April 20, 2017

Spring Camp Color Run at Parker Whitney CDC (Club Rocklin)

By Valerie K.

During Spring Camp, the kids at Parker Whitney CDC (Club Rocklin) spent the week preparing for Friday’s Color Run. The Color Run, traditionally known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet” promotes healthiness and happiness, which fit perfectly with their Movin’ and Groovin’ camp theme. Throughout the week the camp focused on muscles, moving, fitness and hydration. In addition to focusing on healthy eating habits, they held a banana eating contest that both the staff and kids loved.  Some of the Color Run preparation activities included making headbands and decorating a personal water bottle. For hydration, the kids did an experiment where they weighed fruit and dehydrated it in the oven. Once that process was complete, they weighed it again to understand what happens to your body when you heat up and lose water.

The headbands and water bottles the kids decorated were brought out to use during the Color Run on Friday. Some kids chose to decorate their headbands with their names, while others decided to come up with something unique and different to fit their personalities. After a warm up, the kids ran a total of four laps and each lap was finished up with a splash of different powder color. It was a perfect way to finish Spring Camp while having fun and getting colorful.