Shaping Our Community: University Village to Offer All-Star Summer Youth Camp

Thursday, March 14, 2013

SC State’s University Village will host their third annual Camp All-Stars, a camp geared towards the improvement of the state of South Carolina test scores and character building with local students between the ages of five to 16 years of age.  Camp All-Stars is a six week program which will begin on Monday, June 10, 2013 through Friday, July 26, 2013. The summer youth camp will be held Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in University Village's Club House.

In 2011, the idea for Camp All-Stars was conceived by SC State alumnus, Anthony Beckett and Robyn Perrineau-Kendrick who currently serves as the area coordinator of University Village. After meeting with several guidance counselors and the Orangeburg Department of Social Services, Perrineau-Kendrick noticed that there was a dire need for the camp in the community. After meeting with guidance counselors, Perrineau-Kendrick wanted to target the schools in the Orangeburg community, which received low test scores in the areas of reading, mathematics, social sciences and writing. “We want to make a difference in everyone that participates in the camp,” stated Perrineau-Kendrick. 

Perrineau-Kendrick is not only molding the lives of the children in the Orangeburg community, but she is also creating opportunities for the future leaders of tomorrow, SC State University students. Students who are pursuing a degree in education and social work will assist with the camp this year and serve as mentors and camp counselors.  

Camp All-Stars applications are now being accepted during the early registration period, which will end on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. There is a registration fee of $100 and a camp fee of $300. The fees include t-shirts, meals and programming.

For additional information about Camp All-Stars, contact Robyn Perrineau-Kendrick at (803) 516-4443 or the University Village Outreach Office at (803) 516-4392.