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Eighty children will get an opportunity to learn vital life skills during the Barbados Defence Force’s annual summer camp, which will run from August 14 to September 1.

Camp Energy, which is in its 11th year, has as its theme: A Day in the Life. In addition to presentations on various professions, campers will visit organisations to receive information and observe the work of a variety of skilled professionals.

Some of those areas will include Veterinary Science (RSPCA); Policing (RBPF); soldiering (Barbados Coast Guard); Justice (Oistins Magistrates’ Court); Exotic Pet Rearing (Barbados Reptile Association) and Horse Grooming (Sandy Turf Stables).

The campers will also visit the HIV/AIDS Food Bank on Wednesday, August 16, at 1:30 p.m., and a Sports Day will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at Paragon Base, Christ Church, from 9:00 a.m. There will be a closing ceremony for the camp on Friday, September 1, at the Paragon Base, at 10:00 a.m.

Camp Energy provides the campers with an opportunity to enhance their self-discipline; build individual character development; develop an awareness of individual responsibility and appropriate social behaviours; as well as increase their knowledge and awareness of community needs through service projects.

This camp is hosted by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Committee of the Barbados Defence Force.


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