The perfect setting
To help more and more young people grow up healthy, Shape Up works with camps by inviting staff and management to influence campers through fun and play—two powerful vehicles for learning. In addition, a great number of young people attend summer camp (37% in Quebec)1, making it the perfect in which to learn about eating healthy and being active while having fun! It’s also much easier to find fresh fruits and vegetables and do physical activities outside in the summertime, and these conditions are perfect for teaching summer campers about the importance of healthy habits.
The Shape Up Foundation takes an approach that is flexible, adaptable, and FREE! It was designed specifically for summer camp teams, offering them guidance with a host of tools, services, and customised training according to their needs. The valuable services and guidance we provide are extremely helpful to camp staff in their efforts to integrate healthy habits into their programs. In fact, over 80% of camps who sign up renew their membership every year!
by offering training sessions that are adapted, interactive, and hands-on.
to incorporate healthy habits at every level (management, programming, activities, communication, menus, and lunchboxes).
by offering guidance that is tailored to the needs of the various actors, based on the concept of sharing the experiences of camps with regard to healthy habits, and that incorporates the notion of associated learning.
with clear messages and handy advice on how to put together balanced and nutritious lunches and work more closely with camps.
through the fun of learning among peers, group experience, and giving older campers responsibilities as leaders.
In 2018, the Shape Up program was adopted by 592 summer camps. That number keeps growing every year because we offer excellent tools and services that get concrete results, as attested to by summer camp staff and campers.