Students in Cariboo-Chilcotin Attended Explorations Summer Camps

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Funding of $15,000 from Explorations allowed Mile 108 Elementary School to host three two-week sport and recreation camps. There were 44 participants, aged 8-14, from five communities including 108 Ranch, Lac la Hache, 100 Mile House, Horse Lake, 70 Mile House and Lone Butte. Students engaged in 14 different activities including strength training, hiking, mountain biking, obstacle courses and team relays.

Student fitness levels were tested at the beginning and end of the camps using the SportFit modules, with significant improvements shown. Up to four hours weekly were spent on cardio and weight training and students learned about muscle groups and energy output. In addition, students engaged in cooking classes to learn nutritional health.

 


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.