CHILDREN LEARNING SKILLS AT BDF SUMMER CAMP

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Jewellery making, storytelling and visits to various places of interest on the island are some of the activities being enjoyed by participants of “Camp Energy”, a two-week, youth summer camp at St. Ann’s Fort, the Garrison.

It was organised by the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Morale and Welfare Committee for children of BDF soldiers and civilian employees of the force, who are between the ages of five and 13.

The aim of the camp, which commenced on August 18, is to foster a good working relationship within the BDF family network, provide an educational environment through fun activities, and enhance the skills of early childhood educators within the Force.

To date, the packed programme has included a practical session on everyday basic emergencies; a lecture on etiquette; visits to HMBS Pelican, the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Gun Hill Signal Station, Harrison’s Cave  and the Concorde; as well as a movie afternoon at Olympus Theatres.

Campers have also have been sharpening their reading skills and improving their team spirit and cooperation through play.

The counselors are also benefitting from the camp, by developing their childhood education knowledge through interaction and teaching practice, and enhancing their leadership skills through counseling.

The remaining events are a Sports Day at the Garrison Savannah, tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, and a closing ceremony at St. Ann’s Fort on Friday, August 29. Both activities will commence at 9:00 a.m.

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