Boys State offers a variety of activities for participants
to take part in during their stay at Eastern Illinois University.
Many sports and activities are available including softball,
volleyball, basketball, touch football, table tennis, chess, swimming,
tennis, track and field, wrestling, soccer, and weightlifting.
During your stay at Eastern Illinois University, Boys State participants
have access to a six million dollar recreation facility which features
six basketball courts, an extensive weight room, swimming pool,
jogging track, and racquetball facilities.
Boys State Band
The Boys State Band plays an important role in the program.
The Band practices daily under three professional music educators.
Participants bring their own instrument, but Eastern
Illinois University and Boys State furnish sousaphones, bass
drums, and field snares. The band plays a concert each evening
(one evening the Governor of the State of Illinois attends). The
band also plays at an impressive flag lowering ceremony each afternoon.
Band members may participate in athletics and or politics if they
choose. The Boys State Band enhances the spirit of the camp providing
a backdrop for the feelings of loyalty, unity, and patriotism that
develop throughout the week.
Eastern Illinois University, in cooperation with Illinois Premier
Boys State will be offering workshops the Internet and the World-Wide-Web.
These workshops provide training on use of the Internet, and will
allow students to spend time browsing on the World-Wide-Web and
its vast resources. Boys State participants will use Eastern Illinois
University resources within the Lumpkin
College of Business and be instructed by staff from the Lumpkin
College of Business & Applied Sciences, College of Business,
College of Education and Professional Studies. Here's the
result of their collective good efforts in designing a website
for their county during the June 2003 Session.