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2013 UT Tyler Summer Camps announced

TYLER, March 29, 2013-- The University of Texas at Tyler offers various activities this summer for East Texas children, UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry announced.

The Patriot Academy of Physical Activity offers exceptional physical activity and educational experiences for children ages 6 – 14. The academy will be 1 – 4 p.m. May 13 – 17 and May 20 – 14 at the UT Tyler Al and Nancy Jones Auxiliary Gym. Cost is $100 ($50 for each additional sibling).

For more information, contact Judy Stanley, Patriot Academy director, 903.566.0766 or jstanley@uttyler.edu.

The UT Tyler recreational sports department offers fun camps, swimming lessons and the beginning swim team program. Allactivities will be held at the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center.

Summer fun camps are day camps designed for children ages 5 – 10 and place emphasis on athletic and recreational activities as well as problem-solving games. Each session begins with 50 minutes of swim lessons led by UT Tyler Rec Sports instructors. Cost is $70 for HPC members and $90 for non-HPC members.

Swimming lessons offered will be for children age 6 months to 14 years and include parent/toddler, beginner and intermediate levels. Cost is $25 for HPC members and $40 for non-HPC members.

The beginning swim team will introduce the sport of competitive swimming to young athletes ages 6 – 12 using interval training. Children must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle or front crawl to qualify. Cost is $75 for HPC members and $125 for HPC-non members.

For more information, contact Jameson Adams, rec sports coordinator, 903.566.7281 or jaadams@uttyler.edu or visit http://www.uttyler.edu/hpc/summerprograms.php.

UT Tyler Rec Sports will also offer private swim lessons by appointment only at the UT Tyler HPC. Cost is $15 per 30-minute session.

For more information, contact Chauncey Deller, 903.565.6502 or cdeller@uttyler.edu.

The UT Tyler athletics department will also hold various sports camps in basketball, soccer and volleyball.

Children of UT Tyler employees will receive a 20 percent discount on sports camp prices.

For more information about sports camps, call 903.566.7212/903.566.7105 or visit http://www.uttylerpatriots.com/camps/default/.

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