The Fit as a Firefighter Summer Camp for children ages 8 to 12 will be held June 1-5 at the St. Tammany Fire District 1 Fire Training Academy/Camp Villere in Slidell. The cost is $75.
Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center on the second floor of the Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd.
Before registering, parents must pick up registration packets with details on what to do before registration and forms their pediatrician must complete. Registration packets for the Fit as a Firefighter Summer Camp can be picked up at Cross Gates Family Fitness Center, 200 N. Military Road; at the Slidell Memorial Hospital information desk; at the SMH Community Outreach Center; and at pediatrician offices.
Fit as a Firefighter Summer Camp is a joint project of Slidell Memorial Hospital and St. Tammany Fire Protection District 1. It aims to build self-esteem and teach nutrition and exercise skills to children who struggle with their weight and to all children who want to learn how to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle.
Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After-care until 5:30 p.m. is available for an additional $25.
For information on the camp, call the SMH Community Outreach Center at (985) 280-8529.