Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4-H Healthy Lifestyles Camp

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M Health Science Center are pleased to offer a M.A.S.H. Camp that will be held June 16-18, 2010. The Medical, Activity, Safety and Health Camp will provide an opportunity for youth to learn about nutrition, physical activity, health and safety, as well as explore a variety of careers available in the health education field.

The three-day, two-night camp will be conducted at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, TX, and is open to any youth in Texas that is in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. While the camp is targeting youth in rural Texas, youth from all areas of the state are welcome to participate. Membership in the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is not a requirement for participation in the camp; therefore, please promote this opportunity throughout your community and schools. A promotional flyer is attached.

Camp highlights include:

· Learn about MyPyramid

· Daily exercise experiences

· Food Challenge experience

· Interaction with hospital and emergency medical personnel

· Full emergency triage experience

Camp activities for youth will include:

· Learn how to take vital signs

· Wound and injury care

· Surgical and emergency room procedures

· Dental care

· Medication compounding

Registration for the camp is open until May 20th and is $200 which includes meals, lodging and camp materials. Camp registration is limited to the first 50 youth! To register, visit the following link: and click on the “Join 4-H/Register for an Event” tab.

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