|The ICAN Summer Camp this year has been most productive.|
|Friday, 06 July 2012 08:26|
Kids were able to bring out their talent, creativity as well their artistic sides through dancing, singing and acting. Each day the kids were given various themes using the words CURIOSITY, COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CREATIVITY. They were separated into four (4) teams and were allowed to create different scenes, whether it be a ring-play, skit, dance or mini musicals.
The campers were able to be free and explore their creative sides. Incentives were added for the kids where their performances were turned into a competition and the teams were awarded points each day. Props were made, costumes were built, and with instruments in place and voices warmed up, each team was determined to put on THE best performance and indeed they did.
The coordinators of this camp consisted of ALL young people. These young adults are some of the most talented group in Grand Bahama, who share a deep love and appreciation for the arts. One of the most exciting aspect for each child was the Morning Workout with Dawn Ward where the campers practiced for a Flash Mob performance at the end of the week. Most if not all of the campers caught on to the movements rather quickly. There were even some mornings where parents would stay and also participate in the Flash Mob.
Every minute of the day, from 8:30am to 5:30pm the campers were busy, where there was not a moment where they found themselves idle. At the beginning of each morning or at the end of each day, parents often made the statement, “This camp needs to continue for three more weeks.” ICAN Summer Camp was designed to only be a one week program. This was done simply, to teach positive leadership qualities through the creative arts.As the progression continues with the camp, eventually it will be expanded into a month long program for children ages 5 to 17. There was a noticeable change in each camper, whether it be a confidence increase or having the courage to go up on stage and perform. Each child left this week long camp with a different attitude or persona.
Special thanks to Barefoot Marketing, Mary Star of the Sea School, the Broadcasting Co-operation of the Bahamas, Subway, Burger King, Zorba’s, our administrators Janae Thompson, Rayeisa Basden, Mira Ferguson, Colleen Parker, Tina Woods and especially to the 200 campers and their families for supporting the ICAN SUMMER CAMP 2012!!!
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