ASU's Sun Devil Fitness now enrolling for summer camp programs

April 14, 2014

Parents can enroll their children in ASU's Sun Devil Kids’ Camp to ensure they stay healthy, active and engaged this summer. This fun-filled, action-packed sports and activity camp has expanded and will be offered at three ASU locations – Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses – with sessions from May 27 to Aug. 1 at the Tempe and Polytechnic locations.

The camp has been a tradition at ASU's Tempe campus for more than 20 years, and expanded to the Polytechnic campus last year. This year, for the first time, West Valley residents will also have an opportunity to participate in this fitness summer camp at ASU's West campus from June 2 to Aug. 1. Sun Devil Kids' Camp Download Full Image

Families can register their children ages 5-11 for Sun Devil Kids' Camp at each of the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Complex locations listed here:

“Sun Devil Kids’ Camp offers young people the opportunity to learn about the importance of physical fitness in a comfortable, supportive and safe environment. Our goal is to provide children an enjoyable and rewarding experience, where they can make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Your child’s fun is our mission,” said Tara Yesenski, Sun Devil Kids’ Camp senior program coordinator at the Tempe Sun Devil Fitness Complex.

The fitness camp offers one-week sessions with different activity themes each week, which include swimming and sports-related games focusing on fitness. Full-day sessions run from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Half-day options will be available at the Polytechnic and Tempe locations.

Participants may also register for additional activities through the Quest Programs, which is offered at select locations for an added fee. Quest Program activities are designed to offer additional outings, such as laser tag, trips to water parks, children’s museums, baseball games and more.

The weekly costs start at $125 for Sun Devil Fitness Complex members, and $145 for non-members.

To register for Sun Devil Kids’ Camp, visit the administration desk at your campus’s Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

For more information, visit the Sun Devil Fitness Complex website at


Katy Reno,
Sun Devil Fitness Complex Tempe

Chad Morgan,
Sun Devil Fitness Complex West

Eight, Arizona PBS airs 'Ask an Expert' segment for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 14, 2014

"Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert," part of the Eight, Arizona PBS ongoing "Ask An Arizona Expert" series, offers Arizonans a forum to hear from local and national experts with the very latest in child abuse prevention strategies and resources, as well as the opportunity to phone in or write in via social media to speak directly with a local expert for referrals and answers to questions on issues of preventing child abuse and human trafficking.

The broadcast takes place at 8 p.m., April 21, on Eight HD, during national Child Abuse Prevention Month. "Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert" can also be viewed online immediately following the broadcast, at Experts on child abuse prevention join moderator Ted Simons' "Keeping Kids Safe" Download Full Image

"We all care about the issue of child abuse but in the past, we've heard a lot more about the problem than we do about the solutions," says Kimberly Flack, Eight, Arizona PBS associate general manager of education. "Prevention priorities have historically lagged behind abuse response measures, resulting in long-lasting negative effects on children, their families and society as a whole. Preventing abuse means setting the stage for healthy, stable families who have the tools they need for nurturing their children. And we're pleased to be able to offer Arizonans this valuable resource in connecting them with this extraordinary group of experts."

Ted Simons, host of "Arizona Horizon," will moderate the expert panel featuring:

• Becky Ruffner, executive director at Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
• Robert Bell, children’s justice coordinator for Maricopa County at the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona
• Cordelia Anderson, author and national expert on human trafficking & prevention of child sexual abuse/exploitation

Representatives from organizations including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Child Crisis Center will be in Eight’s studio taking viewer calls from 7-10 p.m. A team of bilingual experts will also answer questions from the community via Facebook and Twitter.

This broadcast is made possible by a grant from The Steele Foundation.