Little Rock, AR — The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host the fifth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp. The camp takes place Sunday, June 14th through Saturday, June 20th at C.A. Vines 4-H Camp.
Camp iRock, a fitness and nutrition camp for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, will consist of a week filled with educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives.
Forty girls from around the state of Arkansas will attend the camp free of charge. Applications are available on line at www.campirock.com.
According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.