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APSU students do service work in North Carolina

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In March, 11 Austin Peay State University students spent their spring break volunteering with the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Camp Royall, collectively completing 275 hours of community service.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In March, 11 Austin Peay State University students spent their spring break volunteering with the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Camp Royall, collectively completing 275 hours of community service.

             From March 7 - 14, students traveled to Moncure, North Carolina, to spend a week doing camp maintenance in preparation for summer camp, and volunteering for afternoon sessions of camp. The students took a side trip to Wilmington, to visit the ocean before committing to five days of work for Camp Royall.

             The group stayed in a camp cabin during their trip to get the real camp experience. Volunteer work included painting and landscaping, as well as working directly with campers through an after school program and field day trips for school-aged children with autism.

             The Alternative Break program is organized by the Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement at APSU. Through a written application, students are selected to participate in a variety of service projects throughout the country that are organized by student leaders and faculty/staff advisors. A total of eight trips are scheduled throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, during the fall, winter, spring and summer.

             For more information on how to get involved, students should visit www.apsu.edu/volunteer