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Teens Learn Stress Relief in Summer Program at Bay Path

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University’s Occupational Therapy program will host Chillin’ Out, a summer day program for girls and boys entering grades 6 to 11, the week of June 26-30. The program is designed to guide youth in nurturing body, mind, and soul to foster a sense of mindfulness and self-care.

Now in its third year, Chillin’ Out is specifically designed to guide middle- and high-school students toward enhanced ability to deal with the pressures that American teens face today. Participants will spend five days away from the stress of the school year while learning to navigate the years ahead with more personal well-being and success.

Run by graduate occupational-therapy students, activities include yoga, journaling, creative arts, hiking and more, to help teens develop tools for managing anxiety, the most prevalent mental-health condition among adolescents. “Chillin’ Out” also encourages participants to improve time management and allows them to participate in team-building adventures, nature experiences, and hands-on activities to bolster creativity and self-empowerment.

For more information on the program, e-mail Camp Director Kim Henrichon at khenrichon@baypath.edu or click here.

Chillin’ Out is sponsored in part by BusinessWest. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Bay Path’s summer programs and make a contribution, e-mail Michelle Mirti at mmirti@baypath.edu.

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