Wellness

Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp’s Local Wellness Policy
This document contains information regarding the overall wellness policy of Pfeifer
Kiwanis Camp. There are four primary categories: nutrition education, physical activity,
guidelines for all foods and beverages at the camp, and other camp-based activities that
promote student wellness.
Nutrition Education
The Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp nutrition education component is an integral part of the
overall camp program and contains the following objectives:
• Students attending the Alternative Classroom Experience (ACE) program receive
nutrition education that is interactive and teaches the skills necessary to adopt
healthy eating behaviors.
• Nutrition education is offered in the camp cafeteria as well as in the classroom,
with coordination between the foodservice staff, administration, camp counselors
and teachers.
• Nutrition is integrated into the core curricula (e.g., as part of language arts,
students complete a wellness journal).
• Staff who provide nutrition education have appropriate training.
• During weekly parent meetings, nutrition education for parents is provided by the
administrative staff.
• Students receive health education through participation in weekly Social Issue
Awareness programming which includes anger management, violence prevention,
human sexuality and AIDS (discussed at an appropriate age level), and drug and
alcohol awareness.
• In the camp cabins, camp counselors discuss proper hygiene and assist those
students who need help in this area.
Physical Activity
In all camp programs there are ample opportunities to participate in physical activity as
noted in the following objectives:
• Students must walk from their cabins to the bathhouse, to the cafeteria, to the
classroom, and other places on site daily. This amounts to at least 1.5 miles per
day.
• Students participate in physical activity for at least one hour daily in various
forms including the following: hiking, cooperative games, teambuilding,
canoeing, sports, and challenge course.
• During the weekly parent meetings, parents are encouraged to find ways to
engage themselves and their children in physical activity on a regular and routine
basis.
• Staff are required to lead the students in all physical activity, and therefore engage
in ample physical activity themselves.
Revised 5/18