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The UA RISE Health & Wellness Center presents

Camp Wellness

The goal of Camp Wellness is to enhance your knowledge, skills, health and wellness.

If you are an adult with an SMI determination, you may be eligible to attend. 

Come have fun while improving your health!

Our Program

  • Learn how to choose healthy meals, exercise safely and make smart lifestyle choices.
  • Explore the functions of the human body and how to keep it healthy.
  • Join exciting, fun games with fellow students and Health Mentors.
  • Win awesome prizes for attending, including University of Arizona apparel.
  • Field trips to local attractions and evening social activities end each fun day!
  • Experience a positive, challenging and supportive environment of learning.
  • Up to 20 members are eligible to attend each Camp.
  • Students are provided transportation to Tucson and will stay in a nearby hotel with a swimming pool!
  • While in Tucson, students are provided delicious meals.
  • When Camp Wellness comes to your area, the Health Mentors you met in Tucson will be there helping you continue to meet your goals in your community!

How do I apply to attend Camp?

Click here to download our application packet.

  • Speak with your Case Manager for a CSA referral and to add a wellness goal to your ISP.
  • Sign a Release of Information form for Camp Wellness.
  • Speak with your Case Manager for a CSA referral for transportation provided by Community Intervention Associates and include transportation services on your ISP.
  • Once your application is approved, you will be notified when to start Camp!

Camp Schedules

Camp Schedule for Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz Counties

Camp Schedule for La Paz and Yuma Counties

Camp Schedule for Gila and Pinal Counties

Camp Staff

Andrew Bernstein - Clinical Director
Cheryl Glass - Camp Director
Randa Kutob - Camp Doctor
Health Mentors (Recovery Support Specialists) who support, guide & have fun!

Class Descriptions

Come learn how to fuel your body with smart food choices. We’ll learn how to build a healthy diet, read food labels, eat on the go, plan meals for the week ahead, shop the sales, maximize coupons, and save money! Includes field trips to grocery stores and much more!

Cooking Skills
Sick of fast food and dinners that come in a box? We’ll learn how to cook tasty, healthy meals that won’t break the bank. We will eat healthy meals together each day at the Center.

Come visit our facility, where you’ll take part in Supported Physical Activity (SPA). SPA is taught by local gym staff and our own peer mentors. You’ll learn safe, effective and fun exercises to shape your waist and tone both body and mind, at home or in the gym.

Health Education
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about major parts of the body and common ailments. Spend time with Dr. Kutob and our marvelous theatrical staff!
Discover different ways of improving mindfulness, by practicing relaxation, deep breathing, positive thinking, guided imagery, and other techniques. Come clear your mind and enjoy all that mindfulness has to offer!
Stress Management
In this class, we’ll learn a variety of ways to deal with daily hassles and improve your physical and emotional well-being. Each class ends with a deep relaxation exercise, so you’ll leave feeling peaceful and refreshed.
Tobacco-Free Lifestyles
Wish you could quit, but don’t know how? You’ve tried quitting a million times but just can’t stay off? Do you have a friend who needs to quit, and you’d like to help? Learn ways to create a tobacco-free lifestyle. We’ll explore fun facts about tobacco and ways to reduce your tobacco use or quit altogether. Apply what you learn to achieve other lifestyle changes!

Contact a Health Mentor at (520) 396-2310 and enroll today!

Upcoming Events

Center News

Once an Alumni, always an Alumni!

We want to assure you, our doors remain open and alumni are always welcome at Camp Wellness!  We are delighted to continue offering Alumni Classes. Also, you no longer need a referral packet to attend Alumni Classes, nor is it required to have Camp Wellness included on your Service Plan (ISP) or Recovery Plan. Unfortunately, we have heard a number of rumors this week, some of which were due to our phone system being compromised by recent thunderstorms. We continue to be one of many resources in the community that are available to you!

July Events Calendar

There are lots of exciting changes this month! New class times, new classes! To protect the environment and save valuable resources, after July we will no longer be mailing a monthly schedule of events to alumni. You can pick up one when you are at Camp, find your electronic copy on Facebook or here at Thanks for your understanding!




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