SFA Recreation Center serving community

By Donna McCollum - bio | email

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The second of three Little Jack Rec Camps is winding down at the SFA Recreation Center. The two week camps provide lots of summer time fun. A rock wall to recreational games are offered to youngsters five through twelve. "We play a lot of games like dodge ball, tennis and baseball," described Jeffrey Brister, one of about 95 campers who registered this summer. Swimming and tubing down the lazy river is still the favorite past time of most campers.

Adults and families can join in on the fun too, thanks to a productive partnership with the SFA Alumni Association. A fifty dollar membership allows you to join the rec center. There are pro rated memberships to get you through the rest of the summer. Full year memberships are offered too.

The already established role SFA has in Nacogdoches is expanded by allowing the community to use the recreation center. A lot of people are beginning to take advantage of the offer. "Membership numbers are actually climbing monthly now with the ability of community members to buy alumni memberships, join the rec center and now they're also able to utilize the facilities," Brian Mills, assistant director of summer camps commented.

Kinesiology students gain experience providing activities for a wider clientele. Most don't mind sharing.  "I think it's a good idea. It promotes our campus rec department as a whole and it promotes the school and it just shows what we have to offer, so I think it's a good thing," said Ryan Almon, camp manager and SFA senior.

Little jacks are young, but exposure to this kind of university life is memorable.   "it's better than sitting around watching TV all day," said Shail  Vyas, a camper. There's nothing wrong with a lazy summer day, especially when spent on a lazy river.

The last session of Little Jack Rec Camp begins on Monday. Call (936) 468-3507 for information.

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