Campbell River School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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In 2007, Explorations funding of $5,000 enabled the Campbell River School District to hold an arts, sport and recreation camp for 20 children, aged 9-12. Two elementary schools were involved and the camp served the Campbell River-Willow Point area and the Homalco First Nation.

Campers created banners with First Nations themes and listened to First Nations stories, learning to recognize and understand basic characters portrayed in West Coast First Nations art. They also went mountain biking in the Beaverlodge Forest reserve. The camp provided the only such mountain bike training program for children and youth. Campers also received books as part of the program.

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.