Camp sessions are held Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to
The program was started at UT in 1968 with the goal of providing
economically disadvantaged youth, ages 10 to 16, the chance to
receive regular sports instruction and nutrition education
programs. UT is one of 31 universities that offers the program
nationwide. However, this year, for the first time, 9-year-olds
will be allowed to participate as well.
This year’s camp will include swimming, track and field,
basketball, and recreation therapy activities such as crafts or
physical exercises. Several educational nutrition classes will
be offered as well.
Daily lunches will be provided, an on-site nurse will be
available, and transportation to and from camp will be offered
daily. Participants also will be able to go on several field
trips throughout the summer, including a trip to a petting zoo
and to Olander Park where the Merickle-Farley Trout Club will
teach campers how to fish.
Applications are available at the Mott, Sanger, Reynolds Corners
and Lagrange branch libraries; in Health and Human Services
Building Room 1003 on UT’s Main Campus; Toledo-Lucas County
Health Department; and Lucas County Metropolitan Housing
Authority. They also are online at
To participate, individuals need to have a physical completed in
2014. The program is offering free physicals Wednesday, May 28,
at the Center for Health Services located at 2150 W. Central
Ave. in Toledo.
Call the National Youth Sports program staff for more
information at 419.530.2888.