CSSAC hears report on Boiler Kids Camps

February 17, 2010

Howard Taylor, director of recreational sports at Purdue, told Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee members that Boiler Kids Camps won't be offered until the renovation and expansion of the Recreational Sports Center is finished in August 2012.
Difficult access to the sports center and periodic shutdowns of utilities led to the decision not to hold the camps, Taylor told the group at its Feb. 9 meeting.

 He said that sometime in May, after construction begins, some streets surrounding the center would be closed. A detailed schedule of these closings will be published later this spring.

Taylor also said there will be periodic shutdowns of utilities, including water. He said that as details become available, this information will be communicated in a variety of ways.

Construction on the $98 million expansion and renovation of the Recreational Sports Center is scheduled to begin in May 2010 and be complete by August 2012.

The day camps, started in 1995, are for children 5-12 and focus on recreational/sports activities and sportsmanship.

Taylor said his staff considered trying to hold the camps somewhere else on campus but could not find a suitable place.

"We're disappointed to have to do this, but as we looked at the big picture, we decided that we really couldn't have kids camps," he said.

"The good news is that once we have the new facility, we think the camps will be better than ever. We'll have plenty of space in the new building, a leisure pool in which we can offer new activities such as water volleyball, and a lot of other opportunities."

In other CSSAC business on Feb. 9, Alan Farrester of the Purdue Employees Activity Program (PEAP) said that the committee is planning a bus trip to Chicago for a Cubs game this summer. The date will be announced later.

PEAP also is sponsoring a shopping bus trip on April 10 to IKEA and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. Cost is $25 per person. The deadline for registration is March 24. For more information, contact Elaine Bahler at ebahler@purdue.edu or 49-42849.