LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—UW-La Crosse is working to help youth become healthier over their holiday break during Winter Sports and Fitness Camp.
Lori Petersen, camp director said its important for kids to be physically active because children as young as 7-years-old are being diagnosed with obesity and high blood pressure.
UW-L students are teaching the kids sports like football, floor hockey and this year they've added yoga to help kids learn how to handle stress
"Its a time for students to get away from the screen," Petersen said. "To get away from controllers and be a kid, move and have fun. Be creative and imaginative with their bodies and the equipment that we have"
They still have some openings for the last day of camp on Friday. Parents can check campers in at Mitchell Hall from 8-9 a.m. and should be picked up at 5 p.m.
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