Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013
By Eden Landow
Be a Strong4Life superhero
Looking for some a way to jumpstart your kids’ fitness program this summer? Children’s Healthcare has a couple of special programs in the works. One is an awareness and fundraising event at Piedmont Park, while the other is a sleepaway camp program that involves a traditional camp experience at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, a facility that specializes in camp programs for special needs populations.
The Strong4Life Superhero Sprint will be a 5K and 1K fun run to raise funds for Strong4Life to reach even more families through school and provider training programs, community partnerships and policy change efforts. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.
The races start at 8 a.m. Superhero costume contest, 9:45 a.m. Phantom runner fee is $30, Timed 5K, $25; untimed 1 mile, $20; 1-mile fun run (12 and under), $12. Piedmont Park. Register online at choa.org/strong or at any Big Peach Running Co. until June 6.
The summer camp will be held for the fourth summer at Camp Twin Lakes. Campers, with pediatric medical supervision, will learn about health and wellness and participate in activities such as zip-lining and swimming. Family events also are incorporated into the program, starting with a welcome weekend in the spring, a week in the summer for campers only and a family reunion event in the fall.
The camp will be July 7-12, Fort Yargo State Park, Camp Twin Lakes, Will-A-Way, 210 S. Broad St. Winder, Ga., 30680. The cost is $350, including a $50 registration fee. Discounted rates for returning campers. Payment plans and scholarships available. 404-785-7228. www.choa.org/campstrong4life