Fulford Community School Hosts Explorations Camp

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With $5,000 in Explorations funding Fulford Community School on Saltspring Island hosted a two-week arts camp for 38 children, aged 6-11. It was the only such camp in the Fulford Harbour community.

The first week focused on First Nations activities including a field trip to Tsawout Reserve where the students looked at petroglyphs and carvings and sculpted totems. Campers also learned about arts practiced by pioneers in the area. Other activities included weaving, drumming, mask making, drawing and dance. Campers performed a dance for their families at the end of camp.

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.