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Arizona: Healthy 2B Me Summer Camp Provides Scholarships for Kids

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the  offers a unique summer wellness camp for children ages 7-10 that combines physical fitness and fun interactive activities with a unique public health message.

Now in its seventh year, the week-long day camp exposes kids to all the summer fun activities they love like swimming, yoga, and Zumba, plus team building exercises, cooking demonstrations, and art activities, while learning about sun safety, dental hygiene, tobacco prevention, nutrition, germ safety, and more.

The lessons are taught by experts from the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, the UA Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, and members of the Tucson community.

“The idea behind Healthy 2B Me is to instill healthy behaviors in young children,” said Dr. Cynthia Thomson, director of the program and a professor in the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. “Our summer camp allows kids to spend a week indulging in all these wonderful healthy behaviors that we hope will last them a lifetime.”

Parents have a choice between two sessions, June 10-14 and July 8-12. The camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Las Abuelita Community Center (440 E. 26th St., Tucson, Arizona).

The cost is $300.00 and includes a healthy lunch. Scholarships are available with support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona. For more information, and to register your child, please contact Ms. Nicole Bergier, nbergier@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-5470.

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