Over 500 Kids in Orange Walk North Summer Camp Print E-mail
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Written by Shane B. Williams   
Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Orange Walk North Summer Camp.The 6th annual Orange Walk North summer camp got under way on Monday, July 18th, in the Trial Farm Village. The camp is geared for primary school aged children of 5-13 years and is divided into four different zones to incorporate all the villages of Orange Walk North. The Trial Farm/OtroBenque zone is the first to kick off and there were 110 children registered on the first day. Area Representative for Orange Walk North, Hon. Gaspar Vega, was present at the opening of the camp. He encouraged the children to take advantage of the camp to learn new things and form new friendships. The camps for different zones will open on Monday, July 25.

While sporting games are the main attraction of the camp, Coordinators like Christopher Hendrix, Emir Cruz and other volunteers, took the opportunity to feature a spiritual/moral segment. Stressing the significance of moral development, spiritual devotion is the first thing on the agenda each day. Participants fellowship in a time of singing and bible study. After the devotion the children take part in different sporting games. Accomplished athletes teach them the basics of different disciplines and watch them take part in friendly competitions that emphasize the importance of sportsmanship and fair-play on the road to victory. Children also have the option of taking part in a creative art workshop.

The camps close on Friday, July 29th, when the children from all zones will gather in Trial Farm for a closing ceremony. The children will be entertained and presented with certificates of participation. The success of the camp would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors such as the Belize Telemedia Limited, Belize Natural Energy, Cal’s Bakery, La Popular Bakery, Zeta Ice Factory, Acquarious Ice Factory, Bowen and Bowen Limited, the Belize Tourism Board, A & R, Social Security Board, Protected Areas Conservation Trust and the Hon. Gaspar Vega.