Operation Future’s 4th Summer Camp Focuses On Renewable Energy
Basseterre, St. Kitts – For more than 120 children from across the island, the upcoming two weeks would be packed with fun, excitement, learning and an appreciation for the environment, as they participate in Operation Future’s 4th annual Summer Camp which began yesterday (Aug. 8).
The camp is being held at the compound of the Dr. William Connor Primary School where the children would be exposed to a wealth of activities designed to teach them life skills and also to teach them about renewable energy, an area which the Federation has been exploring.
Founder of Operation Future Officer Lauston Percival, in an interview with SKNVibes, explained that the camp would run for two weeks, culminating on August 21.
He said the attendance of church services, field trips, art and craft sessions, talks from representatives of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other organisations are just some of the activities which the campers would be involved in.
Over the past years, the camp had predominant focus on crime and violence and instilling in the children the need to be upstanding and productive members of society. Percival explained that this year, however, the renewable energy theme was selected because it doesn’t make much sense to wait until they are older to try and impart such knowledge to them. Getting to them at this early stage is the proactive thing to do.
The Operation Future Academy, which is the space from which Operation Future operates, is located at the St Johnston Community Centre and for the past three years, there is where the camp has been held. Officer Percival explained that the change in venue for the 2016 camp was as a result of recent events involving the Ministry of Community Development.
He simply explained that a meeting was held and Operation Future was asked to hand over the keys to the building, which he said was done.
But because the commitment to this year’s camp was already made, Officer Percival expressed, a new venue was selected.
Registration for the camp is $50 and it covers daily morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, the provision of two t-shirts and transportation among other things.
Although little more than 120 children were in attendance of the opening ceremony, Percival said he suspects that before the week ends, the number would grow to approximately 150.
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