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Poe Center's Healthy Habits Camp still planned, but with new look

Posted June 1, 2020 7:18 p.m. EDT

Courtesy: Poe Center for Health Education

Each summer, Poe Center for Health Education provides free camps for kids who qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches at school. The Healthy Habits Camp is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and provides kids with educational activities and free summer meals.

This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic makes social distancing a smart idea, the Poe Center has canceled the in-person camps, but is offering an alternative.

Healthy Habits Camp-in-a-Kit will offer a fun-filled week of health education activities, games, crafts and playtime, according to its website. The camp is designed for rising first through fifth graders who qualify for lunch assistance. It will take place from June 22 to June 26. Participants will be able to pick up activity kits and also participate in virtual activities.

Each morning during the camp, registered families can pull up to the center to pick up a daily camp kit, which includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack; crafts and activities and more. Then, they can head home for a day of activities and virtual health lessons.

Registration is required for this. More information is on Poe's website.