Antelope Valley Sports and Health Camp
Our Antelope Valley Sports and Health Camp project is a series of weekend sports and health camps. Through these camps we aim to improve family health in the Palmdale, Lancaster, and surrounding communities, which have some of the highest incidences of childhood obesity, low exercise levels, and poor nutrition. Camp events combine fun, creative, and often silly and humorous basketball/soccer drills and yoga techniques with interactive health education sessions about nutrition, sports medicine topics, a mobile health team offering blood pressure, glucose, and other testing and vaccinations to meet sports team requirements, and opportunities for free or subsidized sports physical examinations. Our target audience for this workshop is youths from ages 7-11; camps are girls-only, boys-only, or mixed gender depending on location and interest, with a preference for offering girls’ camps when demand is sufficient. Each camp includes 50 children total sports participants and 100 additional family members as health activity and basic needs aid recipient participants. As part of the camps, we also check on families to ensure their basic needs are met with food, clothing, and refurbished electronic devices (donated used laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), providing them opportunities to receive these items to address social determinants of health. The camp project is a natural next step to the ongoing activities from Margarita Humanitarian Foundation for health education and care, food and basic needs, and physical activity.
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