The Annual Environmental Camp is intended to the build capacity of youths to plan and implement activities within Environmental Clubs. It also, seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues, promote networking among youths from different parts of the country and encourage the creation of a ‘’youth voice’’ on environmental issues.
This year, forty three (43) very promising and vibrant youths, aged 12-16, set off on a much anticipated journey to Madewini Campsite, Soesdyke for the EPA’s annual environmental camp. Participants of the three-day camp were drawn from nine (9) schools from Regions 2, 3 and 6.
During the Camp the participants from Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Tagore Memorial, J.C. Chandisingh Secondary, Berbice High, Vrymans Erven Secondary, Stewartville Secondary, Uitvlugt Secondary, Anna Regina Multilateral, and Cotton Field Secondary Schools exhibited great enthusiasm and fully participated in the range of activities on the programme.
At the end of the event, Campers reflected on that they learnt a lot about forest values and conservation and thoroughly enjoyed themselves doing so. They highlighted that just the opportunity to learn about the forest in a forest setting was exciting as was bird-watching, forest scavenger hunts, camp fire and talking to the media. All in all Camp 2011 was satisfyingly successful for both the campers and the facilitators.