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UMFK to offer environment and college exploration

July 11, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle have collaborated to offer an environment and college exploration summer camp called “Go North.”

The camp is geared for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 and will be held from Sunday, August 5 through Thursday, August 9. The cost of the camp is $25 per child.

“The two Universities are using environmental issues and the natural world as its theme. The camp allows students to explore what college is like and how they can begin to prepare for it,” said Donald Eno, coordinator of academic outreach at UMFK. “The students will have a lot of fun and learn new things, as well as make new friends.”

The program will include meals and housing for two nights on the UMFK and UMPI campuses. Participants will take part in mini courses based on wildlife, astronomy, ecology and geology. The camp will offer many hands-on activities, field trips and other fun activities, such as swimming and outdoor games.

“UMFK and UMPI want to give the students an idea that going to college is fun as well as challenging,” added Eno.

The summer camp is being offered as part of a multi campus consortium. Plans are being considered, which will include the Machias campus in future camps.

The deadline for registration is Monday. July 23. To register, please contact Eno at 834-7835 and for more information on the camp, visit http://www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/outreach/ (link no longer available).