Dease Lake School Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Thanks to Explorations funding of $5,000, Dease Lake School was able to offer two arts, sport and recreation camps to 39 local children in kindergarten to Grade 7. Days were split between art and physical education, with groups switching mid-day. Children came away with several crafts including friendship bracelets, marshmallow structures, and decorated bikes, in which the children used for a parade at week's end. They also learned specialized skills in Tae Kwon Do from two high-level martial artists. Newly acquired skills were celebrated with each child getting the chance to break a piece of wood with a side kick. Attendees completed the week-long camp with a greater sense of self-worth and confidence.

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.