GIRARD — Children will discover what fitness means, from mind, body and soul during a spring break camp at Greenbush.
The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from March 20 through 22. The days will be separated by age groups, each will have one day at camp. People can register at greenbus.org/springbreakcamps. A day at camp costs $30.
“We want to be able to offer a day of spring break fun, but is also hands-on and still educational … we’ll be focusing on fitness and what fitness means,” Greenbush Camp and Enrichment Coordinator Emily Roth said. “It’s more than just the body, it’s also the mind and soul.”
The camp is divided into three sections, the Tough Tykes age group, kindergarten through second, Fuel Up for Fitness third through fifth grade and The Greenbush Gauntlet for sixth through eighth graders.
The Tough Tykes will learn about the five food groups, healthy foods and run an obstacle course.
Children in the Fuel Up for Fitnesses group will take it up a notch and not only learn about the five food groups but also about serving size and “how to poop,” Roth said.
Of course, “how to poop” means a lesson on digestion — how food travels through the body, starting with mastication, the process of chewing. They camp will use soda to simulate saliva and stomach acid, Roth said.
“It is a fun way to represent what happens in the body when you eat and the nutrients you get from it,” she said.
The Greenbush Gauntlet group will do similarly as the previous group except they will be given the tools to for the lesson in digestion.
Each group will participate in an obstacle course for some “healthy competition.”
March 13 is the last day to register. For more information on the camp visit Greenbush’s website.
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