Featured partner: City of Fresno PARCS Department
The City of Fresno Parks and Recreation Community Services Department is currently taking applications for its 7th annual Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Camp, a free summer experience designed to help overweight children between the ages of 10-14 lose weight, learn about nutrition and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
As obesity rates in the Central Valley reach their peak, HLFC helps children who suffer from type II diabetes, high blood pressure or any other ailments associated with being overweight or obese through his program.
Throughout the camp, children participate in fun, team-building activities that introduce them to the idea that physical activity can be fun. Their weight is monitored on a weekly basis and participants are rewarded with incentive-based field trips every Friday.
Last year, the 46 participating campers lost a total of 158 pounds and 78 inches in waist circumference. Applications are now being accepted until May 31 for the 2013 summer camp, which will run from June 24-August 2.
"This camp is something we do because we love it," says Sara Hamilton, Recreation Specialist. "We see the progress our kids make and it motivates us to continue with the camp. Programs like this are definitely in need."
For more information on HLFC, contact Sara Hamilton at (559) 621-6738 or .