Ron Johnson, York Catholic grad and former NFL player, will direct the physical activity component of the camp. Health educators from the Byrnes Center will teach kids about general nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.
Johnson, a health and fitness consultant for the YWCA, said the new camp aims to help children become more involved in fitness. Many children today don’t get enough physical activity because they are so connected to technology. When Johnson was a kid, he said, that wasn’t an issue and he spent most of his summers being active outdoors.
He said he’ll teach exercises that kids can do at home, such as a boot camp. Other activities might include yoga and Zumba.
Johnson said the camp is designed for kids of all interests.
“You don’t have to be a star athlete,” he said.
Johnson said this collaboration between the Byrnes Center and the YWCA aims to educate children about healthy living, in an attempt to help the whole family become healthier.
“We really want to educate people on health, fitness and nutrition,” he said.
Healthy Kids Camp 2013
When: Ages 9 to 12: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 to June 20; ages 13 to 16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22 to July 25
Cost: $175 per student (10 percent discount for each additional sibling)
For details, call 717-848-3064
How do you keep your kids active during the summer? How did you stay active when you were a kid?