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Summer sports camp helps kids develop active lifestyle

Children ages 5 to 12 can register for one or both sessions of the Coed Summer Sports Camp 2000 to be held at New Mexico State University. The camp is divided into two sessions, July 3- 21 and July 24 through Aug. 11.

Participants can sign up Monday through Friday, excluding July 4, at the James Delamater Activity Center Room 204.

"The purpose of the camp is to make children want to be involved in physical activities throughout their lives," said David Wittenburg, camp director and assistant professor of physical education at NMSU. "We work individually with each student, helping to facilitate physical and cognitive development through sports skills."

Some of the activities campers will participate in are softball, volleyball, badminton, football, basketball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, swimming, lacrosse and cooperative games. During the last days of the second session, an optional overnight camping trip in the Cloudcroft area is available for campers age 9 to 12.

Both sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. No session will be held on July 4.

The NMSU Sports Camp is sponsored by the department of physical education, recreation and dance at NMSU. The staff is made up of professional physical educators, experienced sports camp staff and education majors from NMSU.

The cost per child is $195 for each three-week session, $365 for the whole six weeks and an additional $20 for the overnight camping trip. There is a $15 discount for each additional camper within the same family. Pre- and post-camp supervision is available from 7:30-9 a.m. at $3 a day, and from 3-5:30 p.m. at $5 a day.

For registration information, call the department of physical education at NMSU at (505) 646-2215.

Sarah Lautman
July 3, 2000