Bowen Island Community School Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Funding of almost $8,400 from Explorations allowed Bowen Island Community School to host four sport and recreation camps for 58 children aged 5-17.

The camps focused on gymnastics with some training in soccer and biking. At Kinder camp students created their own version of the Olympics, featuring medals made from construction paper and ribbon. Other sessions involved crafts such as making dream catchers and lanterns. Organizers say funding allowed them to reduce fees by 30 per cent and to transport highly qualified coaches from Vancouver. This meant children were able to enjoy outstanding gym instruction without having to leave Bowen Island.

Explorations provided students in kindergarten to Grade 7 with opportunities to explore arts, sport and recreation in summer camp settings. The program, which ran from 2005-2008, served students who were otherwise unable to attend summer camps due to location, local resources or financial limitations. Explorations was supported by the Province of British Columbia.