There wasn't much of a summer break on the Northwestern State University campus. In addition to a full schedule of classes and workshops, the Natchitoches campus hosted more than 40 summer camps, attended by over 8,000 students and staff. About half of those were overnight camps, requiring the students to stay in one of the campus dorms and have meals in the cafeteria. Dean of Students and Assistant Provost for Student Success Dr. Chris Maggio says that gives camp participants a good idea of what student life is like at Northwestern. This year's summer camps had an estimated economic impact of $3-million. NSU hosts summer camps in things like music, sports, cheerleading and dance.