Richmond School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Richmond School District received Explorations funding of $18,800 to offer local children four arts, sport and recreation camps during the summer of 2005. Almost 100 children, aged six to 13, took part in the Journeys 2005 experience. The Journeys theme was chosen to link the B.C. Fine Arts and Physical Education Curriculum with the 2010 Winter Games. Each camp formed part of a world tour, guiding attendees from one continent to another via a range of fine art and recreational challenges. The district offered four two-week camps at four elementary school sites reaching an average of 24 children per school. The program offered access to low income students and provided transferable skills aimed to help them succeed in the future.

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.