Parks, Recreation, and Culture's annual Discovery Camp was a smash success, serving over 155 individual children over the summer months. The camp averaged 42 kids a day, although they sometimes had over 50 kids involved in the action.
Registration opened May 12 and by May 25th, some days already had wait lists. Staff worked with those on the waitlists, trying their hardest to include every child that wanted to attend. A casual worker was even taken on to ensure that there were always enough staff on hand to create the camp experience for all children.
The 2016 schedule included trip days, like adventures rock climbing, paddle boarding, bug catching, and even an overnight campout. The campout in particular was a great success, with many of the kids sleeping in tents for the 1st time. One of the staff even brought along her guitar and got the whole group singing along by the fire. These are definitely experiences that the kids will no doubt carry for a lifetime.
Camp could not run without the support of our community in terms of financial donations, material donations, and the volunteers that bring the program together.
Thank you to everyone for playing a part in another successful Discovery Camp year!
Stay tuned, as plans are already in the works for the 2017 return of Discovery Camp.