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BaptistU HealthCORE and Kroc Memphis Offer Summer Camps, Plus a Discount

Summer is almost here, and it’s time for camp. BaptistU HealthCORE, Baptist’s community outreach and mentoring program, is hosting a free summer camp for high school students interested in health professions. And the Salvation Army Kroc Center Memphis, home to the Baptist Memorial Health Care Fitness Center, has open registration for several camps for kids, as well as discounts for Baptist team members who wish to join the fitness center.

BaptistU HealthCORE Future Health Professionals Camp

The Future Health Professionals Camp, or Camp FHP 2022, is part of the new BaptistU HealthCORE community outreach initiative in collaboration with Baptist Health Sciences University (BHSU) and Memphis-Shelby County Schools (SCS). The camp is sponsored by BHSU and the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).

Camp FHP takes place June 6–17 from 9 a.m. to noon at BHSU. The free camp is for ninth to 12th grade SCS students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 and an interest in health sciences.

Activities include a hands-on laboratory, clinical observation, tours and educational events. The camp aims to help reduce health disparities in the community, encourage interest in health professions among high school students and establish mentorship opportunities to support students throughout their college enrollment.

Because of strong interest in the camp, there’s a waiting list for participation. For more information, contact Dr. Lilian Nyindodo at Lilian.Nyindodo@BaptistU.edu.

Kroc Center of Memphis Summer Camps

Registration is open for the Performing Arts Camp for future performers, Armor Sports Camps for athletes and the Swimming Lesson Add-on Camp for swim lessons. Other Kroc Camps include Kinder Camps for ages 4 to 6, Junior Kroc Camps for ages 7 to 9 and Senior Kroc Camps for ages 10 to 13.

Visit KrocMemphis.org for a Summer Kroc Camps Guide and registration packet.

For more information about Kroc Memphis Summer Camp, contact Kenyota Ward at 901-729-8089 or kenyota.ward@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Discount Memberships for Kroc Memphis

The member registration fee will be waved for Baptist team members, which is a $50 savings, and team members will receive 15% off monthly membership fees. Set up your membership at Kroc Center of Memphis by completing the membership application and providing a copy of your employee ID and a valid photo ID.

Kroc Center of Memphis members will enjoy complete access to the facility at 800 E. Parkway South during hours of operation. After joining, you will receive a Kroc Start Orientation to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

Membership includes the following benefits:

  • Access to the Baptist Memorial Health Care Fitness Center, basketball court, indoor sports court, aquatics center, outdoor recreational fields, a playground and locker rooms
  • More than 100 group fitness classes, cardio machines and weight equipment
  • Twenty percent off personal training, swim lessons, youth and adult sports leagues and more
  • Child Watch
  • Kroc Afterschool Care

Learn more at krocmemphis.org.