Twenty years strong: Children’s Lifetime Wellness Academy

Now in its 20th year, the Children’s Lifetime Wellness Academy at Missouri Southern continues to provide a variety of fun, healthy activities for kids.

Designed for children ages 7-12, the day camp is sponsored each June by the Kinesiology Department. “It’s a great opportunity to be active, but be free from the concerns of competition,” says kinesiology professor Patty Vavra. “No matter what level of ability they come to us with, they get to see themselves improve.”

Both indoor and outdoor activities are featured, including bowling, Frisbee, swimming, golf, racquet sports, archery and canoeing. A fee of $100 per child covers four days of instruction, equipment and a T-shirt.

The event also serves as a one-week practicum for Missouri Southern students to get experience teaching children sports and recreational activities.

The camp will be offered June 6-9. For more information, call 417-625-9316 or email Hayes-B@