Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Children's Lifetime Sports Academy

June 8-12, 2015 | 1:30pm – 5:15pm each day

Academy Application

The Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy was started in 1973 at Missouri Western State University to allow participants from the community to interact with Faculty and future Physical Education, Recreation and Exercise Science majors in an environment which is fun and non-competitive. Our goal is to teach the skills, values and appreciation’s involved in lifetime sports activities which can be utilized throughout life for fun, health and fitness.

The participants which range from age 8-10 will receive basic (introductory) instruction in a number of lifetime sports. Ages 11 and 12 will receive intermediate instruction in lifetime sports with emphasis on outdoor adventure activities. Campers will be placed in the following age appropriate groups:

8 year olds – 9 year olds – 10 year olds – 11 year olds – 12 year olds

Some of the activities we offer are as follows: Canoeing, Rappelling, Fishing, Archery, Obstacle Course, Swimming, Pickle Ball, Racquetball, Badminton, Recreational Games and many others. Due to the unpredictability of the weather some activities may not be offered.

To keep the numbers at a low ratio of instructor to participant we limit enrollment to the first 150 registered participants. It is recommended that you pre-register. If the Academy is not full, registration will take place at the door of the Physical Education Building on the first day (June 9th).

All equipment is furnished by Missouri Western State University, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). However, all participants must furnish their own tennis shoes, swimming suits, towels and change (50 cents) for sno cones. The HPER and Athletic Department DOES NOT SUPPLY CHANGE.

The Academy is held in the Physical Education building, the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex and surrounding activity fields. Some of the activities may take place at off-campus sites. Students will be transported in college vehicles and college staff will supervise at all times.

The last period of each day will be a free swim period. Certified lifeguards will be provided.

No child may leave the Academy during the afternoon except by written consent from a parent or guardian. The note is to be given to the counselor of his/her group at the beginning of the day he/she will be leaving.

The cost of the week-long adventure camp is $80.00 for the first child in the family and $70.00 for each additional child. There will be no refunds given.

On Friday June 13th parents are invited to visit the campus and observe, take pictures and visit with the instructors and counselors. If you would like additional information, please call (816) 271-4491.