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Rec Sports Campfire Chill to relieve the stress before finals

Contributing Reporter

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013 01:12

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Students are being encouraged to unwind and take part in the first Campfire Chill event Monday at 6 p.m. at the Recreational Sports Center.

The Recreation Outdoor Sports department has designed the Campfire Chill to allow any student to have a calm moment before the chaos of finals week. The program is offering free food, hot beverages and a nice campfire that can be used to socialize with friends or even meet new people.

It is similar in concept to the Parents’ Finals Relief program by giving students a chance to either have a little fun or help students out during finals.

“We wanted a social outlet for those students who may be feeling stress during finals,” said Kathryn G. Kuczaj, traditions camp and outdoor coordinator.

This is just one part of the Recreational Sports Center’s Sweat the Stress program, which began Tuesday and will go through next Tuesday.

“We are offering free fitness classes, free rock climbing and a few extra events for the students,” Kuczaj said.

According to psychologytoday.com, a few more tips to de-stress during finals week is to get plenty of rest, eat healthy and keep a steady pace when studying. The stress of not being prepared and worrying could affect any hope of ever passing a final.

The Campfire Chill is an excellent way to take a break during studying and enjoy the holiday season in Huntsville before leaving for the Christmas break, Kuczaj said.

“What better way to do that than [by] sitting around a campfire with friends enjoying hot chocolate or s’mores.” Kuczaj said.

The Campus is offering multiple ways to relax during the end of the semester with the Parents’ Finals Relief program, free hot chocolate and free Scantrons.

For more information on Sweat the Stress, contact the RSC.

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