Calvert Recreation Center
Summer Day Camp 2016
At Calvert Community Center we take pride in our longstanding reputation for providing quality summer recreation experiences for children and youth in our community. This summer at Lincoln Parks and Recreation, participants will experience as part of our "FUNdamental Healthy Me" day camp program:
- Recreation and Leisure Skills
- Physical Fitness Through Active Play
- Social Development
- Nutrition Awareness
- Nature Interaction
As always, parents and participants can expect:
- A focus on large group games and active play
- Skill building with challenging activity levels
- Site-based activities and city wide field trips
- Individual exploration of interests through a wide range of activities offered
ABOUT OUR SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Lincoln Parks and Recreation programs for children and youth are intentionally focused on increasing opportunities for physical activity, providing education about good nutrition and improving access to healthy food. Calvert Summer Day Camp is a perfect setting for learning the healthy balance of staying active while making smart food choices to help our bodies grow and develop in healthy ways through fun recreation activities. Activities include physical education, active play, archery, tennis, swimming, yoga, and gardening (in addition to other camp standards such as arts and crafts, music, reading, and more).
The results are promising. Almost 750 young people participated in Lincoln Parks and Recreation “FUNdamental Healthy Me” Summer Day Camps at eight locations last summer. Campers were tested on aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. About two-thirds of campers who completed each test improved, and campers who had high attendance generally showed greater improvement than those who had low attendance. This is great news among reports that fitness gains made during the school year may be lost during the summer.Schedules will be posted weekly throughout the summer.