Gulf Islands School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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In 2007, with Explorations funding of $10,000 the Gulf Islands School District offered an arts camp and a sport and recreation camp for 65 children, aged 6-12. Fulford Elementary Community Nature School hosted the camps which involved students from six schools in Salt Spring Island, Duncan, and summer visitors to the Island.

Sports activities included Frisbee, croquet, orienteering, beach games, and hikes as well as a field trip to a vegetable farm to dig and harvest. The SportFit program was also incorporated into the camp. A local artist instructed children in outdoor sketching and other activities included photography, graffiti art, murals, and percussion workshops. The camps ended with an exhibit and demonstration for families.

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.