Families In Touch (FIT) Camp

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Families In Touch (FIT) Camp is a free weeklong summer camp for kids that focuses on providing children with a fun-filled way to learn about a variety of ways to have a healthy body and mind. Our 2023 theme is “If you give a child a whisk”, where kids will learn cooking skills and healthy recipes that they can use at home. FIT Camp lasts about 4 hours each day, and children will experience fun sports and physical activities and will learn about making positive nutrition and lifestyle choices.

FIT Camp leader, Renea Christian, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, has more than 13 years of experience running FIT Camp in Lincoln and Mingo counties.  She has been an integral part of the opportunity since its beginning.

The 2023 FIT Camp Schedule Is:

Midway Elementary 
June 12th-16th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Hamlin PK-8 
June 19th-23rd
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

West Hamlin Elementary 
June 26th-30th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Gilbert Larry Joe Harless Center
July 24th-28th
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Call today to reserve your spot!

To find out more and reserve your spot for the FIT Camp nearest you, please call 304-824-5806 ext. 3802

What do parents need to know about FIT Camp?

  • It is free of charge
  • Lunch is provided
  • Sunscreen is readily available
  • Children are not left unattended

We do have FIT Camp forms for parents/guardians to complete asking for information concerning each child who attends the program.  This provides us with important information such as allergies to foods or medications, emergency contact information, and known medical conditions.  To view and/or print a copy of this information to prepare ahead of time, please click here for FIT Camp Permission Form and here for FIT Camp Application.

What activities will my child be able to participate in?

They will participate in various outdoor activities that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Volleyball
  • Large bowling
  • Parachute exercise
  • Holla hoop rock paper scissors
  • Fitness dice
  • Capture the flag
  • Four square
  • And more!

What should children wear?

Since your child may be participating in various outdoor activities, sports attire & tennis shoes are a must!

Why is this opportunity important to gauge the wellness of your child?

We have a success story to tell it best. One year a young boy of 8 received a lipid panel and glucose test free of charge, that revealed he had high cholesterol.  By catching this through the screening process his mother had a starting point to learn of ways to improve his health.  When Renea completed a sports physical for him at the age of 17, his cholesterol was under control based on the approach that had been taken with diet and exercise.

*Please note labs are not drawn on site at FIT Camp.  Labs are ordered and services are provided at our Lincoln Primary Care Center or Larry Joe Harless Gilbert clinic locations.