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NIFS Youth Development Program

Designed to provide affordable, educational opportunities focused on teaching health and fitness to all school-aged children.

UPDATE 7/1/21: NIFS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULING ANY FIELD TRIPS
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2021.

We will notify schools when we have a restart date for 2022. If you have any questions please fill out the form on the right and we will contact you. THANK YOU.

 

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Field Trips at NIFS

We believe in sharing our resources, knowledge, and expertise to improve our community by promoting lifelong healthy habits to our youth.

FIELD TRIP SCHEDULING TIMES
90-minute and 2-hour field trips are available Monday-Friday from 9a-noon and 1p-3p.

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

Early Movers 3's and 4's
Choose from two different field trips developmentally appropriate for active preschoolers. Each field trip is designed to allow children the opportunity to learn about their bodies and to see how their bodies can move. Moving and playing is so much fun and can lead to healthy lifestyle choices in the future. Come join the fun!

  1. ROMP AND MOVE—Children will enjoy supervised free play at three different activity centers that will be set up upon arrival. Each center will be overseen by a Youth Development Mentor. Since the safety of the children is our top priority, all visiting adults will need to assist in the supervision of the children at all times. The activity centers are: agility course, obstacle course, and scooters. This trip encourages unstructured free play. Length of field trip: 60 minutes, 20 children maximum; Cost: $50

  2. SMART HEARTS AND OTHER BODY PARTS—A 15-minute circle time will start the fun by giving the children an opportunity to learn about their hearts (Where is it? What does it do?) and review some basic body parts (arms, legs, feet, hands, shoulders, etc) through song. A trip to the fitness center will follow to introduce four fun activities which will encourage the moving of these body parts. This field trip includes a circle time plus structured activities in the fitness center. Length of field trip: 90-minutes, 20 children maximum; Cost: $90

Pre-K/Kindergarten (Ages 4's and 5's)
15-Minute interactive fitness presentation introducing students to the meaning of “exercise” and how making healthy choices helps our bodies. Fitness center activities may include track relays, scooters, obstacle course, parachute and agility relays. Length of field trip: 90-minutes; Cost: $4.50 per student. 

1st/2nd Grades
20-minute interactive fitness presentation exploring what gives our bodies energy and how what we put in our bodies matters. Fitness center activities may include Treadwall (rotating rock-climbing wall), track relays, scooters, obstacle course, parachute and agility relays. Length of field trip: 2 hours; Cost: $5.50 per student.

3rd/4th/5th Grades
20-minute interactive fitness presentation examining the types of physical activities and lifestyle choices our bodies need to be healthy. Fitness center activities may include Treadwall (rotating rock-climbing wall) track relays, scooters, obstacle course and agility relays. Length of field trip: 2 hours; Cost: $5.50 per student.

6th/7th/8th Grades
20-minute interactive fitness presentation detailing the nutritional needs of our bodies, how to maintain healthy exercise habits and prevent heart disease. Fitness center activities may include Treadwall (rotating rock-climbing wall), track and agility relays, beach volleyball, fitness circuit and use of cardiovascular
equipment. Length of field trip: 2 hours; Cost: $5.25 per student.

High School
Field trip consists of 90 minutes of activity in the fitness center. Students will have the opportunity to examine components of fitness, metabolism and body composition. The trip will include a demonstration of the BodPod used for measuring body composition. Students’ body composition will not actually be determined. Fitness center activities may include Treadwall (rotating rock-climbing wall), track and agility relays, scooter soccer, fitness circuit and cardiovascular equipment. Length of field trip: 90 minutes; Cost: $5.50 per student.

High School Career Day NEW PROGRAM OFFERING!
Half-day or Full-day opportunity for students to explore the many career paths available in the fitness, wellness, nutrition and athletic performance arenas. Students will discuss various career paths and professional certifications with experts in the fitness and wellness industry. The customized itinerary will
include hands-on opportunities to explore topics such as fundamentals, fitness assessments and program design. This field trip is offered directly through the fitness center trainers; please contact Thomas Livengood at 317-274-3432 Ext. 419 to schedule or by email. Cost $8.00 per person (half day) or $16.00 per person (full day).