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Anderson campus to be summer home for thousands of young people

Anderson University is partnering with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention to host a series of CentriKid camps beginning in 2011.


LifeWay will consolidate camps previously held in various locations in the Upstate of South Carolina to the Anderson campus, resulting in a series of 6 to 8 weeklong Southern Baptist camps that will provide a meaningful and fun summer experience for up to 900 kids each week.


Anderson has always been a popular destination for various camps for young people, and will continue its partnership with the popular Wayfarer camps for high school youth, but the addition of the CentriKid camps will provide a busy and lively campus atmosphere all summer long at AU.


“We are extremely pleased to be able to work with a valuable Baptist partner in this way,” said Dr. Evans Whitaker, president of Anderson University. “Not only will the camps give thousands of young people exposure to a great university campus, it will also provide opportunities for many of our college students to invest in the lives of these children over the summer. These camps are often spiritually pivotal times in the lives of attendees as they have fun while learning to explore God’s plan for their lives.  As a Christian university, this makes our partnership with LifeWay exciting and deeply satisfying.”


More information on CentriKid Camps can be found at .


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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