Vancouver Technical Secondary Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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With $5,000 in Explorations funding, the Vancouver School District was able to host a sport and recreation camp for 31 students, aged 11-13. Five inner-city schools participated in the camp, held at Vancouver Technical Secondary.

The camp focused on developing basketball skills and instructors cam from university and high school teams. 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.