Next Fit Quest Family Camp:

Yuba-Sutter: July 10-12, 2020

Sacramento-Placer: July 24-26, 2020

What is Fit Quest All About?

Students in the Fit Quest program participate in grade-standard-based experiential learning opportunities that promote the importance of nutrition, mental wellness, and physical fitness. The program includes educational assemblies at the student’s schools and expanded curriculum during their week-long stay at Shady Creek.
The intent is to raise awareness and encourage program participants to:
  • Be mindful of food choices
  • Be responsible for what they can control
  • Choose to be physically active
  • Understand that their choices today affect their health tomorrow
  • Adopt healthy ways of dealing with stress
  • Nurture their mental health

The Family Camp program, sponsored by Sutter Health, is an action-packed family weekend.

The goal is to bring the family unit together and educate them on the benefits of:
  • Choosing healthy meals and snacks as a family
  • Prioritizing family fun and fitness (through physical activity)
  • Encouraging self-confidence and positive body image


Mental Health

Physical Activity

FitQuest Program Sponsors

How Is FitQuest Implemented?

Phase 1: Classroom Visits

  • Prior to attending Shady Creek, students will have two visits lead by Shady Creek staff in which they cover our pre-visit concepts. After their week at Outdoor School, the staff returns to their school to review and cover the final segment of the Fit Quest program.
  • Concepts include: My Plate, Rethink Your Drink, Fun Physical Activities, Self Esteem Boosters, and Stress Relievers.

Phase 2: Shady Creek Outdoor School Participation

  • Students practice eating in line with My Plate recommendations
  • Communities class – Setting goals and encouraging one another in a team-building environment
  • Garden and nutrition classes – Making physical activity fun!
  • Recognizing and engaging in healthy choices
  • Becoming more independent

Phase 3: Back in the Classroom

  • Students review concepts from first two visits
  • Discuss the connection between Shady Creek and Fit Quest lessons
  • A final focus on independence and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle

Phase 4: Family Camp!

  • A fun-filled weekend for the whole family
  • Cooking classes
  • Garden Class
  • Engaging in the Low Ropes Course Challenge
  • Attending specialist lead workshops on Nutrition, Mental Wellness, and Physical Activity
  • Naturalist lead hikes and games
  • Pool
  • Evening Programs and Family Movie Night
  • Take home materials to keep Fit Quest going


What is Included?

  • Transportation can be provided from Yuba City, Marysville and Lincoln
  • Six meals
  • Sleeping Accommodations
  • Workshops
  • Naturalist Lead Activities
  • A weekend of fun for the entire family!
  • Day Care is provided for infants and toddlers

What do families provide?

  • Sleeping Bags or Blankets, Pillows
  • Comfortable clothes appropriate for physical activity
  • Shoes appropriate for walking on trails
  • Willingness to Participate
  • An open mind

Who can apply for Family Camp?

Any family of a child that attends a school in Yuba or Sutter County that participated in theFit Quest program during the 2019/2020 school year.