CSU Youth Sport Camps Provide Summer Fun and Healthy Activities for Kids

Want to keep your kids healthy and engaged this summer? Enroll them in Colorado State University’s Youth Sport Camps. Registration is now open for programs from June 2 through Aug. 15.

The camps offer youth lots to do, with sessions in 12 different sports and activities over 11 weeks of summer. Kids from kindergarten to eighth grade, with every level of ability and interest, will find summer activities offered through the camp. Counselor opportunities also are available for youths age 14 to 17.

Youngsters can hone their skills in a particular sport like inline hockey, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis or basketball. Daily swimming is a part of most camps. The program also promotes healthy lifestyles as well as an educational outlook on an active lifestyle. The FunLIFE (Learning to Improve Fitness and Eating) camp combines sports and physical activity with healthy lessons and curriculum.

This summer, kids can try out the new Colorado Adventure Camp for campers age 10 or older, which features mountain biking, hiking, geocaching and other outdoor adventures. The popular Super Sport Camp offers two-week sessions of various sports, including a field trip and daily swimming lessons. Music and Movement combines aerobic dance, rhythms and music.

The Youth Sport Camps provide hands-on experience and research opportunities for CSU students and faculty while also promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for youths. Camp counselors – primarily health and exercise science students at CSU – teach technique, rules of the game, skills and tips for healthy living. The camps help the Department of Health and Exercise Science reach its goal of decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity and inactivity.

To register, or for more information about the camps, visit www.ysc.colostate.edu. Camp schedules, camp descriptions, a printable registration form, fee information and a slideshow of camp activities are available online.

The camp also is continuing its after-school program during the spring semester for children from Dunn, Bennett, Bauder, Harris, O’Dea and Beattie elementary schools.

CSU’s Youth Sport Camps are sponsored by the Department of Health and Exercise Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences.