2012 ICAN Summer camp a success
By Nathaniel P. Lewis
"Under the theme words "CURIOSITY, COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CREATIVITY" children across Grand Bahama were given an opportunity to get in touch with their creative side at the 2012 ICAN Summer Camp.
Designed to teach positive leadership qualities through the creative arts, campers were separated into four teams and were allowed to create different scenes, whether it be a ring-play, skit, dance or mini musical.
Through a press release by Director Kevin Tomlinson, he said, "Kids were able to bring out their talent, creativity as well their artistic sides through dancing, singing and acting. Each day the kids were given various themes using the theme words," and that "the campers were able to be free and explore their creative sides.
"Incentives were added for the kids where their performances were turned into a competition and the teams were awarded points each day.
Props were made, costumes were built, and with instruments in place and voices warmed up, each team was determined to put on the best performance and indeed they did."
He noted that all coordinators of the camp consisted of a team of young people and commented "these young adults are some of the most talented group in Grand Bahama, who share a deep love and appreciation for the arts."
One of the most exciting aspects for each child was the Morning Workout with Dawn Ward, where the campers practiced for a Flash Mob performance at the end of the week. Most, if not all of the campers, caught on to the movements rather quickly.
There were even some mornings where parents would stay and also participate in the Flash Mob."
The camp, which ran for one week daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 5 - 17, received high praises from parents whose children attended and commented "This camp needs to continue for three more weeks."
© 2012 The Freeport News