Press Release for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fun, Adventure and Sports Available at UNF Summer Camps

Contact: Joanna Norris, Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s Department of Campus Recreation will offer two great camps this summer, including Youth Sports and Fitness Camp as well as EcoCamp.

Summer camp registration is now open for both camps. All registration will be done online. Visit www.unf.edu/recreation/camps/ to register for either of the summer camps. If you need help registering your child, call the Department of Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNF Student Wellness Complex, Building 61.

This summer marks the 33rd year for UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, which begins Monday, June 9, and ends Friday, Aug. 8, for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. The camp utilizes the state-of-the-art facilities on the UNF campus, like the Student Union, UNF Arena, Student Wellnes Complex, which features and indoor rock-climbing wall, outdoor ropes course and zip line and more. Each day offers something different for campers, including flag football, stickball, tennis, track, soccer, arts and crafts, plus field trips every week to locations like Little Talbot Island, Adventure Landing, a Suns baseball game, bowling and more.

Parents can drop off campers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m. The cost is $185 per week per camper for the general public. The cost is $120 per week for UNF students, $140 per week for UNF USPS employees and $150 per week for UNF A&P employees. A 10 percent discount is available for multiple children and active military (ID required). Parents will need to provide lunch and the camp will provide an afternoon snack. The camp offers a lunch option for an additional $35 per week, including a bag lunch on field trip days.

EcoCamp, a fun outdoor summer camp, will be held Monday, June 9, through Friday, Aug. 1, for children ages 6 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $200 per week for the general public and is $185 a week for UNF faculty, staff, students, active military and multiple children. Optional before and after care is $50 per week. Parents can drop off campers at 7:30 a.m. and can pick them up by 6 p.m.

For more information about both camps, visit www.unf.edu/recreation/camps/ or call the UNF Department of Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998. The University offers several youth and summer camp programs. To find out more about other camps, visit http://www.unf.edu/camps/.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.



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