Adventures at Sea with MMBC
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The Adventures at Sea Summer Camps have been in full swing for the past three weeks at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. With an average attendance of 20 children per week, the Maritime Museum has been a very busy place.
Groups, ranging in age from 6 to 12 years old, were allowed to explore all three floors of the mystical museum. They also participated in scavenger hunts, sword fights and many crafts which included the camp favorite – building a model boat. However, activities weren’t all based in the Museum. The campers were also taken on several trips which included a boat ride with ‘Pirate Adventures,’ a treasure hunt in Beacon Hill park, sand castle building at Gyro Park, an opportunity to play with sea creatures at Gorge Discovery Center and much, much more.
The camps give the children a chance to play while they learn. As Shalini Kennedy, MMBC’s Program Coordinator says, “The goal of Adventures at Sea Summer Camps is to allow children to use their imaginations as well as explore. With exploration comes education, and having a camp that encompasses both is something we are very proud of.”
The three weeks of summer camps were major successes. There were plenty of smiles from both the children and camp leaders. The enthusiasm was such that one couldn’t help but want to join in the activities. Children are the toughest critics and their smiles are a great indication of a marvelous program. Hudson, an 11 year old camper said, “I like everything, the games, the crafts and the people.” 10 year old Quinton said, “this is the best summer camp I have been to all year. I didn’t think it would be like this at all. I had a lot of fun and want to come back next year.” 9 year old Sofia said, “I love everything, especially the crafts!” It is clear by the smiles that these children loved the environment they were in.
If you have a little sailor at home, whether they have been to camp before or not, Adventures At Sea Summer Camp has a place for them.
The Maritime Museum has the only summer camp that offers kids the opportunity to get onboard the Pirate Adventures ship.