April 17, 2006

SIUC to sponsor summer swim day camp

by Carmen Bell

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale is sponsoring a swim day camp this summer.

The camp is for swimmers eight to 15 years old, with emphasis on having fun in water sports and games. The camp will utilize the swimming pool at the Student Recreation Center.

In addition to swimming and diving, campers will have fun at the Campus Lake. If weather permits, a beach pizza party, canoeing, paddle boating and other outside activities will be a part of camp activities.

Additional daily activities in the Student Center will include bowling, billiards, and arts and crafts activities. Campers will receive a computerized student meal debit card that will enable them to eat lunch at any of the restaurants in the Student Center.

Saluki Swim Camp is set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 5-19. In order to attend, campers must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards. Registration is $195 prior to May 19 and $225 after. Early registration is recommended.

For more information, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit www.dce.siu.edu.

Offering education and training activities for a variety of pre-adult age groups is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.