Summer has arrived in full force on Cape Breton Island, and with all this beautiful weather children will be looking for new and exciting ways to pass the sunny days away. Lucky for them, ACAP Cape Breton will be taking its popular Eco-Day Camp back on the road.
The week-long camps will run in North Sydney at the Exhibition Grounds from July 22–26 and in Glace Bay, where the camp is already full, from July 26–August 2. Both camps will be filled with games and experiments designed to introduce young Capers to the fun side of being eco-friendly and instill a sense of environmental responsibility in their hearts and minds. Please note that advance registration is required and spaces are limited.
“Our camps are always fun and inspiring,” notes Susan King, Executive Director at ACAP Cape Breton. “It’s amazing how much the children will learn in just one week. They come to understand why fresh water is so important and how we can protect it, the 3R’s (reduce, reuse, and recycle) and how they can take all this new information and implement it into their everyday routines”.
From 9am to 12pm each weekday, children between the ages of 5 and 12 can learn about important local environmental topics. Activity topics will include everything from the climate change challenges, to super space science, how to be a Park Ranger and so much more! Healthy snacks with matching themes will be provided each day for Eco Kid campers and at the end of the week, each child who participates in our eco-challenges will receive an Eco-Kid certificate.
With funding generously provided by the East Cape Breton and Northside the Lakes Community Health Boards, ACAP Cape Breton is able to provide these camps at no cost to parents. “We are pleased to expand our Eco-Day Camp to other communities and encourage families to call and register as spaces are limited,” comments King. For more information, and to register, please phone 567-1628.
The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, this dynamic group integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.