UW La Crosse Kicks Off Youth Fitness Camp

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff
Fitness Matters

Fitness Matters

It's a chance for area children to learn great health habits as the UW La Crosse kicks off its Youth Sports and Fitness Camp.

About 120 kids are spending the next three days staying active playing sports like kickball, flag football and soccer.

Campers are also learning good lifestyle habits like sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy eating habits.

Camp Co-Director Lori Peterson says with the growing concern of childhood obesity, getting kids moving now will help them live healthier lives in the future. "When it becomes a routine for the children to move...it becomes a part of their life. Kind of like brushing your teeth. 'I forgot to exercise today, I need to get some exercise in'. So we want to make it something that's a part of their daily routine and if we can catch them when they're young, we hope it will lead them into their middle school, high school, and post graduation."

The camp runs through this Thursday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

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