(June 12, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

Centenary College Hosts Camps, Meetings, Activities Throughout Summer Months

SHREVEPORT, La. — Summer at Centenary can mean only one thing... SUMMER CAMPS!

During the next few months, the College will become the center of activity when people, young and old, from across the state, Texas, Mississippi and beyond make their way here for various camps, meetings and previewing campus life.

The following is a list of activities, camps, and meetings taking place during the summer of 2009:

  • Jambalaya Jubilee
    June 12 — 14

    Jambalaya Jubilee is an annual weekend retreat for children with arthritis and rheumatic disorders and their families. Centenary College has hosted the retreat since 1990, attracting families from Louisiana and surrounding states, as well as participants eager to work with the families.

    Dr. James Cassidy of Columbia, Mo., "the dean of pediatric rheumatology" will be among the six pediatric rheumatologists on hand during the two-day camp. Other pediatric rheumatologists sharing information at the event will be Dr. Ruy Carrasco of Austin, Tex.; Dr. Katherine Madson of Dallas, Tex.; Dr. Joe Cole of San Antonio, Tex.; Dr. Linda Ray of Jackson, Miss., and Dr. Jason Dare of Little Rock, Ark.

    Sponsored by Children and Arthritis Inc., it is designed to provide children and their families with information about their illness and to address the issues that children and their families face daily. These include intense pain, self-esteem issues that come when children do not consider themselves; family dynamics when attention is focused on a chronically ill child and the very real financial issues that arise with medications and treatment.

  • Biz Camp
    June 12 - 25

    Now in its second year at Centenary, Biz Camp is a two- week business camp. It is an initiative of the Inner City Entrepreneur (ICE) Institute, Southern University at Shreveport and Caddo Parish School Board that provides inner city middle and high school students the opportunity to begin learning how to become business leaders and employers. The students of BizCamp will complete the training portion of their program and immediately open their Market Place. The Market Place will allow them to practice the skills that they have learned during camp as well as market their goods and services.

  • American Dance & Drill Camp
    June 17 - 19

    A dance and drill camp for high school students from all across Louisiana. Camp begins with Registration in James Hall Lobby on Wednesday, June 17

  • Springboard

    June 16 & 17
    June 19 & 20
    June 23 & 24
    June 26 & 27

    Incoming freshman will have the opportunity to visit the campus for a preview of campus life, advising, testing and other activities.


  • Baseball Day Camp

    • Session I: June 1-4 | Boys and Girls 5-13

    • Session II: June 8-11 | Boys and Girls 5-13

    • Session III: June 15-18 | Boys and Girls 5-13

  • Men's Basketball

    • Team Camp - June 12-14

      The Team Camp will focus on team development. Campers will attend camp with their high school team. The team camp with be officiated by certified referees.

    • DAY CAMP I - June 15-18

      The Individual Camp will focus on offensive and defensive development. Campers will be divided into three leagues and play approximately two games per day. Ages 6-18.

    • ELITE CAMP - June 19-20

      The Elite Camp will focus on the overall development of high school players that have goals to play at the collegiate level.

    • DAY CAMP II - June 22-25

      The Individual Camp will focus on offensive and defensive development. Campers will be divided into three leagues and play approximately two games per day. Ages 6-18.

  • Soccer
    Contact: Chase Wooten, (318) 869-5165

    • Residential Soccer Camp

      Session I: July 12-16 | Boys 10-13/Girls 10-18
      Session II: July 26-30 | Boys 14-18

    • Full Day Soccer Camp

      Session I: July 12-16 | Boys 10-13/Girls 10-18 | 8:30am - 8pm
      Session II: July 26-30 | Boys 14-18 | 8:30am - 8pm

    • Elite Soccer Camp

      Offered for Residential/Full Day Camp Sessions I & II
      Ages: 14-18 (Boys/Girls)

    • Team Soccer Camp (Residential or Full Day)

      July 19-23 | Designed for groups of 13 or more

    • Day Soccer Camp

      July 19-23 | Boys/Girls 8-10 | 8:30am - 5pm

    • Lil'Booter Soccer Camp

      Session I: July 20-23 | Boys/Girls 5-8 | 9am - 12pm
      Session II: July 27-30 | Boys/Girls 5-8 | 9am - 12pm

    • Indoor Soccer Camp

      Session I: June 8-11 | 9am - 12pm | Ages 5-7 | | 1pm - 4pm | Ages 8-10
      Session II: June 15-18 | 9am - 12pm | Ages 5-8

  • Lacrosse

    Contact: Michael Brand, (716) 725-3360

    • Session I: June 21-24 | 8:30am - 3:30pm | Ages 8-17

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.