For parents looking for fun and educational summer activities for their kids, ACAP Cape Breton is offering the second of its day camps for children ages 5 through 12 from Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 12, from 9 am til 12 noon, featuring indoor and outdoor events, nature crafts, adventures and lots of hands-on learning through eco-experiments.
“Each day has an environmental theme (such as Wicked and Wacky Water and Big and Beautiful Biodiversity),” says Hannah MacDonald, project manager for ACAP Cape Breton. “Working with summer students and the public education department, the day begins with an interactive chat about the day’s theme and what that means globally and locally. Then, the children play games, do hands-on experiments and create crafts which all relate to the topic. A themed snack is also provided mid-morning. We try to take the important and sometimes intimidating environmental issues and turn them into something fun, understandable and interesting to kids.”
“Our camps are always great fun. Children are very perceptive and enjoy being able to do their own part of help save the environment,” MacDonald notes. “Our biggest measure of success is when the kids leave saying they want to come back, and often do come back again and again. We have children who attend both our summer and March Break day camps.”
Registration fees for the camp are: Per day – $10 per child, $16 for two; Per week – $45 per child, $80 for two. Family discounts are available.
Spaces are limited, so pre-registration is required and can be done by phoning 567-1628 or dropping by the ACAP Cape Breton Centre at 582 George Street in Sydney. And for more information, their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.