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ASU Ag Extension set to host Ag-Olympics Summer Camp for local youth

Parents can now enroll their children in the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences’ Ag-Olympics Summer Camp slated to be held July 22 – July 26 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Alcorn’s main campus. This 5-day health and wellness camp aims to expose children ages 10-14 to the benefits of physical fitness and nutrition. The program has a maximum of 25 slots and the cost is $100 per participant.

Ag-Olympics falls under the “Get Up – Get Active – Get Fit” initiative, which was designed to inspire and motivate individuals to improve their quality of life and to develop healthier lifestyles. The Alcorn State University Extension Program will collaborate with the Department of Human Sciences to bring students from the local rural communities an exceptional learning experience. A primary goal for the camp is to introduce students to more nontraditional sports such as tennis, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have gained leadership and social skills as well as learned about more innovative ways to earn scholarships and further their education.

Lunch will be provided daily by Sodexo Dining Services.

Students are encouraged to come prepared each day with the proper athletic wear.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Ford, project field coordinator, at 601.597.9241 or jford@alcorn.edu.