Registration deadline approaching for Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp on Aug. 10-16 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence.

Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, The application deadline is June 27, 2014.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, one in three Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.

“The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is proud of the success of our three previous camps and our campers, and we are continuing that positive impact in 2014,” said Dr. Idonia Trotter, executive director of the AMHC. “Providing this experience to girls in minority communities is vital to addressing the health disparities that AMHC focuses on.”

Camp iRock 2014 is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the AMHC, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

About Arkansas Minority Health Commission

The mission of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission is to ensure all minority Arkansans access to health care that is equal to the care provided to other citizens of the state and to seek ways to provide education, address issues and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations. To learn more about the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, visit