Revelstoke School District Hosts Explorations Camps

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Revelstoke School District received $10,000 from Explorations to hold two arts and two sport and recreation summer camps for local children during the summer of 2005. Four schools and 10 community organizations took part in the program for children aged six to 12. Arts camps filled a gap in the community as they were the only arts programs offered during the summer. Programs offered both a one-week drama camp and a two-week visual arts camp. Children learned how to draw, paint, and create ceramics, wire, wood and soapstone sculptures under the direction of professional artists. In addition, two one-week sport camps were offered and open to children of all levels. Sports activities, which linked to the B.C. curriculum, included swimming, volleyball, basketball and more. Close to 25 children attended each camp. Awards on the final day recognized each child for his or her contribution to the group.

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.