Camp Horizons helps children explore possibilities
Written by: Samantha Evans
10 Aug, 2012
Camp Horizons is an extension of Horizons Academy and was the brainchild of Simone Bowe-Mullings back in 2010 when the first camp was held. Now that Horizons Academy is open, the camp has shifted its focus. Originally, the camp focused on career preparation for children but now the camp provides a more well-rounded approach to summer educational activities.
Camp Horizons began on June 27 and ended on July 20. The students met at the school in Government Sub-Division from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. While there, they were equipped with information and tools to help them reach their full potential. Additionally, the camp allowed them to engage in wholesome activities, make lasting friendships, and inspire them to pursue all possibilities life has to offer.
Over the four weeks the youth took part in classroom sessions where they were given academic challenges in areas of weakness, played fun summer games and heard from speakers on ways that they can discover themselves and learn about leadership skills, purpose and team building. They went on numerous field trips to the Neem Farm and to other educational sites. The kids engaged in lots of fun ventures and were able to improve upon much needed academic skills which made parents happy.
The camp was open to students from the school as well as the wider community. Simone Bowe-Mullings is committed to helping students embrace their full potential and prepare themselves from an early age for the world of work so that they can fulfill jobs available around The Bahamas. The camp was supervised by one of the teachers of Horizons Academy Patricia Saunders.