Since 2007, STRIDE’s two School-Based Health Centers have collaborated to host an “Energy Camp” for kids, age 10-14, for three weeks every summer in Lakewood at Rose Stein Elementary School.
“This year has been nothing short of a blast! We saw soon-to-be-retired Lynn Bakken rocking it at dodge ball, ran STRIDE’s first ever Junior Master Chef competition to learn all about cooking and even took a trip to the grocery store to learn about food labels,” said Jon Dudley, STRIDE’s School-Based Health Educator.
At Energy Camp, campers have the opportunity to meet with STRIDE school-based health educators each day to learn about different topics, such as nutrition, self-esteem, cooking and exercise.
Kids also meet with STRIDE medical and behavioral health providers to get motivated, set goals and succeed in their new healthy habits. At the end of camp, STRIDE hosts a parent-clinic education component to make sure each camper continues the good work at home.
乐动体育官方网站All that to say… camp is still camp! It’s not all just about health education – kids get to go on field trips to parks, go fishing and participate in activities with STRIDE’s partner, the Boys and Girls Club.
“2019 Energy Camp was our best yet and we will continue to work on improving it,” said Dudley. “The sunshine, laughs and learning for this group of amazing patients is truly priceless for their growth as they continue to navigate their own personal health journey.”
Campers had a great time participating in the Junior Master Chef competition and learning about nutrition this year!