American Indian Youth Wellness Camp 2020
THE AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH WELLNESS CAMP
American Indian youth are disproportionately affected by health disparities such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Consequently, American Indian youth are more likely to develop adult obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and are at elevated risk of developing cancer in adulthood. The American Indian Youth Wellness Camp and our partner tribes have been committed to improving health outcomes for tribal youth since 1991.
The American Indian Youth Wellness camp is focused on promoting healthy lifestyles. We collect diet and physical activity measures to assess whether we are making a difference or not. And we are!
During camp, we ensure youth are consuming a balanced nutritional diet in tandem with fun and engaging physical activity.
MORE than just a camp. Our reach extends into tribal communities!
We need help in extending our health education beyond the week-long residential camp to include follow-up education sessions after camp with parents and siblings.
WHAT'S A DAY AT CAMP LIKE?
Youth eagerly begin their day with a morning walk/run, much like how their ancestors started the day! The campers learn from tribes and hear traditional songs, stories and histories. The youth have a full day of fitness classes, learn about meditation techniques, participate in fun games and do arts & crafts!
OUR GOAL: Prevent the development of adverse health outcomes in American Indian youth
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We want to ensure that our camp has a lasting effect by continuing to engage with youth through after-camp booster sessions. Our booster sessions will bring additional and continuing health education to the youth and expand to include parents and siblings. Your help will ensure the health benefits of our program extend to the entire family!
Click on the Project Owner icons above to learn more about our tribal partners and camp history.
YOU CAN ALSO DONATE BY SENDING A CHECK
Make your check or money order payable to: Benefit of the Wellness Camp
Mail to: Francine Gachupin, Camp Director
PO Box 210491
Tucson, AZ 85721