The common threads among diseases that disproportionately affect minorities are poor nutrition and obesity. During the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2010, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) voted to add nutrition and fitness as an overarching focus.
August 10th thru August 16, 2014, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital) will host its fourth annual residential fitness camp: Camp iRock. Camp iRock is for girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls (10 selected from each of Arkansas's four Congressional Districts).
Arkansas Minority Health Commission • 523 Louisiana, Suite 425 • Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-686-2720 • Toll free: 877-264-2826 • Fax: 501-686-2722