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
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
Engaging in the Low Ropes Course Challenge
Attending specialist lead workshops on Nutrition, Mental Wellness, and Physical Activity
Naturalist lead hikes and games
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
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.