Haida Gwaii School District Hosts Explorations Camps

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With $15,000 from Explorations, the Haida Gwaii School District hosted six arts, sport and recreation camps for 130 children aged 6-12. The camps were hosted in Queen Charlotte City, Port Clements and Masset and were the only such camps on the Islands.

Activities included painting, kite and wind chime making, along with marine-themed games, soccer, basketball and hiking. Camps ended with performances of Haida dances and dramas with local cultural themes.


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.