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Sixth annual Kamp K'aana now accepting campers

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are recruiting campers for the sixth year of their fun-based, weight management summer program, Kamp K'aana.

The camp is a comprehensive and fun weight management program for children ages 10 to 14. They attend a two-week sleep-away camp at Cho Yeh Camp and Conference Center in Livingston, Texas.

Changing habits

For one hour a day, children receive a lesson from a physician, dietitian or psychologist on how to change their habits, nutrition or activity. A healthy menu including a new fruit or vegetable is served each day. Activities include swimming, horseback riding, pedal carts, soccer, basketball, lake fun, paint ball, ropes courses and a rock wall.

Parents take part in education sessions on the first and last days of camp. Additionally, families attend three follow-up reunions 3-, 6-, and 12-months after camp to reconnect and reiterate lessons learned.

Financial support available

This year's two-week camp is from July 29 through Aug. 11, and the deadline for registration is July 5. For more information on the camp, call 832-822-4780 or visit www.kampkaana.org. Financial support may be available to low-income families in need of assistance.

For more information on supporting Kamp K'aana, contact 832-822-4780.