“As a Nurse Practitioner I want to promote healthy lifestyles for families to live life to the fullest. I want to show families that it can be fun to spend time together, build relationships and be healthy.”
ABOUT FIT CAMP
FIT Camp – short for Families In Touch – is a week long summer camp for kids that focuses on providing children a fun-filled way to learn about a variety of ways to have a healthy body and mind. Our 2022 camp theme is POWER UP! Camp lasts about 4 hours a day, and children will experience fun sports and physical activities and will learn about making positive nutrition and lifestyle choices. And… did we mention it is FREE of charge?
FIT Camp leader, Renea Christian, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, has more than 12 years of experience running FIT Camp in Lincoln and Mingo counties. She has been an integral part of the opportunity since its beginning. “FIT Camp is one of my favorite things to participate in through LPCC/Southern West Virginia Health System. I actually had the opportunity while receiving my masters through WVU to participate in the discussions to get this program off the ground and completed my CAP stone on it. Once I was hired, I was able to see this wonderful program in action and have participated ever since.”
Included in FIT Camp is the opportunity for each child to receive their BMI (Body Mass Index) and a fasting lab, also free of charge. 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.
For Renae, FIT Camp is about more than physical activity and good nutritional choices. It’s about family as well, “Parents are more than welcome to be participants of the camp and stay with their children. As a Nurse Practitioner I want to promote healthy lifestyles for families to live life to the fullest. I want to show families that it can be fun to spend time together, build relationships and be healthy.”
West Hamlin Elementary School | West Hamlin, WV
Jun 6 – 10 | 10 am – 2 pm
Hamlin PK-8 | Hamlin, WV
June 13 – 17 | 10 am – 2 pm
Midway Elementary School | Alum Creek, WV
June 20 – 24 | 10 am – 2 pm
Larry Joe Harless Community Center | Gilbert, WV
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
What will children learn?
- Monday – Power Up with Water & Other Healthy Drinks
- Tuesday – Power Up with Healthy Food Choices
- Wednesday – Power Up with Physical Activity
- Thursday – Power Up with Protection (from Sun, Drugs, Alcohol and More)
- Friday – Power Up Your Cooking Skills
What should children wear?
- Sports attire & tennis shoes are a must! We are going to be moving and shaking the summertime blues away
To find out more and reserve your spot for the FIT Camp nearest you, please call 304-824-5806, ext. 2421
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.