Vancouver School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Explorations funding of $49,500 allowed the Vancouver School District to offer ten camps for 250 children aged 9-13. Many students were from low-income families and had limited opportunities to participate in organized instruction or recreation.

The camps featured a variety of sport and arts activities such as drama, script writing, dance, badminton, swimming, basketball and aerobic fitness. SportFit challenges and measurements were part of daily schedules. In addition, campers took part in singing, drumming, performing, filming and video editing.  Numerous community partners supported the camps.

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.