Camp Eco Explorer Registration Opens, Camps Set for Ages 7-11, 12-16

Registration opens this week for two local summer camps in Grand Bahama designed to bring youth and teens closer to — and smarter about — what exists in the natural world around them. 

The week-long camps sponsored by Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas include field trips, indoor activities, team building, character development and making new friends, with activities ranging from soil composting to swimming with wild dolphins.

“This is our second year for Camp Eco-Explorer and at the end of last year’s sessions, even though they only lasted a week, kids told us it was the best experience they ever had. They never knew there was so much in the air, in the trees, in the ground and in the water right around them that they did not fully appreciate before,” said Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham.

Activities are age-related with some sessions including kayaking, cave tours, soil composting, bird watching, snorkeling and more. 

The first session, July 24-28, is for older students 12 – 16 from 9 am to 5 pm, with the following session August 7-11 for younger students ages 7 to 11 from 9 am to 3 pm. The $50 registration fee for the younger group and $100 fee for the teens includes lunch and all materials. Space is limited to 15 campers per session and Ingraham expects slots to fill quickly. To register, call 602-7531 or 373-7558 or e-mailprograms@savethebays.bs.  

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