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Wellness, art, golf on tap for Brosius guests

April 26, 2016

Following a week of golf lessons facilitated by former golf pro and assistant professor of tourism, conventions and event management Brian Krohn, Camp Brosius is offering a relaxing week of fun, healthy activities and artistic projects to take a break from life's routines during a special week in June at a Wisconsin property owned by Indiana University.

The camp is hosting an "art and wellness" week at the facility, which is managed by the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. The all-inclusive summer vacation destination is staffed by a mixture of IU faculty and students, many of them from IUPUI.

A variety of getaway options are available from June 12 through Labor Day weekend. Furnished lakeside cabins and traditional summer camp experiences are available for all.

Art and wellness week is the featured attraction for the second week of the 2016 summer schedule, June 19 to 25. Programs such as water aerobics, line dancing, circuit training and yoga will join the customary list of weekly activities available at Camp Brosius, such as hiking, tennis, kayaking, local tours and more.

The week invites campers to "get in touch with your mind, body and spirit" through healthy choices in nutrition and physical activities, but also through art projects that enrich campers' minds and spirits.

The art portion of the week will feature Herron School of Art and Design adjunct faculty member Corey Jefferson and his wife Megan, both working artists. They will provide materials, instruction and support for art projects in such fields as painting, printmaking and wood sculpture. It’s perfect for everyone, from beginners to those more seasoned in the arts.

"Creativity is linked to human wellness and our sense of well-being," Megan Jefferson said, adding that nourishing food, exciting activities and creative projects provides a positive experience for the mind, body and spirit.

PETM adjunct faculty member and wellness expert Ellen Leonard "is excited about the immersive experience that awaits campers," she said. "It's an opportunity for people to start new healthy habits." Leonard will lead yoga classes that emphasize aspects of fitness and can also offer some of the health-coaching expertise she normally provides to IUPUI undergraduates and staff.

Kinesiology faculty members Allison Plopper and Rachel Swinford will deliver the wellness programming. Swinford believes "the fitness activities we offer will help people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a seasoned artist, a regular gym rat or just seeking a healthier lifestyle, this week is for you."

Climbing walls is one of the activities sure to get campers moving.

Among the physical activities available at Camp Brosius is the chance to team up and climb walls. | PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

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