What’s the perfect recipe for an educational summer camp that kids will want to attend? Mix a dash of nutrition lessons with a pinch of exercise, a handful of global cuisine and cooking instruction and a generous portion of Fontbonne University’s renowned dietetics staff. The end result is a delicious summer camp for kids entering fourth through seventh grade.
CampF.R.E.SH. was created by Dr. Cheryl Houston, director of Fontbonne’s dietetics program, who wanted to do something to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity in the U.S. She came up with the concept for a camp that taught children healthy eating and lifestyle habits while educating them about cultures from around the world. Her vision became a reality during the summer of 2011 under the supervision of camp director and dietetics instructor Mary Beth Ohlms.
Each week, campers learn about life on one of the continents as well as healthy recipes, fun physical activities and tools and techniques for healthy living that they can take home and continue to use long after camp ends. At the end of the week, campers take a field trip to a site that corresponds with that week’s continent, such as a guided tour of The Hill (Europe) and a trip to Theis Farm (South America).
Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this unique summer opportunity. There are still openings available through Aug. 3, so sign up your camper today!
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