30 Apr Lost Hills Summer Camp
Touching new grounds this summer has been a healthy success amongst our Lost Hills community youth. This summer our program set out a goal to keep kids active through a non competitive summer camp program. Lost Hills and the Responsible Athletes Program teamed up to provide kids from second grade to eight grade with an afternoon summer camp. Lost Hills allowed our program to come and use their newly renovated community park. The Lost Hills Paramount Park features a basketball court, a volleyball court and soccer field, bleachers, a mile-long walking path that circles the park, a splash park to keep kids cool in the summer and solar-powered lights to illuminate the park at night.
Jessica Enriquez, summer camp director, has been more than happy with the beautiful facilities as they offer a different variety of outdoor activities for the kids. As the summer camp director, she overseas three employees who serve as coaches; Anita, Omar and Irwin. Ms. Enriquez also oversees about 20-30 kids daily, Monday through Friday.
The summer camp begins at 3:30 P.M. and ends at 6 P.M. after the kids are picked up. The summer camp consists of basic stretches and a two lap warm up and different sport related activities. All activities are performed outdoors, some of their favorite activities are soccer drills, hula hoop relays, around the world and a three point contest. Although kids participate in the summer camp for fun, many of them have seen significant health improvements in themselves. Many kids were initially tested on how fast they could run a mile and how many push ups they could do. As the 7th week of the 8 week camp ends, many kids have improved their numbers. As summer now comes to an end we conclude our summer camp program with smiles and new friendships, making chances amongst youth has been our mission and what better way than through sports.