Shaunte Thomas/Contributing Writer
For the first time, FIU will roll out a summer camp for younger kids at the end of summer.
Panther Adventure Recreation Camp aims at mixing fun and educational activities for all campers. This is not a camp that simply engages in just leisure activities, instead they are a structured recreational program.
Arleen Rodriguez, who oversees PARC, aims to elevate awareness in various activities through activities.
“PARC is here to promote creativity, health and wellness through recreation and outdoor adventure,” said Rodriguez to Student Media.
Some of the activities offered include archery, nature hikes, STEM, arts & crafts and aquatics.
The camp is currently accepting applications for campers ranging from ages five to 12. The camper to camp counselor ratio of one to six for 5 year-old campers, and from one to eight for ages six years and above. All camp directors and counselors went through an extensive 20-hour training on topics of severe weather, CPR, first aid and fire drills.
Prices vary among statuses of the parents, whether they are an FIU affiliate, member of the wellness and recreation center or community member. Lunch and snacks, along with activities, are included in the price.
PARC will also have themed weeks, where campers will be able to dress up for the according themes the Friday of that week such as; Star Wars, Superheroes, Wild West and Welcome to the Jungle.
The camp will run Monday through Friday from July 30 through August 17.
For more information and application deadlines, you can go to their website at go.fiu.edu/PARC or email Rodriguez at email@example.com.