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Camp promotes ‘ENRGY’ for disabled youth

Camp promotes ‘ENRGY’ for disabled youth

Camp ENRGY, a five-day event for youth with physical disabilities, is slated for July 25-29 at Middle Tennessee State University.

Camp ENRGY pool

Camp ENRGY Site Co-Director Sandy Stevens catches 2009 camper Jahlin Huell as he jumps into the water during a session in the Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center pool. Even more fun is planned for Camp ENRGY’s 2011 session. (MTSU file photo by Andy Heidt)

Sponsored by the MTSU Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth, Camp ENRGY—which stands for Excellence ‘N’ Recreation and Games for Youth—includes strength training, flexibility training, baseball, basketball, yoga, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, golf, football, kayaking, soccer, cycling and geocaching.

“Part of the camp vision has been to collaborate with community partners who are interested in providing opportunities for lifelong activity and decreasing the barriers to participation many of these kids experience,” said Camp Director Sandy Stevens.

Stevens says 21 campers, 12 counselors and several volunteers will take part in this year’s session.

Most activities are scheduled to take place in the MTSU Health, Wellness and Recreation Center. Some activities are slated to take place at other campus venues, including Murphy Center and Alumni Memorial Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Stevens at sstevens@tnstate.edu or Dr. Don Morgan, director of the MTSU Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth, at dmorgan@mtsu.edu.

Gina K. Logue, gklogue@ mtsu.edu


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