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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press July 24, 2013 + Summer Camp Spotlight: PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK Hula hoop, basketball and jump rope all before 9 a.m. - and these were just three of the activities that got Hays CISD Fitness Camp students warmed up each morning. About 65 students participated in July's two-week camp at Dahlstrom Middle School and another 35 took part in the camp at Chapa Middle School in June. BY KIM HILSENBECK sugar-free popsicles, about double what they had last summer. Several of the fitness-related games Wilson said the kids seem to most en- and activities used in the camp were joy the games where all the age groups created byWendy Morgan, a PE coach at are together, such as Monster Ball, Sur- Now in its second year, the Hays CISD Tobias Elementary School. vivor and Dribblers Defenders. Fitness Camp helps kids in first through Morgan also authored and published He said Hays CISD is making a dent in eight grade get active. The camp is or- a book called "Hello to Health," which the obesity issue. ganized and rtm entirely by Hays CISD includes many of the same games and "Hays is definitely on the forefront," PhysicalEducation coaches, activities, such as Sit Ups Tic Tac Toe - Wilson said. "Every year we're doing The half-day camps mn in two four- kids have to do a sit up before every more and more. It's been awesome, it's day a week cycles, from 8 a.m. to noon move on the board, working." Monday-Thursday for two weeks. The Morgan said the district created the The other coaches, Kim Yeargan, firstcampsessionwasheldatChapaMid- summer fitness camp in response to Christine Tucker and David Bowman, die School in mid June. About 35 campers obesity problem at Hays CISD. said fitness camp is gaining popularity attended. The second session was in July Jonathan Wilson, PE teacher at Simon and getting better each year. at Dahlstrom Middle School. Middle School, said, "Fitness Camp is Yeargan said the kids love the variety The camp offers age-appropriate ten- all about being healthy and active and of games and the new friends they meet. nis, basketball, soccer and fitness condi- playing different sports and activities." "Fitness Camp is great for getting kids tioning, as well as health and nutrition He was one of four coaches at the Dahl- active and giving them some new ideas lessons, including "go, slow and woe" strom location, of what to do at home," Yeargan said. foods. Campers enjoyed snacks such as He said the number ofcampers, 65, was "Everybody leaves happy and tired." Great Fun Great Food $100 Minimum Game Prize $500 Progressive Jackpot Santa Cz', " ' " XZ Z' Parish Activity Ce 1100 Mm Street, Buda, 78610 Texas Bingo License No, 17424803181 Mayla is one of the sweetest dogs in our shelter. She is a one year old collie mix. Dog of the Week and her adoption fee is only 25100 from now until Sunday! Please come by the shelted Usabeth is one of our friendliest cats, She is around 4 years old, She also doesn't mind other cats. Usabeth is the shelter's Cat of the Weeld Her adoption fee is only 25.00 dollars until Sunday! PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non,profit, no-kilt shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX * 512 268-1611 Please visit All animals are fully vaccinationed, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. Pets of the Week sponsored by (512) 268-PETS. www.PlumCreekVet,com Located in Kyle, Texas at 4100 Everett, next to the Performing Arts Center and Austin Regional Clinic + +