Peace River South School District Hosts Explorations Camp

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With $5,000 in Explorations funding, the Peace River South School District hosted an arts, sport and recreation camp for 20 children aged 6-13. Camps were held at Parkhill Elementary School and Gwillam Lake Outdoor Recreation Centre. Organizers say this was the first camp experience for many children from lower-income families or whose families lived in remote areas.

Arts activities included painting, sculpture and printmaking. At the Gwillam Lake camp, students experienced canoe instruction, swimming, archery, baseball, orienteering and hiking. 

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.