Sunday positively was not a day of relaxation on the Triune-Halleck Volunteer Hearth Division.
Oh, there wasn’t a fireplace happening — however a lot of vitality was being burned.
That got here by the use of all these sprinting and stretching drills.
They had been executed by a gaggle of children collaborating in a free health camp its organizers mentioned affords all the advantages of the high-priced ones.
Youngsters 2 Camp and Past Inc., is the title of the operation that has been assembly on the fireplace division on Halleck Street and different areas throughout the county over the past a number of months.
The thought, mentioned Wayne Park, a mother or father of three younger youngsters who helped set up the camp, is the get youngsters away from the gaming console and again on their ft — which, on this morning, by no means stopped transferring on the VFD.
“We work on velocity and agility,” Park mentioned, “however, just like the title says, we transcend that.”
The camp, Park mentioned, additionally fosters wholesome consuming habits.
In flip, wholesome consuming begets higher sleep.
And higher sleep means being extra alert within the classroom.
Alertness, Park mentioned, can simply translate to higher grades.
“All the pieces ties in,” he mentioned.
Nearly as fast, he mentioned, as all that stepping and dancing his daughter, Reese Park, was doing.
“It’s enjoyable,” mentioned the 8-year-old, whose pure prowess throughout agility workouts earned her a fast nickname.
“ ‘Candy Toes,’ ” her dad mentioned. “That’s what we name her.”
Karter Farley’s ft weren’t candy, essentially — simply stable.
The 9-year-old methodically labored by means of one drill after the opposite, with nary a fuss.
“I’m gettin’ it executed,” he mentioned, grinning.