Local Organizations and Businesses provide Funds to send over 100 Belizean Youth to Summer Camp

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Press Release - Green Reef – June 30, 2016 - Green Reef, a marine conservation non-governmental organization, for the third consecutive year, will undertake a four week summer camp at Camp Basil Jones on North Ambergris Caye adjacent to the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve. The summer youth camp programme aims to promote conservation and preservation of the Belize Barrier Reef as we work towards youth empowerment in Belize.27 Camp Basil Jones-1
The camp is being spearheaded by Green Reef in collaboration with the San Pedro House of Culture (NICH), Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and the Department of Youth Services with financial support from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), BelizeKids.org, Finn & Martini, Blackadore Caye Resort, Oceana, Hol Chan Marine Reserve and National Institute of Culture & History (NICH).
One hundred campers ages 11-17 from all over Belize will have the unique opportunity to participate in this fun-filled adventure and experience the thrill of a lifetime at a week-long summer camp. Campers will pack their bags and head to a rustic beauty beachside retreat, where they will indulge in over-the-top competitions inspired by classic camp games, learn about Belize’s marine natural resources and create unique art and crafts from sustainable materials.27 Camp Basil Jones-2
The primary level environmental education summer camp curriculum will entail a training course and lectures on the Introduction to Coral Reef Ecosystems and Threats and Reef Conservation. Focusing on the coastal and marine environment primary ecosystems, Belize’s marine protected areas and the world heritage site, reef fish identification, the life history of sea turtles, and threats to coral reefs and marine life. The program will deliver important science concepts to students who will gain a first-hand understanding of the marine ecology of Belize through hands-on learning activities. Students will also have the unique opportunity to take educational field trips.

For information on participating in the camp please call 601-3088.

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