Nutrition Volunteers needed for Camp Energy

Intern at Camp ENERGY! Aug 3-9, 2019 (campers arrive on the 4th)

Join our mission to improve the health and wellness of our community. This internship is an opportunity for motivated undergraduate and graduate students to augment their education and career preparation in a variety of fields, including nutrition/dietetics, athletics/physical education, pediatrics, and adolescent weight management. For example, students interested in nutrition can help campers personalize nutrition plans at camp and at home and help lead nutrition education sessions, mentored by a registered dietitian. A kinesiology major may help campers modify physical activities to their ability and set exercise goals, mentored by a collegiate swim coach. Students interested in behavioral health can learn how risk factors impact health and weight in adolescents while they work with campers individually under the mentorship of a pediatric psychologist.

During the internship, students will support adolescents ages 11-18 in a week-long journey incorporating education around nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyles. Students act as camp counselors to directly foster the growth of camp participants, offering individualized attention in structured group programming. The internship will also provide opportunities for mentored relationships, skill development (including leadership, accountability, teamwork, and communication), and an experiential foundation for transition to the workforce. This is a great opportunity to build a resume through experience, service hours, and letters of recommendation.

See the flier here:  Volunteer Flyer_CAMP_ENERGY_2019 (1)-z9mnef.

Visit us at: www.gocampenergy.org

 

Katie McNitt, RD, LDN
Research Technologist I
Center for Childhood Obesity Research
129 Noll Lab, Penn State University
(814) 865-5245

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