Each year the state 4-H Food & Fitness Board hosts a fun-filled weekend for elementary-age 4-H Club members called Food & Fitness Camp. Camp has been revamped this year to a family fitness camp!
The purpose of 4-H Food & Fitness Camp is to help young people and their families learn basic nutrition, simple food preparation techniques and fun fitness activities they can do alone, with their friends or with families.
All of the lessons are created and conducted by members of the state 4-H Food & Fitness Board along with adult partners. These teens work all year to develop educational activities that reinforce the nutrition and fitness lessons the children learn in school and in the 4-H Club program. Educational sessions offered this year will include youth, adult and family sessions.
Each year, the 4-H Food & Fitness Board creates the theme for the camp. This year's theme is family-based titled "Saving Our Families One Meal at a Time!" This year's camp will be partially sponsored by the Fit4tHeFuture grant sponsored by National 4-H and Walmart.
In order to participate in this awesome 4-H camp, you must contact your parish agent. The camp will be held February 22--23, 2014, at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center.
2014 Food and Fitness Camp Information
Space is limited to 60 family teams (one youth/one adult). Campers should be in the fourth through sixth grade, and adults should complete the Overnight Chaperone Training program.
Registration begins January 2, 2014, and ends January 31, 2014. The fee is $75 per family (1 adult and 1 youth) and $40 for each additional camper participating. Camp fee covers meals and lodging and a camp t-shirt. Camp fees are non-refundable after January 31, 2014.
We are looking forward to an exciting camp. If you have any questions, please contact one of us. We will be glad to assist you.
4-H Food & Fitness Board Advisors
Lanette Hebert, SW Region
Kayla Haydel, Acadia Parish
Vicky Chesser, NW Region Agent
Denise Holston-West, State Office