Operation Revamp Camp
Revamp Camp, a four-week program initiated in the summer of 2016, was introduced in the Pennsylvania Dutch Council, which encompasses Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Scouts at camp were provided with healthier food selections and options for increasing physical activity. Changes to the camp environment such as evidenced-based messaging and rearrangement of food displays encouraged healthful activity.
Troop leaders and Scouts expressed overwhelming support for Revamp Camp with favorable results realized in improved nutrition content of dining hall meals, satisfaction with food choices, increased activity, and Trading Post sales. Recognizing that every Boy Scout camp and council is unique, Penn State PRO Wellness developed a packaged Operation Revamp Camp toolkit and proposed testing the adaptability of this initiative in a variety of camp settings across the nation.