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Area kids invited to summer health and fitness camp

HAMBURG — The town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services, in cooperation with BWI Health Promotions, is offering a four-day summer health and fitness camp for kids aged 5 – 12 on Aug. 19 – 22.

The camps, which will be held at the new Hamburg Senior Community Center at 4540 Southwestern Blvd., are taught by health educators, exercise physiologists, fitness instructors and registered nurses/dietitians. The stated goal of this program is to guide children to make healthy food choices and motivate them to increase their physical activity.

BWI’s Be Fit and Common Sense Nutrition for Kids programs were developed as an outcome-based diabetes prevention program, to help teach kids how to make positive decisions.

The program is broken down to two age groups: Be Fit Kids for 5 – 8-year-olds and Be Fit Tweens for 9 – 12-year-olds. They will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday – Thursday. Extended day options are available from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., for an additional fee. There is a cost per child.

Children will have food and fitness, each day, and will participate in exercise classes, fitness games, dancing, nutrition lessons, food sampling, sports activities, Limbo Rock, team building, stretching, circuit training, orienteering, puzzles, craft time, wellness education and fitness assessments.

Preregistration by Aug. 15 is required. Call the recreation office at 646-5145. The program is sponsored by the town, BWI Health Promotions and the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation.

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