausen, a veteran chemistry professor and former head of the
Department of Chemistry and Physics. “These summer camps are about having
fun with learning activities. Be prepared for evenings of non-stop ‘Mom,
guess what we did at camp today?’ or ‘Dad, did you know that ...?’ Also
plan to set up a display area, because campers will bring home their creations
each day to show you what they have learned.”
Information about the camps
and downloadable registration forms are available online at www.selu.edu/summercamps
or through Bourg’s office, Fayard Hall, room 302, 985-549-2101. Specific
questions about individual camps may be directed to Munchausen, 985-549-3935,
Registration is underway,
and early sign-up is encouraged. Most of the camps offer before and after
care for an additional $15 per camp.
Camps at the St. Tammany Center,
located on the third floor of the St. Tammany Administrative Complex on
Koop Drive off the intersection of I-12 and Louisiana 59, are “Space and
Rocketry,” June 6-10; “French,” June 20-24; “Kids Just Like You Became
Famous Explorers,” July 11-15; “Digital Arts Camp,” July 18-22; and “Spanish,”
On Southeastern’s main campus
in Hammond, students can enroll in “Spanish,” June 13-17; “Clay Expressions,”
June 13-24; “Mystery of the Lost Pirate Treasure,” June 20-24; “Painting
Workshop,” June 27-July 1; “Italian,” July 11-15; “Children’s Art Education
Workshop,” July 11-21 (weekdays); “Fantastic Physics Fun,” July 18-22;
“Gizmo’s Robot Factory,” July 25-29, and the “Southeastern Music Festival”
(formerly the Young Musicians Camp), July 5-15 (weekdays).
The Young Writer’s Camp will be
held at the Hammond Regional Arts Center in downtown Hammond August 1-5,
while the Wacky Wetlands Weekend will be held at the Turtle Cove Environmental
Research Station on Pass Manchac June 15-17 for girls, and June 22-24 for
Southeastern will also host additional
recreation, education, and sports camps coordinated by the Division of
Continuing Education throughout the summer. For more information, contact
Continuing Education at 985-549-2301 or visit www.selu.edu/Academics/ContEd/.