Kardio Kidz Camp in session

By Marc Katz

Staff Writer

TROTWOOD —Kids have a difficult time standing still, and so does Shondale Atkinson.

She’s the former single teenage mother who started the Mustard Seed Home in a house on Precious Blood Church property on Delinger Road and now also has a summer camp for kids to go along with it.

That keeps her busy, and in constant motion.

The Kardio Kidz Camp is run by Atkinson and Camela Douglass, who runs the Mo Better Me Studio nearby, as well as several other teachers, including Dawana Turner, whose specialty is volleyball.

“A lot of school districts have cut their athletics budgets,” Atkinson said, as she flitted among the kids and directed where food supplies should be delivered. “I didn’t want the kids to sit around at home for two months. I want them to be fitness responsive.”

The camp, which has about 40 campers from ages 6-12, is $112 a week and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after care is available. The camp runs through Aug. 5 and includes swimming at the United Theological Seminary across the street, plus transportation costs.

In addition to workouts and games in the Precious Blood gym, there are outdoor activities, including soccer and basketball. Classes also are taught in reading, math, science and Spanish.

For more information, call (937) 603-6643 or (937) 304-1290.

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2157 or mkatz@DaytonDailyNews.com.

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