2014 journal article

Opportunities for Promoting Youth Physical Activity: An Examination of Youth Summer Camps


By: B. Hickerson & K. Henderson*

author keywords: pedometry; recreation
MeSH headings : Accelerometry / statistics & numerical data; Body Mass Index; Camping; Child; Ethnicity / statistics & numerical data; Exercise / physiology; Female; Health Promotion; Humans; Life Style / ethnology; Male; Risk Factors; Seasons; Sex Factors; Socioeconomic Factors; Southeastern United States; Time Factors; White People / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Youth summer camps demonstrate the potential to provide ample opportunities for physical activity during the summer months and the structure of camp programs should allow for changes to increase physical activity for all participants. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Background:Youth summer camp programs have the potential to provide opportunities for physical activity, but little to no research has been conducted to determine activity levels of campers. This study aimed to examine physical activity occurring in day and resident summer camps and how activity levels differed in these camps based upon demographic characteristics.