VISION has been conducting Healthy Schuylkill Summer, in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Health Network-Schuylkill and the county libraries, since 2012. Providing curriculum and resources around nutrition and physical activity to youth during the summertime through library programming.
This year VISION applied for a mini grant from Get Outdoors PA for "Healthy Schuylkill Summer: The Great Outdoors 2021" project. With funds awarded by Get Outdoors PA and in partner with funds from Lehigh Valley Health Network and Schuylkill County Conservation District, VISION launched Get Outdoors backpacks that patrons at participating libraries will be able to check out, just like library books!
Backpacks have been delivered and will be available soon at participating libraries, VISION office, and future sites (to be announced). Visit website to learn more about where you can find the backpacks near you!
Funded in part by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society and a grant from the Environmental Stewardship Fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.