ARMS staff is promising a “crazy fun time” during its summer programs
Kids can learn to use a compass and tie knots this summer at a popular summer camp put on by the Alouette River Management Society (ARMS).
Week one from July 22 to 26 is already full with limited space left in week two, which runs from July 29 to Aug. 2.
Nicole Driedger, ARMS education coordinator, said staff are busy planning some great outdoor activities for kids during the week-long camp and she is confident that kids will have “a crazy fun time.”
Driedger explained that at the Survivor: Amazing Race Camps, children from eight to 13 years old will be placed in teams where they will receive their team’s colour, flags, and names.
They will get to spend each day of the camps in Allco Park competing in challenges for beads, won by showing team spirit, winning challenges, playing honourably, and by displaying other good sportsmanship attributes.
All participants will learn how to use a GPS, compass, tie different knots and lashing techniques, and other survival skills during the daily challenges.
There will be no voting off, but lots of voting for, Driedger said.
“Facepaint, wearing team colours, playing hard, and having fun are all important to us here at Survivor: the Amazing Race, located at Allco Park,” she said.
A nature camp is also scheduled from Aug. 19 to 23.
To sign up for the camps, call 604-467-6401. For information about ARMS, go to www.alouetteriver.org.
July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 19-23 ARMS has volunteer opportunities for camp counsellors. Full training and support will be provided and an honorarium will be given to those who can do both July camps back to back. Criminal record checks are required for counsellors 19 and older. Call 604-467-6401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.