For many young people, there is no better way to spend the summer than getting outdoors and staying active with new friends and camp counselors on the beautiful campus of Colorado State University. For health and exercise science students like Ariana Bagley, being a counselor offers a career-shaping experiential learning opportunity.
This summer, CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science will host its 52nd Annualnd annual youth sports camp, Intended for children ages 5 to 13. The 2022 camping season ran from May 31 to August 12 for him, offering a variety of camping options from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Camps help participating youth develop healthy lifestyle knowledge such as strength, flexibility and specific skills in a fun-focused social setting. This activity promotes both physical activity and social skills and builds friendships and confidence.
This learning also applies to counselors. In her senior year at CSU, Bagley said that this opportunity not only gave her a great summer job, but also strengthened her leadership skills and helped her get along with people. I noticed that it solidified her desire to work and be active.
YSC is the perfect place for camp counselors like Bagley to experience working in their field of study. Bagley is focused on sports medicine within the department and has a “tTeaching children the basics of their favorite sport and why exercise is so important is extremely rewarding. “
Bagley works with children, but these experiences will translate into her future career working with clients of all ages. Her aspiring Personal Trainer, Bagley, said:
Given that YSC has been restricted due to COVID-19 for the past two years, these rewarding experiences are amplified. Bagley acknowledges that this year’s summer camp has become more challenging due to the increased capacity, but “this is really a great way for campers to socialize and learn to interact with different kids.” It was helpful.”
Bagley and other YSC counselors have combined their ambition with an innate desire to help others discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle from an early age. Bagley found that the YSC children loved the games and activities and expressed their enthusiasm for learning every day. YSC allows children to try out different activities and find what they like. This will give you a lifetime of joy with a healthy lifestyle.
“The biggest lesson I’ve learned from working at YSC is that kids learn a lot from an early age,” says Bagley.
Majoring in health and exercise science, Bagley was able to bring her knowledge to the setting of this summer’s camp.
Important for maintaining good health and activity levels.
“Being an HES major, most of my classes are about exercise. healthy lifestyle and nutrition. With this background, we can apply these concepts to our children and teach them in the hope that they will learn that a healthy lifestyle is important in life.
Throughout the 8-week program, Bagley and the YSC counselors work hard to maintain the anticipation of fun and learning.
“Every day is a little different, but typically in the morning we go to work and stretch, then we do drills and games with a small, sport-specific group at camp,” Bagley said. and play a game in a scrimmage or larger group to simulate actual game play before the children are picked up.”
Bagley’s work as a camp counselor reflects a great deal of dedication and love for helping others, teaching children from an early age that a healthy lifestyle is important and fun. is teaching.
“I love seeing their smiles knowing I made a difference,” Bagley said.
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