Our camp provides six weeks of summer fun with the purpose of cancer prevention. Campers experience all the traditional features of camp, art and crafts, recreational games, academia and a healthy dose of intellectual stimulation.
Our curriculum includes literacy, nutrition, coping techniques and drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Our goal is to challenge campers to expand their knowledge of nutrition by giving them opportunities to learn about, plan and prepare food.
Physical activity and healthy foods are essential shields for good health and disease prevention. Cancer develops over decades, so, we make it fun for our campers to move more and start eating a healthy diet that includes plenty of cancer-fighting vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.
Parent workshops covers topics such as plant based nutrition, exploring genetics, eating attitudes, food and fitness behaviors and dietary changes that could improve the overall health of the entire household.
Lunch & Afternoon Snack
Our site has been identified as a Summer Break Spot for the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This program will provide lunch and snack for youth and teens under the age of 18. These meals adhere to specific nutrition guidelines and that’s awesome as it reinforce our efforts in promoting a healthy diet. We will serve both lunch and snack to anyone in the community who meets the age requirement.
Meditation & Yoga
Campers learn how to manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement. Which aids in building concentration and increasing their positive self-image. When children are well nourished, they test better, are able to learn more, and better equipped to handle stressful situations.
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