Get kids up and moving this summer by enrolling them in Colorado State University Youth Sports Camps. The camps, sponsored by the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the College of Applied Human Sciences, use an integrated programming approach focusing on obesity prevention, lifelong fitness and skill development.
The programming offers a variety of camps for children with varying interests and activity levels. One-week sessions of baseball, basketball, inline hockey, soccer, softball, field sports and volleyball are available throughout the summer. FunLIFE, a camp focused on learning to improve fitness and eating habits, will be back again for the 2010 season. Participants learn about nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyles. Team games, yoga, hiking and swimming are a few of the activities available through the FunLife program.
The Music and Movement camp is targeted toward youngsters interested in non-contact sports. The program combines aerobic dance and rhythmic music with kickboxing, tumbling and martial arts movements.
For a more traditional day-camp experience, children can register for the two-week long Super Sport Camp. Participants will experience sports along with swimming lessons and a field trip. Tennis Camps will return this year with morning-only sessions from 8-10 a.m.
The 11-week day-camp season begins on Tuesday, June 1, and ends on Friday, Aug. 13. Most camps run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday with before-and-after care available for a small fee.
All camps are $150 for one week, with the exception of the morning-only tennis camp costing $60. The Super Sport Camp is a two-week program costing $280 per session. Discounts are available for multiple sessions or multiple campers within the same family. A complete schedule is available at http://www.hes.cahs.colostate.edu/CommunityPrograms/YSC/PDF/2010SummerSchedule.pdf.
Enrollment is limited. Individuals who register before May 8 will receive an additional $5 discount.
For more information or to register online, visit http://www.hes.cahs.colostate.edu/CommunityPrograms/YSC/.