Registration open for BU's Quest Summer Adventure Camps

For immediate release: March 18, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Registration is open for a series of hands-on, science- and education-based summer camps at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's upper campus. Led by participants in BU's Quest program, youth camps will run Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A weekend camp for adults also is planned. The following camp sessions are scheduled:

- Adventure Camps: Designed for active children, the week-long camp for youths ages 10 to 14 will allow students to try a variety of Quest activities. Events include conquering a 50-foot climbing tower and 20-foot zip lines and rafting on the Susquehanna River. Participants may attend from June 15 to 19, July 27 to 31 or Aug. 17 to 21. A session from June 29 to July 3 is geared toward youths ages 14 to 17. Designed to enhance leadership skills, activities include whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

- Hands-On Science Camps: These camps are designed for students interested in hands-on, themed activities. "Earth Matters" from July 6 to 10 will focus on the environment and the role humans play. Time will be spent exploring and learning about the natural world and the ecosystem. "Momentum" from July 20 to 24 will use the outdoors for activities that explore machines, physics and engineering. "Core" from Aug. 10 to 14 refers to the core of the body. This camp will focus on bodies in motion, fitness and the science behind sport. Students will also learn about healthy lifestyles and staying physically active.

- Adult Summer Camp Weekend: The camp for participants ages 18 and older will begin in Bloomsburg with a brief introduction early on Saturday, June 27. The 32-hour trip will include rafting, kayaking, campfires and sleeping under the stars at a local state park while improving climbing and development skills. All equipment, instruction and transportation will be provided.

Registration is open for all camps. The cost for a one-week camp for children between the ages of 8 and 14 is $180, excluding lunch; the cost for the adult weekend camp is $100 and includes all equipment, instruction and transportation. A $10 discount will be provided after the first week for immediate families with multiple campers. Space is limited to 12 students per camp, but multiple camp session dates are provided. All camps are led and staffed by the Quest program at Bloomsburg University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.