• Nearly one-third of children aged two to nineteen are overweight, with 17 percent classified as obese.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a minimum of sixty minutes of daily physical activity for children.

Childhood obesity, linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, has been a concern for over a decade. Alarmingly, 85 percent of obese children remain obese into adulthood, unless significant changes occur in their lives.

Research indicates that structured summer opportunities, like youth camps, can foster physical activity and encourage healthy eating practices that may develop into long-term habits (Jago & Baranowski, 2004).

Dr. John Travis emphasizes that optimal wellness involves consistently seeking improvement in health and achieving balance across all health-related aspects.

Our 3 Key Areas of Focus:


We strive to teach each participant how to make healthier choices. There are a wide variety of foods rich in essential nutrients necessary for growing bodies. Eating the right foods is important to managing weight, staying healthy and it is also important to stay active.


A fitness program that helps participants achieve success by introducing and practicing functional fitness – a method of exercise that focuses on natural movement patterns that are easily transferred to real-life movements and activities. Through functional fitness, our participants will become efficient in body weight movements, which also prepares them to be able to work out anywhere with little to no equipment.


Social Emotional Learning is a key component to life, and participants will participate in activities that will support and engage in: Self–Management, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making.