Only in Arkansas: Camp iROCK

Published 08/14 2014 06:24PM

Updated 08/14 2014 06:27PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - If there was any doubt about whether this camp had energy or fun, you can put those aside now.

"A lot of energy. I mean we have great counselors," says Chantel Tucker.

Chantel Tucker explains Camp iROCK is running strong in its fourth year in Arkansas.

It's a week long camp running from Sunday to Saturday in Little Rock hosted at Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement 44% of students going into the sixth grade are obese with the highest obesity risk found in minorities.

The goal here at Camp iROCK, combating childhood obesity, disguised in fun.

"It's just an array of great things that this camp offers," says Tucker.

"Hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming. Of course everyday there's physical activity and nutritional education," says Tucker.

And there's also brief entertainment of the visiting reporter put to work by Camp Director Phyllis Hodges.

The camp is designed to increase self esteem, increase nutrition education, increase physical activity and build self confidence.

While some campers may come a bit uneasy or unsure, within the one week here attitudes, and hopefully lives begin to change.

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