Lakehead U Launches Active U: An Innovative Day Camp for Thunder Bay Youth
(June 27, 2012 – Thunder Bay, ON)
In a field straddling Ecole Gron Morgan Public School and
Corpus Christi Elementary, Lakehead University officially launched its new
Active U, a day camp program wherein grade 4-6 children learn and play through
a student-centered approach to cooperative physical activity and education.
Amanda Nesbitt, Coordinator of Programs and Initiatives for Lakehead Athletics, explains, “Active U is an all-inclusive program and much different from your typical summer camp. We invite all kids who want to have fun, be active and explore unique learning opportunities provided by Lakehead athletes and academics alike.”
This morning, students from Ecole Gron Morgan Public School and Corpus Christi Elementary were the first to get a feel for what Active U is all about. Also in attendance were Cathi Siemieniuk, Director of Lakehead Public Schools, Mike Thompson of the Thunder Bay District Catholic School Board, Lakehead Athletics Director Tom Warden and Lakehead President, Dr. Brian Stevenson.
“Active U is about active minds, active
bodies, and whose goal is to get kids engaged,” says Dr. Stevenson. “Lakehead
is reaching out to the community to help kids lead healthy lives for years to
Active U will take advantage of many of Lakehead’s facilities, such as the pool, gymnasium, outdoor fields and courts, classrooms and laboratories. During Active U’s inaugural year, Lakehead’s Faculty of Engineering will be providing hands-on learning experiences for Active U participants.
Active U runs for two one-week camps, the
first July 9-13, followed by the second, July 23-27. More details, including a
Parent’s Information Guide, can be found at www.activeu.ca.
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Media: For more information, please contact Amanda Nesbitt, Coordinator of Programs and Initiatives at (807) 343-8950 or email@example.com
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. More than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Orillia, and Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In Orillia, development continues on building a campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards.
Last updated June 27, 2012