YMCA Kamp K'aana Brochure

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YMCA Kamp K'aana Brochure

  1. 1. MAKING FRIENDS FINDING HEALTH YMCA Kamp K’aana June 9-22, 2013 ymcacampcullen.org
  2. 2. KAMP K’AANA Ages 10 - 14 • June 9-22 Kamp K’aana introduces children to powerful, life-changing tools for healthy living while offering the fun of an overnight summer camp experience. Held at YMCA Camp Cullen on Lake Livingston, Kamp K’aana provides a two-week program for obese kids ages 10-14. Kamp K’aana helps kids make the lifestyle changes • A positive, non-judgmental environment where kids can make lifelong friendships and feel comfortable relating to others with similar weight struggles • Daily sessions with a wellness coach who provides interactive lessons on appropriate portion sizes, self-esteem, and smart food choices • Tips for parents on healthy eating
  3. 3. Professional Expertise Kamp K’aana is designed by a team of specialists from Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) and Baylor College of Medicine and is delivered by the YMCA of Greater Houston at the newly reopened YMCA Camp Cullen. Nutritious Meals Each day, campers receive three 500-calorie meals and a 300-calorie snack designed by TCH dieticians. Meals are delicious, balanced and nutritious with an emphasis on high fiber and whole grains rather than sugar and fat. Life-Changing Experience Campers are equipped with the tools they need to conquer their weight management issues while at the same time offering an incredible experience that increases self-confidence and builds self-esteem. By the end of camp, campers typically lose between five to ten pounds. Once they return home, children will be motivated to maintain their weight and obtain long-term results. To be eligible for this specialty camp, children must be in the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index (BMI) for their gender and age. For more information, contact Gina Peterson, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the YMCA of Greater Houston at 713.758.9179, or at gina.peterson@ ymcahouston.org. necessary to achieve their ideal weight. • Specially trained camp counselors who are warm, positive and compassionate • Wide range of activities found at YMCA Camp Cullen such as zip lining, archery and water sports along with the traditions of overnight camp • Three reunions in Houston over the following year to provide ongoing support toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  4. 4. “Kamp K’aana helped me with my confidence, self-esteem and attitude to say what I feel. It also helped me become me. I’m not scared to put on certain clothes and be afraid of what people say. I love who I am and how I am.“ -Ta’Yanna, camper For more information about the Y and its services, contact: YMCA of Greater Houston P.O. Box 3007 • Houston, TX 77253 (713) 659-5566 • ymcahouston.org YMCA Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Everyone is welcome.

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