Sports and arts come together

Program takes the best of the sports world and the best of the arts and makes an intriguing mix

Jasmine Tomczyk and Elise Elston put on a show during the Sp-Arts Camp in Coombs last week.

The first ever Sp-Arts camp hit high notes with kids in the area last week, as 22 youth and their leaders combined sports, arts and music.

The camp, which took place at the Coombs Fairgrounds, had kids writing songs, learning to play instruments, painting, playing basketball, floor hockey and badminton, and doing theatre exercises.

“There’s lots to do, I’m never bored (and) I enjoy every day,” said 11-year-old Jasmine Tomczyk.

One of three camp facilitators, Allison Shaw, said the kids had a great time playing music and singing in the newly renovated Soundgarden facility.

“Some of these kids have never touched a guitar before and this afternoon they will play a song with the group,” she said on the last day of camp.

Arrowsmith Activity Coordinator, Kim Longmuir, who organized the camp said it was great reading the kids evaluations following the four days of camp.

“They all said they wished the camp could have gone on longer,” she said in an e-mail.


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