The two-week-long gathering, which is in its 4th year, started on Monday 8th August at the Dr. William Connor Primary School in western Basseterre.
The president and founder of the group, Police Officer Lauston Percival, said that the focus was shifted from its initial aim to accommodate another important issue in society, the environment, that young people must know more about.
“We realized that everybody is going that way in looking after the environment. So we thought it best to move away from the traditional way of having the summer camp and deal specifically with the environment this year,” said Officer Percival.
He continued, “We know that the environment and caring for the environment is very important, and we want to let the children know how important taking care of the environment is, and also, to get involved with the idea of renewable energy.”
The campers, who are in the age range 5 to 18 years old, will be placed into groups dealing with different topics about the environment and energy.
Percival explained, “We are going to have groups depicting solar energy, wind energy and marine life. We also have water and geothermal energy.”
Organizers plan to also take the children on five field trips, one being a boat ride. This coastal outing Percival said “will allow the children to see St Kitts and Nevis from a different angle.”
Other events include a visit to the sponsors, a camp open day and a march.
According to Percival, the camp promises to be two weeks of fun, educational and positive interaction and experiences.