2009
Day Camp is inexpensive alternative to museums, amusement parks, etc.

Day Camp is inexpensive alternative to museums, amusement parks, etc.
May 5, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

By the end of the summer, it can cost parents quite a bundle to entertain their children with trips to amusement parks, museums, water parks, nature preserves, shopping centers and video arcades. And how many times can the kids whip out their PlayStation®2 before somebody has to pull the plug on the thing? (Hint: it probably won’t be them). Parents looking for an inexpensive alternative should try Benedictine University’s Summer Fun Day Camp. The Summer Fun Day Camp is designed to ensure that each camper has lots of fun every day of the week by participating in a variety of interesting activities like field sports, arts and crafts, computer games and much more. Registration for Summer Fun Day Camp 2009 is ongoing. Boys and girls ages 5-13 are invited to spend a fun-filled summer beginning with the first of nine weekly sessions on Monday, June 8. The camp is sponsored and operated by the University and its staff and students serve as camp directors and counselors. The camp strives to maintain a 10:1 camper-to-staff ratio. Lunch is provided each day and campers can bring a snack to enjoy during the morning. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost is $185 per week ($148 for June 29-July 3) and there is a $10 per session discount for a second child. Sessions are June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 2 (no class July 3), July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-July 31 and August 3-7. For more information, visit the Web at http://www.ben.edu/resources/camps/index.asp or call Susanne Ventura at (630) 829-6088.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.