Boot Camp for New Moms festival in Merced

FRESNO, Calif. The program is called "Boot Camp for New Moms" and to celebrate, a festival was held at Merced's Applegate Park. Live entertainment and jump houses kept the kids busy while mothers learned about resources available through County Health and First Five.

The event was free and is a spinoff from the success of "Boot Camp for New Dads" which has been around for 5 years.

"This is a new program, first of its kind in our area and also this is a new national program so we're kind of on the forefront of getting this program kicked off," said Rashanna Johnson with Merced County Human Services.

The boot camps consist of a three hour workshop hosted by moms who have already faced the challenges of motherhood.

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