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UREC Recreational Day Camp Returns for Sixth Summer

May 11, 2012. Calling all kids of the High Country! Camp UREC is back in action for its sixth summer with many new activities planned; this summer promises to be the best one yet. For five summers, Camp UREC has set the precedent as being the most energetic, most creative and most fun day camp in the High Country. So grab your parents, find a computer and get registered! Sessions run Monday through Friday from June 11 to June 29 and July 9 to July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Camp UREC is a recreational day camp based at Appalachian State University’s department of University Recreation. All counselors are ASU students and are sure to provide an unforgettable experience for campers. Campers range from rising 1st to rising 9th graders with groups and activities split accordingly. Supervision is a top priority. The counselors are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and to ensure safe participation in the most exciting way possible. Camp UREC also has two programmers who have carefully designed hundreds of activities with their creative flow and four directors who are there to make sure Camp UREC is the best program possible.

Camp UREC works with many aspects of University Recreation, including Outdoor Programs, Fitness and Aquatics to provide a range of fun activities that span from scaling the 50 foot indoor climbing wall to splashing in the Olympic-size swimming pool. A majority of the activities are facilitated outdoors, guaranteeing not only a great time, but plenty of fresh air. All campers will be enjoying a daily lunch in ASU’s central dining facility.

For summer 2012, Camp UREC is proud to expand on two great programs: Counselor-in-Training and Adventure Camp. Counselor-in-Training is a great option for rising 7th through rising 9th graders to shadow counselors, lead activities and learn all there is to know about being a great Camp UREC counselor. The CITs will work closely with an Assistant Director of Camp UREC to ensure they soak up all the valuable Camp UREC knowledge possible. Adventure Camp, facilitated by Outdoor Programs staff, is also for rising 7th through rising 9th graders. Campers will explore the High Country, participating in many fun activities, including hiking, outdoor swimming, canoeing and rock climbing. Both of these programs are an awesome way to expand your summer plans.

Be prepared to have a great time and participate in many fun activities. The fun never stops at Camp UREC! We have chosen theme weeks to plan our activities around. Those themes are: VIP week, Amazing Race, Superhero Challenge, Holiday Week, The Life Aquatic and Camp Rewind. A few of the activities you can look forward to experiencing are field days, kayaking in the pool, animal yoga, arts and crafts, hikes around campus, basketball, hula hoop relay, team building, bonding with friends and Counselors and many more!

To sign up for any of six weeks of camp, please either visit the Student Recreation Center in person located at 150 Bodenheimer Drive or gather information from