Youth Sport Camps Promoting Fun and Fitness
Who We Are
The Youth Sport Camps are a summer day-camp program for children aged 5-13 taking place at facilities on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, with a satellite program in Castle Rock, Colorado. The camps, which originally started in 1970, are health and fitness-oriented programs aimed at youngsters to promote healthy and active lifestyles while having fun.
Youth Sport Camps Mission
Through innovative programming and the use of active learning practices focusing on obesity prevention, lifelong fitness, and skill development, the Youth Sport Camps support the educational and public service mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science and Colorado State University. We provide hands-on experience and research opportunities for CSU students and staff while promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for youth in the community.
To help us meet our goal of decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity and inactive lifestyles, we aspire to develop a working model of summer camp programming that focuses on these two issues. We will offer new and exciting programming that features up-to-date information and activities on lifetime fitness and wellness. We also plan to collect data from volunteer campers regarding their physical activity levels and nutritional habits to help us gauge the effectiveness of our changes.
Youth Sport Camps Objectives
- Promote physical activity in a fun and safe environment
- Promote lifelong activity and a healthy approach to childhood obesity prevention
- Challenge each child to improve his or her own level of performance