TOO FUN TO PASS UP: Summer Activity Passport is Back
program aims to get Chippewa Vallians out and about – and there are prizes
Like a real passport, the Summer Activity Passport gives you a chance to travel all over and discover things you may have never seen before. This activity passport, created by a coalition of Chippewa Valley health groups, is meant to get residents active this summer by offering prizes to get out and about.
Just like last year, all you need to do is visit as many parks, trails, and other local activities as you want in the Chippewa Valley area, take a selfie of yourself in that place, and upload the photo to visiteauclaire.com. Each photo represents one entry to win a prize.
Possible prizes include outdoor yard games, cooking supplies, recipe books, yoga mats, and more. The activity ends on Aug. 31, and winners will be chosen throughout the summer and contacted via email or phone.
This year, there is a new treasure hunt component. As one of your tasks, you can complete a geocaching trip and explore the Chippewa Valley while finding other small prizes.
"Obesity and healthy nutrition were identified as concerns in all three Community Health Assessments completed by Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire counties. Our local coalitions came together again this year, along with Visit Eau Claire, to promote the Summer Activity Passport. The passport encourages families to go out and explore the amazing outdoor opportunities available in the Chippewa Valley,” said JoAnna Bernklau of Eau Claire Healthy Communities. “This effort promotes movement, stress reduction, and increased fresh fruit and vegetable intake as action steps towards better health in chronic disease prevention.”
To learn more and to think of activities, you can go to visiteauclaire.com.