The Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua & Barbuda
Raising awareness & promoting sustainable use of natural resources
Camp Grow 2012
Camp GROW 2011
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campers made new friendships, had opportunities to build skills in leadership and team-work, and pushed themselves to try new things.
Because of the generosity of several businesses, corporations, and individuals both inside and outside of Antigua, Camp GROW was able to offer nearly 20 campers scholarship positions and ensure that ever camper who wanted to attend summer camp was able to. These donations helped to cover the camp’s operating costs such as crafts, field trips, snacks, and much more.
A very special thanks to Janice McKeever, Microsoft, Hands Across the Sea,Caribbean Union Bank, Adventure Antigua, Antigua Paddles, The Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force, Phillip Distribution and Wholesale, the many people who made donations through the Peace Corps Partnership Fund and all of the local individuals who have made donations of time and money to this year’s Camp GROW.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Roberta Williams, Executive Director of the GARD Center, for her wonderful gardening and composting sessions; Delano Robinson, Jay Peters and Jodie Wiltshire who were an immense help on all of our GARD Center days and at Body Ponds; Nicola Nash from Adventure Antigua for educating us about marine ecosystems; Natalya Lawrence from the EAG for accompanying us to Bird Island and sharing her knowledge; Kate Levasseur and Dominic Tilley from the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project for talking turtles with us; and Mr. Grant Joyce for giving us an excellent tour of Claremont Farms and showing us how to graft a mango tree!
Lastly we’d like to acknowledge Camp GROW coordinators, Rachel Hall and Jen Davis, as well as all of our AMAZING camp counsellors who volunteered their time and an immesurable amount of energy and spirit to this endeavor. A thousand thanks to Milove Fontaine, Ariel Quallis, Darleen Carlisle, Latisha Marcellin, Shyenn Smith, Norma-Jean Arey, Wes Mullins, Ryan Jones, Lou Tubbs and Fiona Dennen. Words cannot express how much you are appreciated. We couldn’t have done it without you!
The GARD Center and the EAG held their first ever youth summer day-camp, Camp GROW (Gaining a Respect for the Outdoors and our World), which began on July 11 and ended on July 22. The camp was filled with exciting activities like hiking through Body Ponds, visiting Claremont Farms, participating in fun lessons about composting and gardening, making recycled wallets out of juice boxes, playing camp games, singing camp songs and much more! Over the course of two-weeks
The Environmental Awareness Group and GARD Center are excited to announce the return of Camp GROW!
Camp GROW provides an opportunity for children, ages 8-11, to have fun while learning about the world around them. Over the span of two weeks campers will: discover and explore the unique ecology of Antigua and its offshore islands; build a foundation in environmental and agricultural principles; develop team-work and critical thinking skills and tap into their creativity with exciting craft projects using recycled and natural materials.
This year's camp will be held from August 13th - 24th at the Gilbert Agro-Heritage Nature Center and is for campers ages 8-11.
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Due to the immense popularity of Camp GROW, registration for this year's camp will be a lottery. In order to be eligible for the lottery and attendance to Camp GROW, you must have all your camper's forms submitted by June 18th. We will contact you by June 22nd and inform you of your camper's registration status. You can download your camper's registration forms here.