|College of Nursing receives $15,000 match grant|
The College of Nursing has received a $15,000 match grant from Dakota Medical Foundation to support the establishment of a Wellness Camp Adventure for elementary school-aged children.
Wellness Camp Adventure is a two-week day camp, focused on the health and wellness of children. The primary goal of the Wellness Camp Adventure is to promote all seven dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, environmental, occupational, spiritual, and intellectual wellness) in children aged 9 to 12 through a variety of activities such as fun cooking class, music, arts and craft, physical activity, and games. The camp, held at the Wellness Center, will be run by Lek Seal, assistant professor of nursing.
This grant will provide up to $15,000 in matching funds. Dakota Medical Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, contributions to this project of $250 or more. To support the Wellness Camp Adventure, please contact the College of Nursing at 777-4526.
“The College of Nursing is excited about the wellness camp,” said Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “The health of our children should be a top priority for everyone. The increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents are serious issues with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. Physical activity and food choices are behaviors that can be valued through this camp. Campers will learn to be junior ambassadors for family health. We thank DMF for their continued support of healthcare in our region.”
For more information about the Wellness Camp Adventure or for registration, please call UND Summer Events office at 777-0841 or visit the web site at www.summer.und.edu. Space is limited, so be sure to register your child early.
-- Becky Cournia, alumni and development coordinator, 777-4526, 777-4096 (fax), email@example.com, www.nursing.und.edu