It’s no secret that today’s kids are generally not as active as kids from past generations. Parents seem to fight a loosing battle against technology when it come to capturing kids’ interest and our efforts to keep them active. Luckily for parents in Wisconsin, we have some help from none other than the Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camp!
Kids are more likely to exercise if it is a fun activity that they don’t necessarily think of as exercise per se. If you ask LJ if he likes to exercise, he would say no. But ask him what he likes to do and he will tell you “play sports, ride bikes, hike, and run”. Funny how kids think, huh? Seems that LJ isn’t the only one: “Kids do Packers Youth Football Camps because they are fun,” says Tom Finks, Executive Director of Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps. “They don’t know that there is this big, underlying health initiative happening underneath all the fun-filled activities.”
Personally, I love the idea that the kids are divided up by age AND skill levels, so every kid is working at a level where they feel comfortable. I also like that it is non-contact (even though I’m sure LJ would disagree!). Camps are held throughout Wisconsin and there is probably a camp right near you. Click here for specific camp dates and locations.
Tips for Parents from Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps:
One lucky Wisconsin Mommy reader will win a Green Bay Packers Youth Football Camps prize package that will include:
2 G-Force Water applied tattoos
1 G-Force beaded necklace
1 G-Force Sticker
1 “Return to Titletown” story of the 2010 Super Bowl Packers—soft cover
This post is brought to you in partnership with Packers Youth Football Camps and the Wisconsin Mom Squad.