Dease Lake Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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In 2007, Explorations funding of $5,000 helped the Stikine School District to hold an arts, sport and recreation camp for 17 children, aged 5-12. Hosted at Dease Lake School, the camp also served the Tahltan First Nation community. There are no other summer camps in this remote area making the Explorations camp a new experience for these students. Each camper received books as part of the program – for many students these were the first books they had ever received.

Campers participated in Tahltan cultural activities such as singing and creating Aboriginal art and crafts. They also learned to make pottery and paper mache. Sports activities included soccer, mini-volleyball, badminton and stilting.

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.