Jun. 8—Instead of being a summer couch potato, area youngsters this week are being coached on staying healthy by engaging in sports that they can play throughout the rest of their lives.

The 25th annual Children’s Lifetime Sports Academy at Missouri Southern State University is an inclusive camp for children of all abilities ages 7 to 12 that runs the first full week of June. The event is sponsored by the university’s kinesiology department.

The event aims to teach and promote the appreciation of selected lifetime activities that may not be offered competitively or at schools.

“It’s all about lifetime

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