Peace River North School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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In 2007, an Explorations grant of $10,000 enabled the Peace River North School District to offer two arts camps for 21 students, aged 5-12. Hosted by Hudson’s Hope School, the camps served the communities of Hudson’s Hope, Moberly Lake and Dawson Creek. These rural communities have few summer programs for children because of financial and staffing limitations; the Explorations camps offered a new experience for the students. 

Students participated in drama activities and games and each camp ended with a short dramatic piece written and performed by campers for their family and other community members. Students also built sets and made or collected costumes and props. In addition, every camper received books – organizers say the camp was like a mini-library during breaks.

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.