Heffley Creek Elementary School Hosts Explorations Camps

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Heffley Creek Elementary School used an Explorations grant of $2,500 to offer an arts program for 18 children, aged six to 13, during the 2005 summer. As a rural community, many of the children do not normally have exposure to arts programs offered in other areas. The camp offered instruction in guitar, drums, singing, voice, and song-writing. Participants developed excellent strumming skills, and many excelled in voice, melody, and song composition. The week culminated in a short concert for parents, friends and local media.

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.