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Kent State’s Department of Recreational Services Hosts 14th Annual PEAK Summer Camp

Posted June 9, 2014
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Participants get creative at the Kent State University PEAK
Summer Camp that is hosted by Kent State's Department of
Recreational Services.

This summer marks the 14th consecutive year of PEAK Summer Camp, hosted by Kent State University’s Department of Recreational Services.

Beginning June 9, children ages six to 12 can participate in up to nine uniquely themed weeks of fun and character-building activities, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will be entertained throughout the summer and learn about dinosaurs in the Camp Before Time, play a multitude of sports during the five days of X-Treme Fun and explore the mysteries of wild animals during Zoofari.

A Leaders-in-Training program also will be available for 13- to 15-years-olds.

“The social interaction campers get with other children is the most important part,” says Phelan Fletcher, camp director. “They get a varied experience. Campers get to swim and have a great time with a little bit of learning mixed in – in a fun environment.”

The camp counselors are trustworthy and responsible Kent State students. They undergo mandatory training that lasts a week and a half and includes American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, first-aid training and must undergo a background test, Fletcher says.

Kent State faculty, staff, students and members of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center can enroll their children at a discounted price of $135. In addition to the regular camp hours, parents have the option of registering their children for before-care, 7:30 to 9 a.m., and after-care, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at an additional cost. The camp is open to the public for $160 per child. There also is a $15 discount for the second child from a household enrolled in the same session of camp.