Provide your child with a fun way to stay active this summer! At the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center’s KIDZONE Summer Camp, kids will learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through group activity focusing on self-esteem, self-awareness and teamwork. The Wellness Center’s Registered Dietitians will provide healthy snacks and fun food facts while their exercise physiologists offer fitness tips for the whole family. Before care is available from 7-9 a.m. for $5 for members and /$8 for non-members per day.
“It’s really important to us that we are instilling the tools and behaviors in our kids for proper nutrition, and healthy lifestyles,” said Wellness Center executive director Debbie Roytas. “What the kids learn, they take home. Our mission is to upgrade lives in our community.”
Camp is open to kids who are entering first grade through those entering eighth grade. It runs from June 10-Aug. 16 and parents can choose from full or half-day options. Camp activities include swimming, traditional and unique sports, team building activities, nature hikes and activities, archery, dancing, crafts, climbing and more.
Last year, the Wellness Center had 120 kids attend camp over the course of the summer, for an average of about 70 kids each day.
If families are concerned about pricing, the Wellness Center offers camp scholarships based on income. Roytas said the Wellness Center will pay for 100 percent, 75 percent or 50 percent of the camp costs if families qualify according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines. “Families are so thankful for that,” she said.
Early bird registration is available though April 30 by calling 724.250.6282.
In addition to summer camp, the Wellness Center offers birthday parties, parent/child yoga classes, tumbling toddler classes, Soccer Shots, childcare and swim lessons – even a kid’s spa day package. Young athletes can take advantage of the Youth Sports Performance program.
Everything that is available for members is also available for non-members, just at a higher rate.
For more information, visit wrcameronewllness.org. n