Campers participate in talent shows, camping, fishing, archery, soccer, arts and crafts – all of the fun things that other summer camps do, but our kids are also learning a new and healthier lifestyle.
St. Louis, Mo (PRWEB) December 03, 2011
Camp Jump Start will be featured on MTV’s Made television show on December 3rd, 2011. In the episode, the camper, Lexi, wants to become a pom dancer. Part of that dream included attending Camp Jump Start, a summer camp for overweight teens located in Imperial, Missouri. Camp Jump Start helped Lexi work toward her goal by teaching and employing good exercise and eating habits. Lexi, as most campers, encountered struggles but also accomplishments during her weight loss journey that was chronicled by the MTV show. Campers ride bikes, swim in the pool, climb rock walls and ropes obstacle course and much more all while learning to get fit and live healthy.
“Although Camp Jump Start is based on health education, we think kids learn best while having fun,” says Jean Huelsing RN, founder of Camp Jump Start. “Campers participate in talent shows, camping, fishing, archery, soccer, arts and crafts – all of the fun things that other summer camps do, but our kids are also learning a new and healthier lifestyle.”
In conjunction with the airing of MTV”s Made episode, Camp Jump Start is raising funds for the Living Well Village which is the home of Camp Jump Start. The Living Well Foundation, the non-profit entity that operates the Living Well Village, is releasing two Kids Fitness DVDs to raise money for the upcoming year. The funds raised will support the camp’s use for other leadership camps with a health and wellness focus, such as “Camp Notaclotamongus”—teaching hemophiliacs to give their own life saving infusions, “Fight for your Life” cancer camp, “Healthy Hearts” for improving your cardiovascular system, and several other outreach programs that help improve overall wellness for individuals.
According to Tom Huelsing, Chief Operating Officer of Living Well Village and Camp Jump Start instructor, “The Kids Fitness DVDs are an extension of Camp Jump Start and the Living Well Village. The instructional videos help and instruct all kids about aerobics and staying healthy. And you are supporting a great organization.”
Living Well Village is a 250 acre property located approximately 35-minutes outside of St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about Camp Jump Start or the Living Well Village, please visit us at http://www.campjumpstart.com or http://www.livingwellvillage.org