Brooklyn, NY, August 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Live Light Live Right announced a partnership with CAMBA Beacon Program for a 7-week summer camp for 150 campers. The summer camp will include nutritional counseling, physical fitness, and weekly fun trips. The campers will learn about local farming, food production, local food sourcing and they will learn to cook with local vegetables. The 7-week summer camp introduces the campers to the CAMBA programs and challenges the children who have been attending the programs on a regular basis. The Live Light Live Right team provides Fitness activities and nutritional workshops for all the participants and engages them to adopt healthy lifestyles.
Throughout the year, Live Light Live Right partners with CAMBA provides weekly exercise classes to the children in the program and is supervised by the certified personal trainers of Live Light Live Right.
About Live Light Live Right
Live Light, Live Right (www.livelight.org) is a Brookdale Hospital and a community-based partnership, non-profit 501 (c) (3), serving overweight and obese children ages 2-19. Nearly half of the children in the program are those who live below the poverty line; suffer from a BMI >95th percentile or are at high risk of developing diabetes or other serious chronic diseases. By providing free or highly subsidized services, Live Light has already helped over 2,500 children improve their diet, exercise habits, and their health. The novel, multi-disciplinary approach has resulted in positive health outcomes, including the reduction of Body Mass Index scores, cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin levels for nearly three-quarters of all participants.
About CAMBA Beacon Program
The Beacon Community Centers (www.camba.org) are school-based community centers that provide a structured mix of regular programming activities and special events, serving a target population of low-income youth and families in Central Brooklyn. CAMBA’s first Beacon opened in 1993 and then opened a second in 2000. The Beacon model represents an important citywide effort to leverage the assets of public school buildings in communities by keeping them open in the evenings and on weekends. Beacon services, strengthen youth and families and build more communities that are cohesive.