PCRI Summer Camp Strengthens Healthy Outcomes for Youth

August 7, 2012 · by Staff · Featured, PCRI

From July 23 to August 3, the Maya Angelou Community Center buzzed with the sounds of Camp Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL). Every afternoon, campers prepared their own healthy lunches made from farm fresh veggies, tended their new on-site garden, and finished the afternoon with physical activity, from swimming to rock climbing.

Campers planted, watered, and showed off their new tomato, pepper and basil plants.

Campers will remember HEAL throughout the year as they pull out their exclusive water bottles in school, at home or anywhere!

Camp began each day at the Maya Angelou Community Center, located at one of PCRI’s multi-family properties in North Portland.

HEAL was full of future stars, from budding climbers to fledgling footballers.

 HEAL was made possible through a grant from the Portland Timbers Community Fund and support from our wonderful community partners and volunteers from New Seasons Markets, Portland Nursery, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and the Portland Farmer’s Market.

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  1. […] PCRI and its community partners will be present at the festival, sharing information and resources at festival booths.  PCRI residents will also be at the festival, sharing their healthy food access journey.  Residents engaged in this journey through multiple programs offered through PCRI in the past year: gardening, nutrition education, and Children’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Camp. […]

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