July 6, 2010

Camps spring up in summer

In summer, the campus is a hotbed of activity with camps and seasonal sessions. There are sports camps for volleyball, lacrosse, tennis and more; music camps for bassoon and euphonium among others. There are academically oriented programs like Challenges and Champions, the Youth Theological Institute and the huge National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, which brings 1,000 high school juniors to campus throughout the summer. This year, chess camp hosted the USA women’s champion, who coached the campers, and assorted grand masters of the game. At any one time, “there are 8,000 to 10,000 folks on campus, usually about 50 groups,” says Sherry Ebrahimi, director of conferences. Programs needing food, lodging and meeting space go through her office.

“It’s a great way to bring in revenue for housing and for the University,” she adds.

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