ENERGY Camp Counselor Training 2019
As we embark on the second year of ENERGY Healthy Summer Camps, we are thrilled to be collaborating with YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles on this project once again. This year, ENERGY will be taking place at Weingart East LA, Anderson Munger Family YMCA, Mid-Valley Family YMCA, and the Hollywood YMCA.
During this 8 week program, YMCA camp counselors and Gasol Foundation staff will have fun promoting healthy habits to children ages 5-13 years old. Children will explore the Healthy Galaxy and visit the planets of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Sleep Quality, and Emotional Well-being.
The Role of YMCA Camp Counselors In ENERGY
Prior to ENERGY Healthy Summer Camps beginning, Gasol Foundation held a camp counselor training session for all of the YMCA camp counselors participating in ENERGY. The purpose of this training was to meet YMCA camp staff, inform them about Gasol Foundation and our mission to reduce childhood obesity, and educate them on the ENERGY program to best prepare them for success.
Other goals of the training session consisted of gaining the counselors support, creating awareness on childhood obesity, and providing the counselors with the tools necessary in order to carry out an effective, informative and fun summer camp experience for all ENERGY campers.
The primary role of the camp counselors will include sharing the key health messages with campers Monday-Thursday, as well as leading an activity with the children that highlights the key messages for the designated planet of the week. At the end of the week, Gasol Foundation staff will be at each YMCA site to wrap up the 4 key messages with a workshop. The counselors at the training also received a Camp Counselor Guide with further detailed information and helpful tips, as well as a Mission Control binder to keep all pre- and post-surveys and other significant data.
Ready, Set, Blastoff!
Our Camp Counselor training for ENERGY Healthy Summer Camps was a success! We had so much fun! We would like to thank all of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles staff who are helping to further our mission to reduce childhood obesity and empower kids to develop health habits. We cannot thank you enough for your time, hard work, and dedication.
ENERGY 2019 is now officially underway! Hop on board the Gasol Foundation space shuttle and get ready for this healthy space adventure!