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Petitioning First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama

Tell Michelle Obama: Camp Helps Children Get Moving

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Supporters

Remember the summer vacations you spent at camp? You made lifelong friends, developed important skills, and had the opportunity to get outside every day and exercise.

Maybe you remember swimming in a big lake with an unpronounceable name or riding a bike for the first time or hiking with other campers.  Maybe you learned how to swim or shoot freethrows or play softball.

No matter what your favorite activity was, you know that summer camp gives children the opportunity to get moving -- and to learn to love it.

Michelle Obama's Let’s Move program was launched with the goal of ending childhood obesity within one generation.

A key element of her plan is urging youngsters to become more active -- and where better to be active than at camp every summer?

Every child should have the opportunity for a summer vacation filled with fun and physical activity.

Urge Michelle Obama to recommend summer camp in her Let's Move campaign.

Letter to
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama
As a supporter of the Fresh Air Fund, I'm writing to urge you to recommend summer camp as part of your Let's Move campaign.

Summer camp gives children the opportunity to spend days outside exercising. With activities ranging from swimming to softball to hiking, campers learn new skills and the importance of exercise.

One of the key elements of Let's Move is to get kids more active, and summer camp does just that.

Please include recommendations about how summer camp can help youngsters become more active in your Let's Move campaign.