Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness is hosting 11 weeks of Camp Rec this summer.

Created for children ages 5 to 13, the camp is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and be physically active while developing social skills, confidence and independence, according to a news release.

Camp Rec is offered weekly beginning May 29 and ending Aug. 4. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the camp will take place in the Pennington Student Activity Center, corner of University and General Pershing avenues.

Dollie Hebert-Crouch, director of Recreational Sports and Wellness, said each week’s focus is intended to improve a child’s health and fitness and build self-confidence through activities that include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, swimming and field trips.

“We are committed to creating an unforgettable summer camp experience in a safe and supportive environment,” Hebert-Crouch said. “The Camp Rec experience is fun, exciting and filled with challenging activities that teach the campers the values of trust, friendship and teamwork.”

A $25 reservation fee that is credited to the total for that week is required to reserve specific weeks of camp. The weekly fee of $145 for campers and $140 for siblings includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks as well as a T-shirt. Walk-up or late registration fee is $160.

Early hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and after care from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., are offered at the rate of $15 per week for one and $30 per week for both. Registration for Camp Rec is $50 per family and is waived for Pennington Student Activity Center members and families who previously registered for Camp Rec: Summer 2016.

For those looking for activities for children during spring break, Recreational Sports and Wellness offers a weeklong camp April 17-21 and is taking reservations.

To register or for information, contact Kathy Cusimano, assistant director of field experience and youth programs, at (985) 549-2353 or