Campers had a fun time
THE FIRST NATION-sponsored camp came to a close yesterday.
Camp director Michelle Barnett said it was co-sponsored by the Community Development Department, the Nation Publishing Company and the St George HIV/AIDS Committee.
She said the eight-week camp, entitled Valley Camp – Fun, Fit And Healthy, was all about promoting healthy living and togetherness.
“This camp is in its second year but it is the first time it was co-sponsored by the Nation and the St George HIV/AIDS Committee. As such, there was a new focus on healthy living and HIV/AIDS lectures for the older campers,” she said.
Barnett said the camp was open for children aged four to 16 and was “a lot of hard work at first”.
“But the kids really started to get into the healthy aspect. We had races, aerobics, hula hoop, cricket, hikes and educational tours,” she said.
There was also a health journal for the children to keep track of their eating habits.
There will be an awards ceremony at the Valley Resource Centre today. (CA)