Saturday, June 9th is National Get Outdoors Day and we are giving away a free week of camp!
The statistics are alarming. Today’s American kids are:
- Less connected to the outdoors than any previous generation.
- Spend 6.5 hours a day spent watching screens.
- Six times more likely to play a computer game than ride a bike.
- Four times more likely to be obese than the previous generation.
What’s one remedy? Spending more time outdoors which leads to:
More physical activity. Americans have a growing problem that can be addressed with more physical activity – an increase in the percentage of Americans who are overweight and obese. This trend carries with it big costs – in dollars and quality of life. Some $160 billion in direct public spending. 7 in 10 deaths now attributable to largely preventable chronic illnesses – and 3 out of every 4 dollars in our healthcare spending is similarly directed at largely preventable chronic illnesses.
Less stress. Today’s kids live in a world that is more stressed than ever before. Becoming overloaded with pressure at school, conflicts at home, relationship problems, and/or career choices.
A reduction in risky behavior. To deal with stress, today’s kids may drink or use drugs, drive aggressively, overeat, go shopping, spend hours on the computer or playing video games, or take out their frustration on others. This is why we see increased bullying, isolation, depression, obesity, eating disorders, inappropriate sexual activity, violent outbursts, cutting, intolerance and hate crimes, suicide, and many other destructive choices.
We support National Get Outdoors Day. Here is how we are celebrating:
If you enroll May 21-June 9, you will be eligible to receive credit equal to the value of one week at Camp Tall Timbers.
This is a $1350 value!
Anyone is allowed to enter providing you enroll for a summer session (this excludes anyone who enrolled prior to May 20, 2018).
Simply register for camp.
The drawing will take place on June 10th. Good luck!
National Get Outdoors Day Giveaway Rules:
- If you are chosen as the winner you will receive one week of camp valued at $1350
- Anyone is allowed to enter providing you enroll for a summer session (this excludes anyone who enrolled prior to May 20, 2018).
- The National Get Outdoors Giveaway runs from May 21 – June 10 (11:59 pm)
- To enter just register your child for camp during the giveaway.
- A winner will be chosen from a random drawing of names.