Tamanawis Secondary Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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With funding of $5,000 from Explorations, the Surrey School District was able to host an arts, sport and recreation camp for 48 children aged 5-11. Held at Tamanawis Secondary, the camp attracted students from seven schools and offered 40 different activities. Participants engaged in painting, acting, tie-dying shirts, as well as soccer, basketball, and volleyball using the SportFit program to measure strength and fitness levels.

Students also experienced various forms of dance including jazz and folk. Drama activities included musical theatre, theatre sports and mime and students also worked with a variety of materials in the visual arts sessions. There were performances and exhibitions for families at the completion of the camp. Organizers say Explorations allowed children to experience a camp in their own community and enabled participation from lower-income families.


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.