News release
Public Information Office  SLU 10880  Hammond, LA 70402  publicinfo@selu.edu  www.selu.edu/news  phone: 985-549-2341  fax: 985-549-2061


Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 6/4/02
 
VARIETY OF SUMMER CAMPS OFFERED AT SOUTHEASTERN 
     HAMMOND -- Registration is now underway for Southeastern Louisiana University's summer day camp and specialty camps in art, music, dance and cheerleading.
     Young artists, ages six to13 can participate in the Department of Visual Arts and Department of Continuing Education's Children's Art Education Workshops, July 8-18. Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
     Participants will create a variety of artwork in different media based on the theme "Telling Our Tales: Storytelling in Art." Campers will create mixed media artworks and collages, drawings, paintings, monoprints, and reliefs with Model Magic. Older participants will also explore photography. 
     Students' work will be displayed in an open house at the end of the program. Enrollment is limited and is not guaranteed unless the registration fee accompanies the registration form. 
     Southeastern's Summer Day Camp is open to children ages 5-10 and provides a variety of sport skill acquisition, physical fitness and recreational games. Campers will participate in various team and individual sports, as well as recreational swimming and crafts.  
     With one session already underway, three two-week sessons are scheduled June 17-28 (Session II), July 8-19 (Session III); and July 22-August 2 (Session IV).  
     The camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended day care is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending 5 p.m. Deadlines for registration and payment of fees are 4:30 p.m. June 14 for Session II, July 5 for Session III, and July 19 for Session IV.
     Budding musicians who have finished the fourth through tenth grades, but not the eleventh grade, can participate in the Young Musicians' Camp, July 8-19, with sessions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Age and experience requirements for string and piano players are more flexible. 
     The camp, directed by veteran Southeastern music professor Jerry Voorhees, includes band, small ensembles, evening recitals, choral singing, music theory, private lessons, and recreation, including swimming at the University pool.
     Southeastern hosts several camps for school cheerleader, drill and dance squads throughout the summer. Camps include the Universal Cheerleaders Association, June 30-July 3, and July 16-19; National Cheerleaders Association, June 13-16; Southwestern Cheerleaders Association, June 20-23.
     The Universal Dance Association, July 8-11 and July 12-15, offers drill techniques, parade routines and precision kick routines. The Universal Dance Association Elite Camp will be held June 10-13 instructing competition oriented teams on choreography and techniques. National Dance Alliance, June 13-16, will instruct a variety of dance styles, including jazz, high kick, pom pon, prop, novelty, military routines to the latest music and top band arrangements, and the fundamentals in marching, including entrance and exit basics. American All-Star will also hold a camp June 17-20, where trained professionals will exhibit team building activities, challenging choreography, and encourage positive attributes.
     To register or for further information, contact Southeastern Continuing Education at 985- 549-2301 or 1-800-256-2771. Information is also available online at www.selu.edu/Academics/ContEd.

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