Make a Commitment: Encouraging Wellness and Healthy Living at Camp

An alarming study purports that the current generation of children may have shorter life expectancies than their parents for the first time in over two centuries. The rapid rise in childhood obesity in America may shorten children’s lifespan by two to five years (Olshansky et al., 2005). Almost one-third of children between the ages of two and nineteen years are overweight and 17 percent of those are classified as obese. The number of obese children has DOUBLED since 1980! Some studies suggest that this rate has tripled or even quadrupled.

Simple Tips on How to Create a Healthy Food Culture at your Camp

Think beyond the menu! Your impact on campers' lifelong food choices can extend beyond your dining hall tables.. NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME ZONE!
Through this webinar participants will learn:
  • Participants will be challenged to audit their entire camp operation to maximize this impact.
  • Participants will identify stakeholders and start "to do" lists to enlist support and generate ownership of new ideas.

Menu Planning to Meet the Nutrition Needs of Your Campers

This webinar will help you design menus to meet goals for good health for both campers and staff.  Learn basic principles of nutrition and how much of the different food groups and nutrients are needed each day.  Creating menus that offer good nutrition are camper approved and stay within your budget may seem like an impossible task.

By the end of the webinar participant will learn:

Facilitating Healthy, Well, and Wise Camp Staff

Molly couldn’t wait until the end of the summer camp season, and even though there were only three weeks left, she was tempted to quit. She loved the idea of working at camp, especially the camp in which she had grown up and worked at for the past two seasons, but she was just mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted.

Take-Away Cooking Skills from Camp

Guest blog by Diana K. Rice

Where did you learn to swim, read a map, or be part of a team? There’s a good chance it was at camp, right? We know that camp is not just a place for kids to spend a fun summer, but an excellent setting in which kids can learn life skills that they will rely on long after the camp experience has passed.