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Find a Summer Camp or a Summer Job at UNH Camp Fair Feb. 16
February 7, 2012
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DURHAM, N.H. – More than 35 summer camps and other outdoor programs will share their summer offerings with Seacoast-area parents and youth at the University of New Hampshire’s annual Summer Camp and Outdoor Job Fair Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. From 4 – 6:30 p.m., representatives from a range of programs will be available to meet with parents and prospective campers.

Earlier that day, employers from these programs – which include nonprofit outdoor and environmental agencies, commercial outfitters, summer camps, and international travel companies – will meet with potential employees. The Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., also in the Granite State Room. Employers will recruit life guards, nurses, wilderness trip leaders, and specialists in arts and crafts, drama, ropes courses, rock climbing, paddling, backpacking, mountain biking, and more. Some employers conduct on-the-spot interviews, and prospective employees are encouraged to bring their resumes.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, last year attracted a record 500 students and others from diverse academic fields. Attendees can win raffle prizes – including Celtics tickets -- donated by local businesses.

Seniors in the outdoor education option of the department of kinesiology at UNH plan and conduct the event, including registration, marketing, sponsorship, and operations, as one of their culminating projects before they graduate.

For information, contact Bryan Randolph, graduate student in social work and outdoor education, at bryanjrandolph@gmail.com, or visit the program’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/221560247917870/.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.

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Media Contact: Beth Potier | 603-862-1566 | UNH Media Relations | @unhnews