What is the Eco Kids Camp?
Officially known as the Children’s Summer Camp Scholarship Program, this 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, and fun filled applied education - all aimed at instilling a sense of wonderment in the unique cultures that constitute Belize and the environment that sustains us all.
Some of our guided educational activities include: Hiking to ancient Maya sites where we will perform archaeological excavations, Horseback Riding through Jungle Trails while studying the medicinal flora within our 365-acre private reserve, Song writing and talent show sessions, Hands-on sustainable organic farming techniques, and Supervised water activities.
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 week long 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.
We look forward to reading your child's essays entitled: Why I want to be an Eco-kid.
What are the themes for this year?
Sunday: Camp Enrollment
Tuesday: Ancient Maya
Wednesday: Traditional Healing
Thursday: Land Conversation
Friday: Solid Waste Management & Sustainable Tourism
Saturday: Belize Wild Life
Sunday: Camp Ceremonies & Packing Up
Two winning categories:
Eco-greenies (ages 8-10)
Eco-Saplings (ages 11-13)
Essays will be judged on creative subject content, structure and proper grammar.
Deadline for Essays: Sunday, June 15th
Deadline for Camp registration: Wednesday, June 25th
2014 Camp Commencement: Saturday, July 20th
2014 Camp Closure: Sunday, July 28th
Applications can be sent to [email protected] via E-mail, mailed to Chaa Creek, P.O. Box 53, San Ignacio, Cayo District, or dropped off at our office at 77 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio. Please contact Roberto Harrison at the office phone 824-2037 or email [email protected] for any inquiries concerning Chaa Creek’s 2014 Eco Kids Summer Camp.