Grade 7&8 students from Eskasoni Elementary and Middle School had the amazing opportunity to attend the Tim Hortons Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche to take part in a 4 day Community Leadership Program.
During their stay, the students took part in activities such as climbing walls, low rope and high rope activities, biking, team building games, and goal setting. The students also helped to set the table and clean up after meals. During their stay they also had campfires in the evening and a Halloween dance.
The program is facilitated by the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation with chaperones from Eskasoni providing 24/7 supervision for their students. EEMS was invited to take part in the free program which takes in 10 school groups from the maritime provinces during second week of September through to the second week of November.
“We started the planning process to prepare to attend the camp last May”, explained Principal Dawn Stevens. “We had to ensure that we had 80 students who wanted to attend, along with parent and teacher chaperones who were able to commit to the 4 days.”
During the camp, the students plan a community service project that they will work on throughout the year in Eskasoni. Their teachers will help them facilitate when needed but the project will be carried out by the students as a team. In April, the same group of students will return to the camp to reflect on the project and celebrate their accomplishments.
For more information about the Community Leadership Program or for information on how to apply, please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.orgM