Building Friendship • Getting Healthy

KAMP K'AANA

KAMP K'AANA

The word “K’aana" is derived from the Alabama Coushatta Indian language and means “health and wellness”. It stands for kids achieving activity & nutrition awareness. Kamp K'aana introduces children, ages 10-14, to the tools they need to learn and love a healthy lifestyle, while offering the fun of an overnight summer camp experience!

This two-week program is held at the YMCA's Camp Grady Spruce, and caters to children who are above a healthy weight. Camp Grady Spruce is located on Possum Kingdom Lake and offers campers lake swimming, arts & crafts, archery, BBs, rock climbing, canoeing, tubing, hiking, sailboating, and so much more outdoor fun!  

Camp Dates: June 23 - July 6, 2019
Registration:  Currently open, please contact Tracey Burns to sign up!
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Kamp K'aana is designed by a team of pediatric specialists and is delivered by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas at Camp Grady Spruce.

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

Each day campers receive three meals and several snacks in a meal plan designed by dietitians. Meals are delicious, balanced and nutritious with an emphasis on high fiber and whole grains rather than sugar and fat.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

Campers are equipped with the tools they need to conquer their weight management issues while at the same time offering an incredible experience that increases self-confidence and builds self-esteem. To be eligible for this specialty camp, children must be in the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index (BMI) for their gender and age. Click here for a BMI calculator.


Kamp K'aana campers have come home with heightened self-esteem and confidence, brand new friends, and about a 5 to 10 pound weight loss each summer, as well the motivation to maintain their weight and obtain long-term results.

For more information, or to sign up for Kamp K'aana, please contact:

Tracey Burns
Director of Healthy Lifestyles 
469-276-8442
tburns@ymcadallas.org

Financial assistance is available for Kamp K'aana, because at the Y we believe everyone deserves health, education, community, and support.  Click here for more information about our Y For All program or click the links below for our applications for financial assistance.

English application

Spanish application