As the summer season is coming to an end and campers are heading back to the classroom, physical activity can still be a consistent part of their days! As you know, physical activity has been linked to increased academic achievements and of course better health, so help your camp parents keep their kids moving throughout the school year!
Let’s Move in School (LMIS) is the way to do it! [Parents should ask thier school physical education teacher if they registered the school with this national initiative of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)].
Currently more than 7,000 schools nationwide have pledged their commitment to providing quality physical education and opportunities for kids to get up from their desks and be active — before, during, and after school! In support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move!  campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation, LMIS aims to help students meet the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, linked to all sorts of benefits from helping prevent childhood obesity to better performance in the classroom — behavior-wise and academically!
Share with your camp parents and community leaders free resources to make a case to keep physical education and physical activity a priority in schools! Even offer to host an activity or two at your camp!
Visit www.letsmoveinschool.org  for free downloadable online toolkits, to sign up for free monthly webinars, and to learn the latest on the initiative!
If you are interested in knowing the status of physical education in your state, visit www.naspeinfo.org  to read the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report.