School is out for the summer, and organizers from the Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association are winding up for a week of summer fun at the Coombs Fairgrounds.
ACRA is holding its annual Growing Wild Summer Camp, a five-day camp that welcomes youth between the ages of eight to 13 years old, July 15-19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The camp provides a focus on learning to work with animals and teaching youth how to enjoy the outdoors safely. In the past, campers have received visits from various community groups, including members of 4-H, Island Mountain Ramblers, Silver Spur Riding Club, Go Fish BC, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, Oceanside RCMP and Parksville & District Rock & Gem Club.
Children have had opportunities to cast a fishing line on the field, set up a tent, groom a horse, hold ducklings and carve soapstone. Organizers expect another week of hands-on learning experiences, interesting community speakers, creative crafting sessions, making new friends and lots of fun.
There are still spaces available in the camp for youth who would like to be a part of the camp. Register online at www.arrowsmithrecreation.ca/growing-wild-summer-camp or contact Kim Longmuir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-248-8515. The cost of the camp is $130 for all five days.
NEWS Staff, submitted