5/7/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Recreation Services has scheduled a number of week-long Summer Youth Camps that will be held during June and July this summer. The camps are for children ages 5 to 12 years old, while a new Counselor-in-Training program for children ages 13 to 16 also will be held.
The AU Camp Theme Weeks and dates include: Sports & Activities I - June 17-21; Challenge Week - June 24-28; Sports & Activities II - July 8-12; Adventure Week - July 15-19; Sports & Activities III - July 22-26; and Explorer’s Week - July 29-Aug 2. The Counselor-in-Training program will be held ongoing throughout all the weeks of the camps.
These camps provide children the opportunity to participate in various activities that teach them teamwork and emphasize the importance of physical activity in living a healthy life. All camps are held in the Arthur L. and Maxine Sheets Rybolt Sport Sciences and Recreation Center on the AU campus.
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is an educational program with specific objectives designed to develop technical skills and communication skills necessary to become an effective camp counselor. The CITs help in all aspects of leading games, activities, snacks and crafts, including set-up and clean-up. CITs serve as positive role models to younger campers to help create a positive and energetic environment for the camp community. CITs are not paid and are expected to participate in all camp games and activities. Counselors in Training are generally 13 to 16 years old at the time of camp. All CIT applicants should show a strong interest of working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic and the ability to have fun.
The Recreation Center has one multi-purpose and two basketball courts, climbing and bouldering walls, a golf simulator, two racquetball courts, an aerobics room, a 5,000 square foot fitness center and weight room, game room and equipment check out area, swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and juice bar. The second level offers a three-lane jogging track that overlooks the gymnasium area.
Additional information on the specific camps are available online at: https://www.ashland.edu/student-affairs/getting-involved/recreational-services/community-programming/summer-youth-camps .
Interested candidates can contact Assistant Director of Programs Krista Chauvin at 419.207.6174 for an application or an online registration form is available at: https://www.ashland.edu/student-affairs/sites/ashland.edu.student-affairs/files/2019_youth_summer_camp_final.pdf
For further questions, contact Rec Services at 419.289.5440 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###