Camp GROW (Gaining a Respect for the Outdoors and our World) seeks to bring youth together for two weeks to cultivate an appreciation for and understanding of the natural environment and its links to healthy and sustainable communities. Through a variety of fun outdoor and experiential learning activities, the camp will highlight Antigua and Barbuda’s unique ecology while fostering responsible environmental stewardship. The camp also aims to increase youth’s knowledge of local agricultural practices and how agriculture impacts our lives.
Camp GROW started as a partnership between the US Peace Corps Volunteers, The Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda (EAG), and the Gilbert Agricultural & Rural Development Center (GARD Center). Camp GROW will empower youth and inspire leadership through the development of life skills such as decision-making, critical thinking and teamwork. This camp provides an opportunity for campers to have fun and get their hands dirty while developing a relationship with the world around them.
Camp GROW, year 3, was held from Monday, 12 August 2013 until Friday, 23 August 2013 and was held at the GARD Center, Mercers Creek.
This exciting camp will continue to cater to children between the ages of 8 – 11 years.
Above: This year’s group of Campers and their Counsellors.