Southern Ohio Medical Center’s annual Camp LIFE program, which encourages children to stay active and healthy over the summer, is set to take place June 8-12 and July 13-17 at the Portsmouth LIFE Center.
“Camp LIFE was developed as a way to combat occurrences of obesity and type 2 diabetes in children, but has attracted a wide variety of participants because of the enjoyable and educational activities it provides,” Brad Zieber, supervisor of PT, PEC and Special Projects at the SOMC LIFE Center, said.
“The program is really just a great way for kids to make new friends, get fit, and learn skills that will help them stay healthy long after camp is over.”
The camp sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, which drop-off beginning at 8:45 a.m. The program is open to children ages 7 to 13, and parents can register for one or both of the week-long sessions being offered.
“During camp, we teach children the basic principles of nutrition and exercise through cooking and physical activities that keep them entertained,” Zieber said. “We prepare lunch and snacks together, play healthy games, and stress the importance of fitness through daily walks, swimming and other sports. The program is designed in a way that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of physical condition or ability, and we always have a lot of fun.”
Cost to participate is $85 per child. For more information or to register, please visit the Portsmouth LIFE Center or call 740-356-7650.