Vancouver Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Funding of $10,000 from Explorations allowed the Vancouver School District to host two sport and recreation camps for a total of 36 students, aged 8-12. Eight schools participated in the program, which offered 40 different activities.

Students experienced kickboxing, relay racing, journal writing, and role-playing as radio hosts. In addition, there were field trips to the BC Sport Hall of Fame, a water park and the HR MacMillan Space Centre. A Mini Iron Chef competition helped children learn about nutrition and how to use creativity in preparing food.

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.