Fairmont State now offering scholarships for Falcon Day Camp this summer

Fairmont State University’s Falcon Center will welcome back its 6-week Falcon Day camp this summer from June 19 until August 4. Recently the Truist West Virginia Foundation and the Walmart Community Foundation gifted the Falcon Center with a grant so that families of children ages 6-12 can receive a full or partial scholarship for up to 3 weeks of camp. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 31, 2023. Those interested in applying for the scholarship can do so by visiting www.fairmontstate.edu/day-camp-scholarship.

“The Falcon Day Camp is one of the many incredible opportunities the local community has to experience Fairmont State at a young age,” said Interim Director of the Falcon Center Spencer Flanagan. “Connectedness to our local community is important. We are passionate about our students and the great things we have to offer, and we want our community to experience that firsthand.” 

The day camp offers educational and recreational activities that are simple to follow and fun to participate in. The activities offer children physical and nutritional activities along with socialization, leaving them with personal growth, increased self-esteem, respect for different cultures, teamwork and social communication.

“We are excited to be able to re-open our Falcon Day Camp this summer! It is a great opportunity for young children to experience the campus at Fairmont State while having fun with their peers,” said Recreation Program Coordinator Janel Kittle. “We have some great activities planned and some amazing staff ready to welcome our community kids to campus!”

Some of the activities that take place during the Falcon Day Camp include swimming, visits from the local fire and police departments, recreational team sports, arts and crafts, bounce houses and more. Additionally, each week there will be a camp theme for campers to participate in. These themes include “Aloha Summer!”, “The Great Outdoors”, “Secret Agent”, “Lost in Space”, “Superheroes Assemble” and “Around the World”. 

The price of enrollment for the camp varies based on the number of children enrolled, the number of weeks enrolled, and the time of enrollment. Early drop-off from 7:00-7:30 a.m. can be arranged for an additional $25 weekly fee. Fairmont State employees do receive enrollment discounts.

Registration for the Falcon Day Camp is from March 17 until July 27. To learn more about pricing and how to enroll, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/falconcenter/falcon-center-day-camp

Any questions about the Falcon Center Day Camp can be directed to Janel Kittle at Janel.Kittle@fairmontstate.edu or 304-368-7223.