FRIENDS’ environmental summer camps are an exciting opportunity for Bahamian students to learn more about Abaco’s environment and spend time in the outdoors. Approximately 150 children participate each year; registration is first-come first-served. The camps are structured so that half the time is spent doing constructive games, crafts and other activities, and the other half of the time campers are outdoors exploring the very places they are learning about.
Camps are divided by age group and topic; please see the list below which is in date order. Please note that dates and camp themes are subject to change at this point. Please use our online registration form below.
**In 2020 our camps went virtual to accommodate changing restrictions caused by COVID-19. Registration fees were waived as part of Hurricane Dorian relief. 2020 Camps have concluded. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
FRIENDS aims to encourage exploration of our natural surroundings at a young age in order to facilitate a genuine appreciation for nature. Curriculum will focus on ecosystems and animals found in Abaco incorporating arts and crafts, reading, and outdoor play.
Campers will learn about the importance of Abaco’s ecosystems and the animals that live there.
Campers take the reins as they learn to be junior scientists. Each day we will investigate a new habitat or animal and campers will design their own research projects on the chosen theme.