Creating Active, Healthy Kids for This Summer and a Lifetime

Bright Lights Institute kicks off its 2017 summer programming with its "Active Kids" camp, encouraging kids to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Over the course of 5 days, students will have the chance to participate in a wide variety of lifetime activities, receiving in-person instruction from leading experts in the KC metro area. 

"We've built our schedule to be both fast-paced and fun," states Bright Lights Program Director Renae Kitchin. "Each day provides students the chance to enjoy two different lifetime activities as well as learn tips for living a healthy lifestyle."

Camp Schedule
Interested parents can reference the following schedule to see what type of experiences await their students at camp:

Monday, June 5
Learn how to keep your eye on the target as campers travel to Archery Excellence of Independence, Missouri to learn the proper method for handling and shooting a bow and arrow. Then, kick, punch and defend yourself with tips from Master D of Kids 2 Leaders, as Brian Davidson comes to camp to introduce students to the fundamentals of Taekwondo. 

Tuesday, June 6
Exercise correctly and eat healthy with the team from Life Transformations as well as learn how to create delicious No Bake Energy Balls. Conclude your day with the chance to tumble, flip and run at XTREME Gymnastics.

Wednesday, June 7
Open your morning by bending, stretching and flexing your body with the expert instruction of Strive Fitness and Haven Yoga studio. We'll cruise into the afternoon and zoom around on wheels while at Landmark Skate. (Students new to roller skating will have the opportunity for dedicated instruction to build their confidence and skills.) 

Thursday, June 8
Move to the beat with A.J. Valle, Bright Lights' Performing Arts Director, and explore multiple dance and movement styles that will get your heart rates up. Then, we'll venture across the street to jump away the afternoon while at Skyzone.

Friday, June 9
Conclude your week by bowling a strike (or at least a spare) while at Summit Lanes and end the week with a trip to Paradise Park for fun and adventure. 

Dr. Steve Cohen, Bright Lights' Founder, is excited that, "kids will have an opportunity to try out all kinds of fun activities in a safe environment." Having raised three children and being actively involved in the lives of his four grandchildren, Dr. Steve Cohen knows that summers can quickly become lazy if kids aren't given a plan for activity. "We want to 'smash the couch potato' and ensure these kids don't waste away this summer."

Interested? Sign up today!