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.
CENTRAL ABACO CAMP*:
**ALL OF OUR CAMPS FOR CENTRAL ABACO ARE FULL! Thank you for the support**
(FULL) July 4th-8th: Nature Detectives Camp (ages 13-17). 9:00am-3:00pm (FULL)
(FULL) July 12th-15th: Sea Beans Camp (ages 3-6). 9:00am-12:00pm (FULL)
(FULL) July 18th-22nd: Ecosystems Camp (ages 7-9). 9:00am-3:00pm (FULL)
(FULL) July 25th-29th: Conservation Camp (ages 10-12). 9:00am-3:00pm (FULL)
* 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:
These camps are free of charge!
August 2nd-5th: South Abaco Camp @ James A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point
**SOUTH ABACO CAMP IS NOW FULL! Thank you for the support**
TIMES: August 2nd - 10:00am-3:00pm
August 3rd - 9:00am-3:00pm
August 4th - 9:00am-3:00pm
August 5th - 9:00am-12:30pm
August 8th-11th: North Abaco Camp @ S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town
**NORTH ABACO CAMP IS NOW FULL! Thank you for the support**
TIMES: August 8th - 10:00am-3:00pm
August 9th - 9:00am-3:00pm
August 10th - 9:00am-3:00pm
August 11th - 9:00am-12:30pm
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.
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!