U of I Extension offers healthy kids pop-up walking clubs

Area youth can connect with nature and healthy lifestyles this summer at the University of Illinois Extension Summer Healthy Kids Camp & Walking Club for Tweens.

With Extension staff, youth, ages 8-12, will have fun on walking adventures and learn to count their steps along the way. There will be discussion on good nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Have fun creating craft projects and take home a snack at each meeting. Masks and social distancing will be practiced.

Healthy Kids Pop-Up Walking Clubs will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at:

  • Henry Public Library, 702 Front Street, June 21, 23 & 25 – call to register
  • Putnam County Library, 214 N. 4th Street, Hennepin, July 12, 14 & 16 – register by July 8.
  • Memorial Park, Wyanet, July 26, 28 & 30 – register by July 22.

These are outdoor events.  There is no cost to attend. To register, please call University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889.

Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry, and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit its website at https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp