July 14, 2011
Media Advisory -- Summer Camps
Summer camps and activities at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are in full force and offer plenty of opportunities for stories and images.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE), Student Recreation Center and Touch of Nature Environmental Center are hosting a variety of camps through July 22. The schedule for each camp, specific information about each camp and ideal times for media visits are listed below.
• Camp Little Giant’s Camp Shawnee I runs July 17-22 at Touch of Nature. The camp is for youths ages 8-21 with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities. Campers will enjoy outdoor recreational activities utilizing the boat dock, beach, craft area, dining hall and lodge. To arrange a media visit, contact Vicki Lang-Mendenhall at 618/453-1122 ext. 231 or by emailing email@example.com.
• The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s 2011 Summer Transportation Institute started on July 11 and runs until July 22. This free camp is designed for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9 with an interest in math and science. For more information contact Chris Pearson at 618/453-7712 or DCE at 618/536-7751, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy, July 17-22 at the Southern Illinois Airport. This weeklong residential camp is designed to give high school students an opportunity to learn more about the variety of careers available in the field of aviation. For more information, contact Steve Goetz at 618/453-5230 or email email@example.com.
• The Great Outdoors, July 18-22 at the Student Recreation Center. This Dawg Days at the Rec camp gives provides campers with an introduction to outdoor recreation activities. To set up a media visit, contact Kathy Hollister at 618/453-1277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Around the World in 5 Days, July 18-22 at the Student Recreation Center. This camp emphasizes and embraces diversity through games, activities and crafts played all over the world. For media opportunities, contact Kathy Hollister at 618/453-1277 or email email@example.com.
• Forensic Science Camp, July 18- 22 at Quigley Hall. Campers in grades 1-5 will solve mysteries with science as they experience forensics. For more information or to schedule a media visit, contact Jackie Welch at 618/536-7751 or DCE at 618/536-7751.
• Creative Art Medley Workshops, July 18-22 at Quigley Hall. Through multiple art workshops, students will work with a variety of media and art forms to improve their understanding of the elements of art. To schedule a media appointment, contact Jackie Welch at 618/536-7751 or DCE at 618/536-7751.
• Jr. Saluki U, sessions I and II are July 18-22. This brand new opportunity for kids in grades 1-5 offers academic enrichment classes to expand a child’s interest and creativity in a particular subject. Classes include forensic science, LEGOs and art. For more information or to set up a media visit, contact Jackie Welch at 618/536-7751 or DCE at 618/536-7751.