January 30, 2007

Swim day camp will focus on fun in the water

by Chase Goble

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Division of Continuing Education is offering a swim day camp designed to expose participants to the enjoyment of swimming.

The camp is designed for 8- to 15-year-old campers. The emphasis is on having fun in water sports and games. The camp will utilize the swimming pool at the Student Recreation Center, which will be reserved exclusively for the camp.

In addition to swimming and diving, campers will have fun at the SIUC's 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 our Student Center will include bowling, billiards, and arts and crafts activities in the Student Center Craft Shop. Campers will receive a computerized student meal debit card for lunch that will enable them to eat at any of the restaurants in the Student Center.

This is not a "learn how to swim camp." To enjoy the water activities in this camp, the campers must be able to swim a minimum of 25 yards.

Saluki Swim Camp is set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4-8. The fee is $195 prior to May 18 and $225 after that date. Early registration is recommended.

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