Surrey Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Funding of $5,000 from Explorations allowed White Rock Elementary to host two five-day arts camps that attracted 33 students, aged 5-12. Participants engaged in dance, drama and visual arts activities, including jazz and interpretive dance; working with a variety of art materials; and creating a play. Performances and an art show - all attended by families - showcased students' achievements at the completion of the camps.

Students came from three neighbouring schools in the Surrey School District, providing a local art experience for children in the White Rock area and Semiahmoo First Nations.

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.