Mesa Parks and Cardon Children's Medical Center partner to keep kids fit
By: Lily King-Cisneros
04/12/12 4:59 PM
Parks, Recreation & Commercial Facilities
For Release: April 12, 2012
Contact: Lily King-Cisneros
Public Information & Communication Specialist
For a third year in a row, the City of Mesa Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Cardon Children’s Medical Center to offer kids an opportunity to learn about exercise and nutrition.
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with Cardon Children’s and our kids a healthy alternative during summer break,” Mesa Parks Recreation and Commercial Facilities, Recreation Supervisor, Cindy Hunt said. “The kids coming out of these camps learn how to eat better, how to exercise and overall have a positive attitude about health and nutrition.”
Registration for Fit Kid Kamp will begin on April 16 for Mesa residents, April 23 for non-residents. Fit Kid Kamp will teach children nutrition and physical fitness through fun activities such as yoga, zumba, water aerobics, swimming, and climbing, weekly field trips and guest speakers will also be included.
This six week camp is geared for children ages nine to 12. Parents are required to attend three meetings to help continue the healthy lifestyle changes at home. Through the partnership, Cardon provides a nurse to run baseline health tests on all participants before and after camp for comparisons.
To register visit: http://www.mesaaz.gov/parksrec. Cost is $30 for residents $35 for non-residents. Fit Kid Kamp will meet at Franklin Northeast Elementary School, 7042 E Adobe St. and Emerson Elementary, 415 N Westwood Dr. The camp runs from June 4 through July 12 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
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