UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to new COVID protocols set in place by the Competent Authority, our summer camps, along with all others in Abaco, have been cancelled.
While we are saddened by this news, our priority is the safety of our campers and staff.
Please stay tuned on our website and Facebook page for future program updates.
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 remainder of the time is spent outdoors exploring the very places they are
Due to COVID-19 and the construction process beginning on FRIENDS' campus in the near future, we will be traveling to communities for summer camp this year. Our aim is to lessen exposure risk to campers by not mixing them between communities.
Please note that dates and camp themes are subject to change at this point.
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!