American Indian Youth Wellness Camp 2020

$1,215
24%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project ends on December 20, at 11:59 PM MST
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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. 

OUR METHODS

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!

LEARN MORE

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

 

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Healthy Snacks

Fruits and vegetables to use in daily interactive healthy snack instruction.

$50

Staying Active

Provides each Camper with a t-shirt, water bottle, jump rope, Frisbee and basketball. Campers take the sports equipment home as incentives to stay active!

$75

Providing Incentives

Youth will be provided with incentives for living a healthy lifestyle including a basketball, Frisbee, jump rope, etc.

$100

Socks & Shoes

Appropriate footwear and socks, so each youth has a safe and comfortable experience during Camp's daily walks, exercises and activities.

$330

Camp Fee

Camp fee for one American Indian youth to attend Camp Chapel Rock in Prescott, AZ. This includes room and healthy meals for one week!

$550

All Inclusive

All camp fees, essential hygiene products, shoes and socks, t-shirt, sports equipment and supplies for a youth for the entirety of camp!

$1,000

Looking to the Future!

Thank you! You will be contributing to this year and also to NEXT year's camp.

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