Prince George School District Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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In 2007, with $10,000 in Explorations funding, the Prince George School District offered two arts, sport and recreation camps for 36 children, aged 6-12. Carney Hill Elementary hosted the camps in which students from three schools participated, along with Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre and Porter Street Community House. There are few summer programs for children and youth in the Carney Hill-area because of financial, transportation and social limitations.

Students participated in drama, soccer, hockey, judo and swimming. Arts activities included painting, making piñatas and clay work. Campers also went on field trips to a local art gallery and the library. The camps ended with an art show for 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.