Summer Camp for Kids Focuses on Health & Wellness

Apr 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, will offer a series of week-long summer camps for children during the months of June and July. The Healthy 2 B Me Wellness Camp is intended for kids ages 7-10 and grades 2-5. Activities are designed to teach healthy lifestyle skills, including nutrition, cooking, swimming and dance.

Campers will learn about wellness through many fun interactive activities that will include nutrition, cooking, Yoga, Zumba, dance, and swimming. Faculty and students from the College of Public Health, the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CRCPHP), and the Tucson Community will teach sun safety, dental health, hygiene, community and team building experiences.

Healthy 2B Me is located at the UA Recreation Center (1400 E. Sixth Street) in Tucson. The hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. during the weeks of June 9-13; June 23-27; and July 14-18. The cost of the camp is $345 per student and includes a healthful lunch. Full scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

For more information about the Healthy 2B Me Summer Camp program, including registration and the scholarship application, please visit the CRCPHP website or contact Nicole Bergier at nbergier@email.arizona.edu; (520) 520.626-5470.

Individuals interested in sponsoring a student for a week at camp, please contact Donna Knight at dknight@email.arizona.edu; (520) 626-6459.

 

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