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IT'S A BUSY AND FUN SUMMER ON CAMPUS AT UMFK

June 26, 2008

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No classes?  No problem.  There are plenty of other programs to keep you busy, pique your curiosity, or enrich you culturally this summer on the campus of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. 

Since commencement in early May, the campus has held two, three-week academic sessions and one, six-week session. Another six-week session begins on July 7.  A 12-week session, which began in mid-May, concludes in mid-August. 

UMFK also hosted the state convention of Business and Professional Women, earlier this month. 

But academic offerings and conventions are just some of the many activities taking place on the Fort Kent campus this summer.  Below are some upcoming programs:         

French Camp for Kids (ages 5-9) will be held from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.  The UMFK Office of Academic Outreach will sponsor the four-day French-language immersion camp for school children.  Classes will be led by a certified French language instructor with lessons primarily given in French. The camp includes games, crafts, vocabulary and other fun activities.   It is a great way for children to begin or build upon their French-language skills.  Contact Don Eno at 834-7835 for more information.        

Bengal Soccer Camp is back.  The fan favorite will be held from Monday, June 30 through Thursday July 3 at the UMFK Sports Center.  Grades K-2 will meet daily from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and grades 3-8 will meet daily from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Lucas Levesque, UMFK women’s soccer coach, is the camp director. The action-packed week includes fundamental instruction; guest lectures; demonstrations; camp T-shirts; games & contests; and awards and prizes.  Call (888)879-8635 ext. 7876 for further information.

Nursing Discovery Camp will be held Monday, July 7 through Thursday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations on campus.  You will be introduced to all of the wonderful opportunities in nursing.  Campers will have the chance to job shadow nurses at Northern Maine Medical Center and experience college life.  Campers will earn a CPR Certification; experience patient simulations; live the experiences of a real nurse; and learn First Aid skills.  Contact Don Eno at 834-7835 for more information.          

Bengal 2008 Basketball Camp for boys and girls.  Boy’s camp is Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18.  Girl’s camp is Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25.  Grades K-2 meet daily from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and grades 3-8 meet daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The camp staff will feature top high school and college coaches and players from the St. John Valley, and beyond. Eric Werntgen, UMFK men’s basketball coach, is the camp director.  The camp includes fundamental instruction; daily games & contests; lectures & demonstrations; camp T-shirts; awards and prizes. Lunch is included for grades 3-8 campers.  Call (888)879-8635 ext. 7828 for further information.         

Elementary French II is offered for three academic credits. The course will be held from held Monday, July 21 through Saturday July, 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations on the UMFK campus.  Elementary French II is an intensive French language immersion program for intermediate and advanced-level francophone's who want to expand their skills.  Classes meet all day and evening activities are included. The program includes field trips.  Housing is available.  Contact Don Eno at 834-7835 for more information. 

Thanks to UMFK, you’ll have plenty to write about when composing your “What I did during summer vacation” essay.  ###