Wild time at Summer Camp

Many, many thanks to our friends and supporters who contributed generously towards the cost of sending the children to summer camp. From close encounters with slithery snakes, crocodiles and lions, to hiking, swimming and learning about the environment, the children had a wonderful time in the bush.

Fear of snakes is something many of us can relate to on a primal level. We were really proud of the kids who (literally) embraced the opportunity to feel the weight, strength and silky softness of a python.

During their exciting 4-day camp at Kwaggasrus, the children took part in leadership activities, listened to interesting talks about animals and the environment and learned how to build a good fire for the evening braai.

As always, we noticed a change in many of the children. The shy ones come back with heightened levels of self confidence; new friendships blossom; and there’s a greater awareness of, and respect for, nature and the environment.

So, whilst summer camp is fun, it’s also very important – helping prepare today’s children for their role as tomorrow’s leaders.