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    Shelby Farms Wins National Award for Summer Camp

    by Daniel Hight - WREG -

    Kids at the Shelby Farms’ summer day camp learned a little bit of Tai Chi Friday morning.

    It’s a part of the program that earned the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy a national award for its summer camp.
    Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell announced Friday that the Woodland Discovery Summer Challenge won the park the National Health and Fitness award.

    “It’s highly competitive,” said Executive Director, Laura Adams. “It’s a national award. In fact, it’s the highest award the National Parks and Recreation gives and we won it,” she added as she laughed.

    Adams says the camp is highly innovative.

    Kids of all ages and backgrounds learn things about living an active lifestyle, as well as health and nutrition and environmental education.

    The camp, which is sponsored by Medtronic, is only in its second year.

    Some kids who sign up get the camp paid for, making the summer fun available to everyone.

    “Kids from all across the county were able to participate in the Woodland Discovery Summer Challenge and I want to tell you something, they got along great and they left happy and healthier,” said Adams.

    The camp is already growing. Its doubled the amount of campers in just one year.