This year will be Jefferson County Extension’s second annual Fit Attack and we are back and better than ever. This year’s camp will specifically target students in 5th-8th grade because according to Florida Charts School-aged Child and Adolescent Profile, 24.1% of middle school students in Jefferson County receive insufficient physical activity. Fit Attack is aimed at reducing childhood obesity in Jefferson County through encouraging youth to be more active.
Fit Attack blends traditional nutrition education, physical fitness and fun recreational activities together in a week long camp. Last year’s nutrition activities focused on the pyramid. This year we will be using a brand new sports nutrition curriculum where students will learn about sports nutrition by doing hands on activities.
This year the physical activity component will be structured differently as well. One half of the fitness time will be spent on more traditional physical activities and the other half of the physical fitness time will be spent on making fitness fun. In order to encourage the more formal physical education we will complete the activities captured in the President’s Challenge daily. To focus on the fact the physical fitness can and should be fun this year we will be playing kickball, going sports fishing, hosting a guest Zumba instructor, playing flag football, swimming at McClay Gardens and much more! Best of all this year youth will have the opportunity to win awards for putting their best effort forward.
Fit camp will run 3/19/2012- 3/23/2012 from 8am -4:30pm. The cost of attending the camp is $30.00 a week (There is multiple child and based on your income pricing is available. Please call the Extension Office for details 850-342-0187). Refreshments will be provided throughout the day (continental breakfast, 1 snack, and water/Gator Aide). Youth are responsible for bring their own sack lunch. So if you have a child or know a child that would enjoy spending their spring break outside have fun with other youth and not in the house being bored have their parent or guardian call the Jefferson County Extension Office at 850-342-0187. To get the forms you need to fill out click all highlighted words here.