Eco Kids Camp Day 7: Belizean Wildlife & Final Farewell We’ve made to the last day of camp. It felt like just yesterday the eco kids had arrived. It was a misty morning with grey clouds above, hearing the birds … Read more
Eco Kids Camp Day 6: Solid Waste Management & Sustainability It’s been a successful week with so much to be grateful for. How amazing that twenty-four kids from all over country have been fortunate enough to attend such a prestigious … Read more
Day 5 of the Eco Kids Summer Camp Focused on Land Conservation With high spirits and energy, we’ve made it to day five at the 2019 Eco Kids Camp on the Macal River Camp grounds. The days have been lengthy, … Read more
Day 3: Learning About The Ancient Maya Another day, another happy camper at the 2019 Belize Eco Kids Camp. Day three turned out to be another incredibly successful day. Early rising for most of the kids, around 6:30 a.m. movement … Read more
The 2019 Belize Eco-Kids Summer Camp Is Off! Well hello there, if you’re reading this, then you’re probably a concerned parent who’s naturally worried about your child being away from home. That’s totally okay! I hope these blogs can help … Read more
This year’s winners for Chaa Creek’s 2019 Eco-Kids Environmental Education Summer Camp have been selected Once again this year, twenty-four young Belizean students are set to embark on the learning adventure of a lifetime, thanks to The Lodge at Chaa … Read more
Eco Kids Camp Day 6: Solid Waste Management & Sustainability Going to a summer camp is something EVERY child should get the opportunity to do. Apart from making lifelong friends, they also get the chance to make life long memories. A … Read more
How often can you brag about waking up to the sounds of howler monkey’s swinging above your heads? Well… we sure can! Bright and early, before the sun could shine its yellow rays through the jungle treetops, howler screams echoed … Read more
Maya Traditional Healing at Chaa Creek’s 2018 Eco Kids Summer Camp You know what’s sad? Realizing you’re now officially halfway through camp. Yup, we’re half way done :(. At this point, I can’t imagine a life outside of this amazing … Read more
Day 3: Learning About The Ancient Maya Wow, can you believe it’s already been 3 days? I’m not sure how time feels like back at home but here at camp its going super-fast! We’ve been having so much fun that … Read more
Day 2 – Biodiversity and Conservation A wet but joyful hello from the banks of the Macal river. Yes, for those of you who didn’t know, Eco Kids camp is held yearly at Chaa Creek’s Macal river camp. I know … Read more
Friday – Sustainable Tourism We all woke up with a buzz of energy today, very probably from the huge amount of food we’ve been eating and maybe slightly to do with the fact today is water party day, and song … Read more
Last day of camp. There’s always a feeling – of release, of relief, of ending, of starting over. Suddenly, going home doesn’t seem so fun after all. Suddenly, you wish the camp lasted two weeks instead of one – or … Read more
The morning started off cold and fresh, and as the campers awoke they pulled on sweaters and made their way up to the campfire. After singing some camp songs to warm up, we had a delicious breakfast and moved straight … Read more
The sun was breaking out over the golden clouds as the camp stirred to life, and as the camper rose and trudged up to the dining hall, clean white rays fell on our faces and warmed our skin. By the … Read more
Today’s theme of Solid Waste Management meant that the day was not as hectic as previous days. Campers had a leisurely breakfast, and a couple games of “Wink Assassin” before diving straight into Arts and Crafts, recycling plastic water bottles to use as stylish bracelets. Some campers decorated their bracelets with the colors of the Belizean flag, while others went with more colorful heart stickers.
Mrs Salome’s presentation on medicinal plants highlighted several popular Belizean herbs, such as serosee, thyme, and aloe vera, and allowed campers got to practice their bush medicine skills. A couple lucky volunteers pretended to have earaches, and they were cured by using thyme. From the excellent bedside manner displayed by some campers, it would seem there are some future doctors in the group!
Once we arrived back at Chaa Creek, Mr. Awe gave a presentation on the history and culture of the Maya, from their origins as hunter-gatherers crossing the Bering Straits, to the decline of their civilization thousands of years ago. And just to make sure the campers were paying attention, he split boys and girls into two teams and gave a pop quiz at the end. It was a close call, but the girls scored higher by one point!