It is all fun and friendship building at the Wetaskiwin Manluk Centre Surf and Sport Summer Camp.
Camp leader Brittany Dumkee says those concepts are the two biggest focuses of the week-long camp. “Basically we just look to give the kids something to do over the summer.”
“Our biggest focus is that the kids have fun,” she added.
Along with pool time every morning, as well as time on the Board Rider — a surfing simulator — the youths also play group games and sports in the afternoons.
“We try to keep it as light as possible, things that anyone can do,” said Dumkee.
The Surf and Sport Summer Camp ran the week of July 27 and is scheduled for the two following weeks as well. Those attending must be eight years or older.
For Dumkee, being a part of the camps means she gets to follow her passion even in the summer months and interact with the children. “I like building the relationships with the kids . . . being a teacher it gives me lots of experience.”
However, she likes seeing the children during the summer months and getting to know them in a more relaxed atmosphere outside a classroom setting.