Cariboo-Chilcotin Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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The Cariboo Chilcotin School District received $4,550 from Explorations. Funds supported two week-long camps focused on arts and sport. A total of 54 students, aged five to 13, came from schools in Tatla Lake, Bridge Lake and 108 Ranch. Tatla Lake School and Community School hosted the camps, allowing students to learn close to home instead of travelling to programs, which many families are unable to afford. In addition, the camps provided local employment.

The arts and sports camp comprised 17 activities, including rugby, relay races and lacrosse as well as art projects such as pot-making and creating flower paintings in the style of the Impressionists.

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.