By: Nia Beane, 10 years old
The following is a submission of one of our applicants to this year’s Chaa Creek Eco Kids Summer Camp.
Officially known as the Children’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program, the annual event gives 24 young Belizeans between the ages of 8 and 13 a chance to learn about their natural world through a mix of adventure, social interaction, fun and hands-on education aimed at instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility for the environment.
The Eco Kids are selected after submitting a 300 word written essay which is reviewed and shortlisted by the Chaa Creek scholarship committee with the winners going on to attend the summer camp.
Chaa Creek will be providing all lodging, three healthy meals and snacks each day, structured educational activities, arts and craft materials, tee shirts, 24-hour camp counselor supervision, and guided tours conducted by licensed naturalist guides.
Good luck potential Eco Kids!
What I think is important about recycling and helping the earth!
I am Nia Beane, I like being Eco-friendly and I am sure I will enjoy going to this camp.
I am very glad when I hear the word “Eco” or “Recycle” because those are words of two wonderful ideas. I have been recycling for quite a while with bottles, containers, and plastic items and dropping them off at the Radisson Recycling Center in Belize City . Now in my house they call me the ” Recycling Queen”.
I like caring for plants, animals, trees, and things in the jungle because they provide us with lots of things and sometimes animals are in danger. When you are Eco-friendly you help the world and make it a better place to live and enjoy for people and animals. It is good when you help the environment because it makes Belize beautiful and helps lots of people.
Pollution is another problem in Belize which damages the earth and the environment, so when we see trash on the ground we should pick it up. Lots of people don’t really care about being Eco and helping the earth, but they should care because the world needs our help and we need the world’s help. I try to be very kind to the earth because it provides me with resources and food that I use. I think you should recycle because it saves money and resources that you use every day.
I have never been to a summer camp and I think coming to this one will make me happy, learn new things, make new friends, and experience different things.
A poem I just made about up about recycling goes like this:
Recycling is a good thing,
Plastic, Paper, Glass
Recycling is a great thing,
You don’t even have to take a class.
Recycling helps the whole world,
and you should.
Come on and recycle,
I know that you could.
I really want to go to this camp… And be an Eco-Kid!!!