Gasol Foundation ENERGY Healthy Summer Camps 2019
E.N.E.R.G.Y. – Educating Nutrition Exercise Rest and Goodwill to Youth
Are you ready for a summer full of ENERGY? Gasol Foundation is once again collaborating with the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (LA Y) for our 2nd annual ENERGY Healthy Summer Camps. This year, ENERGY will be from June 10th to August 15th, 2019. ENERGY is for children ages 5-13 years old. Camp programs will take place at the Weingart East LA YMCA, Anderson Munger Family YMCA, Mid-Valley Family YMCA, and the Hollywood YMCA.
In April 2018, Gasol Foundation and YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles began a collaboration that tackles childhood obesity head on. We are thrilled to be collaborating with such an amazing organization for a second time. YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Welcoming individuals of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, the Y is committed to nurturing everyone’s potential in spirit, mind and body. No one is turned away membership due to the inability to pay. Through unique programs and services, YMCA provides more than a quarter million families each year with the tools and encouragement to learn, grow and thrive.
Following the Gasol Foundation approach to preventing childhood obesity through a shared community commitment, ENERGY will be a coordinated effort involving children, their caregivers and camp counselors. This 8-week camp program will teach children the importance of healthy habits. Campers will explore the “Healthy Galaxy” by visiting the planets of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Sleep, and Emotional Well-being. Other topics pertaining to health and wellness will also be discussed. Also, there will be activities, games, prizes and so much more! ENERGY will definitely be an out of this world experience!
As you can see, ENERGY represents yet another Gasol Foundation initiative that gives children and their families a fun and interactive way to learn about the importance of healthy habits. With all of our programs, the overall goal is to ensure the healthy growth and development of all children. Our Zero Childhood Obesity objective can very much be a reality if we all work together and raise awareness on children’s health. Let’s fight this childhood obesity epidemic together.