The annual Sign Language Camp facilitated by the International Christian Centers for the Deaf (ICCD) commenced at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym from July 23 to July 27. This year’s theme was: “Love God; Love People.” A familiar face on the island, Kayla Rohr, ICCD’s Missionary-Bahamas Coordinator and Sign Language …
On July 15-16, a swimming camp was held by Local Government from the Sandy Point Township, led by Mancer Roberts, who is involved in the Abaco Swimming Club, and his two sons and daughter.
The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) located in Sandy Point, Abaco conducted its annual whale camp in July. During two weeks in July, ten young Bahamians who all share an interest in marine life attended camp at BMMRO. The campers were a mixture of Bahamian students representing public and …
Approximately thirty Sandy Point children ranging in age from four to sixteen received lessons in sustainability during a five day camp monitored by a group of young adults.
The first Creative Summer Arts Camp was held on July 15-19 in Marsh Harbour at the Island Waves Cultural Centre; the second camp was offered to Treasure Cay from July 29 to Aug. 2 at Headstart Academy; and the final one took place from Aug.12-16 in Sandy Point at James A. Pinder Primary School. The camp was offered at no cost and was open to children between the ages of five to 12 years old.
School will soon be out, summer fun will begin and young people will need some wholesome activities to occupy their time. Camp Abaco is ready, once again, to welcome young people to its great, Christ-centred youth experience. Camp Abaco is situated in a safe and secure environment three miles south of Marsh Harbour, amidst beautiful natural and tranquil surroundings with a private beach. Its amenities include a large cafeteria, chapel on the hill, separate dormitories for boys and girls, basketball /volleyball courts and playing field for games such as softball and soccer. A new addition for this year includes a large outdoor movie screen for ‘Movie night Under the Stars’.
For the third time Coach Jeffrey Rodgers came to Marsh Harbour to share his knowledge of the game with the local children. Coach Rodgers recently celebrated his twenty fifth anniversary of teaching basketball summer camps in Nassau as well as on other islands of the Caribbean.
The fourth annual golf camp, sponsored by the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, took place the week of July 23-28. Fourteen young people from Abaco eagerly participated in the five day program. Apart from three or four new recruits most in attendance were returning participants who had enjoyed the teaching of previous years. The cookies distributed at the end of each session added to the excitement as well.
Through a partnership with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and Newton Baptist Church, which is based in Alabama, a Vacation Bible School was held from July 16-20 at Grace Gym. The VBS took on an Incrediworld Amazement Park theme where children experienced “a thrill ride through God’s Creation.” Kerry Brackett and Alyssa Johnson of Newton Baptist Church’s mission team were among 18 other members, and they expressed that it is their first time coming to The Bahamas. Although the Newton mission team planned to depart on July 19, members from Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel continued the VBS until that Friday.