Cedar Elementary School Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Cedar Elementary School received $5,000 in Explorations funding to offer a positive play environment during the 2005 summer break for more than 1,300 children living in the inner-city neighbourhood area of Cedar Elementary School and Ecole Des Duex Mondes. An average of 39 children, aged seven to 12 attended the drop-in camp on a daily basis for seven weeks. The camp offered a daily program featuring swimming, sports, cooperative games, teambuilding, visual arts, crafts, and literacy-based activities. The program also reflected the children's varied cultural backgrounds by collaborating with the local Life Society and Immigrant Services Association.

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.