We are excited to announce dates for FRIENDS' 2022 Summer Camp Program!
Applications are now open (below). Please note that space is limited and acceptance
will be based on a first come, first served basis.
Camp cost will be $50 per camper for the week. Please note that we currently cannot accept payments via our website, however we can accept bank transfers, or cash on the campers first day of camp.
CENTRAL ABACO CAMP*:
July 4th-8th: Nature Detectives Camp (ages 13-17). 9:00am-3:00pm
July 12th-15th: Sea Beans Camp (ages 3-6). 9:00am-12:00pm
July 18th-22nd: Ecosystems Camp #1 (ages 7-9). 9:00am-3:00pm
July 25th-29th: Ecosystems Camp #2 (ages 10-12). 9:00am-3:00pm
* Due to ongoing construction at FRIENDS' campus, Central Abaco sessions will be hosted at
Kirk of the Pines church in Marsh Harbour (across from Abaco Groceries) this year.
SOUTH AND NORTH ABACO CAMP:
Please check for updates for the addition of our South and North Abaco
camp registration forms, locations and times.
August 2nd-5th: South Abaco Camp. Location & time TBA
August 8th-11th: North Abaco Camp. Location & time TBA
FRIENDS’ environmental summer camps are an exciting opportunity for Bahamian students to learn more about Abaco’s environment and spend time in the outdoors. The camps are structured so that half the time is spent doing constructive games, crafts and other activities, and the remainder of the time is spent outdoors exploring the very places they are learning about.
Please use our online registration form below to sign up!
FRIENDS encourages campers to take action in their communities by participating in at least one beach cleanup. During this time, data is recorded on how much trash they are picking up, what kind of trash it is and more. This awareness helps them be more mindful in their communities.
Campers get the chance to explore their environment by going on field trips to the mangroves, coral reefs, sandy beaches, rocky shores, blue holes and more. During this time they learn about animals that live within the ecosystem they're visiting, adaptation to certain environmental conditions and importance of the ecosystem itself.
Campers are able to channel their inner creativity through a variety of activities associated with ecosystems they're learning about. Making reusable coral reef bags, outlining a mangrove ecosystem or creating their own blue hole are just some of these activities. Putting their own personal touch on what they learned helps it stick!