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Learn about LIU Post Youth Camps at Open House

Open House at Winnick Student Center on April 12

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Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
516-299-4177

youthThe LIU Post Youth Programs invite local residents to attend an open house to learn more about the university’s day camp, specialty camps, a performing arts academy program, and academic enrichment camps in literacy, reading strategies, writing, and math.

The open house will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to Noon in Winnick Student Center at LIU Post.

The following youth programs will be offered at LIU Post this summer:

• Traditional Day Camp: Held from June 30 to Aug. 15, for children ages five to 15, it includes a wide selection of activities, such as swimming, art, sports, computers, cooking, dance, drama, music, nature, and recreation targeted to various age groups. The camp runs from 9 a.m. (drop off from 8:15 a.m.) to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An after camp program is available for an additional fee from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

• Specialty Camps: For an additional fee, the summer day camp can be enriched with one of the following specialty programs:

  • Horseback Riding: Campers ages eight to 15 will discover the fundamentals of taking care of and riding horses. Riding will take place at the North Shore Equestrian Center on campus. Campers who choose this program will spend part of their camp session at the equestrian center.
  • Post Camp Got Talent: Campers ages five to 15 can join the talent program, where they will spend time each day with a coach will train them to participate in the talent show on July 25, where campers perform a song, dance, comedy act, magical act, or other talent.
  • Cheerleading Camp: This program is open to campers ages five to 15, who will work in groups organized according to age and skill level. The program is designed to build self-confidence and enthusiasm in a fun, relaxing environment.
  • Academic Enrichment Camp: Academic camps, focused on reading, writing, or math, are being offered to grades K to three will be held in the afternoon.
  • Literacy Assessment: This class, open to grades two to six, offers individual reading assessment, followed by remedial or enrichment work conducted by the same clinician, with a goal to improve reading/writing skills.

• Performing Arts Academy program: This is a three-week program, from Aug. 4 to 22. Students in grades five to nine choose a band or chorus focus, and then choose three electives from the following: fine art, drum circles, dance, musical theatre, jazz band, music theory, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, guitar ensemble, vocal lessons, and instrumental lessons. Students in grades one to four have a youth chorus focus, and then choose three electives from the following: drum circles, fine art, investigating music, and recreation. At the end of the program, there will be a Summer Concert Series at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 21 and 22.

“LIU Post Youth Camps have something for everyone and the open house is a great time to check out our programming and meet the staff and counselors,” said Nickolette Kacharaba, director of LIU Post Youth Campus. “Our program combines education, fun, and friendship-building skills for a lifetime.”

LIU Post Youth Camps offer the highest quality in education and recreation and are nationally accredited by the American Camping Association, and approved by the Nassau County Department of Health. Tuition fees vary for each camp. LIU Post employees receive a 25 percent discount for all camps. For more information contact the camps director, Nickolette Kacharaba, at post-youthcamps@liu.edu or call 516-299-4004. Visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/LIUPostYouthCamps or LIU website at liu.edu/post/youthcamps.

Posted 04/04/2014

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