Out­doors sum­mer camp of­fer­ing sub­si­dized spots

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A sum­mer day camp in Char­lot­te­town that sees chil­dren em­brace the great out­doors is now of­fer­ing sub­si­dized spots.

P.E.I. Wild Child Pro­grams co-or­di­na­tor Hannah Gehrels says lo­cal busi­nesses are help­ing to pro­vide free or sub­si­dized camp fees for fam­i­lies that oth­er­wise would not be able to af­ford the pro­gram. The reg­u­lar cost of the pro­gram is $180 per week, run­ning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Gehrels says the day camp pro­vides play­based learn­ing through re­peated ex­po­sure to na­ture. The hope is to run the camp five days a week un­til Aug. 25 be­fore mov­ing to once-a-week pro­grams in the fall.

To learn more about the camps or to of­fer sup­port, call Gehrels at 902-940-2263 or visit www.wild­chil­dat­lantic.ca.

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