Stage Three of B.C.'s COVID-19 restart plan has allowed for some summer camps to swim ahead, including one starting next week in the Tri-City region.
The Salish Sea Research and Education Society (SSRES) is encouraging young minds with an eye for the water to join one of two three-day camps and explore the environment surrounding the Burrard Inlet.
Known as the Salish Sea Ocean Heroes' Camp, the goal is to give kids going into Grades Three and Four a chance to tour the shoreline, learn its cultural and ecological history and have fun on or around the water.
The camps run from July 27-29 and Aug-3-5 and start at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody (2800 Murray Street).
On its website, the society describes its organization as a platform for K-12 students with opportunities to learn about the marine ecosystem which could aid in their potential post-secondary pursuits.
"We are very excited to be providing the Lower Mainland with a summer camp that features First Nation's culture, a tour of the inlet, touch tanks, and place-based learning activities," a statement explains.
Other aspects of the Ocean Heroes' camp include:
- Exploring Shoreline Trail and its local species
- A visit to Camp Jubliee for outdoor adventures and a beach study
- Traveling by boat throughout Burrard Inlet
SSRES experts will guide the campers for the three days, each taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and meeting at Rocky Point Park.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organization explains only 16 kids will be admitted per camp.
Interested families have the option to sign their child or children either for July 27 to 29 or Aug. 3 to 5, and there's a $375 cost per person.
For more information, you can visit the SSRES website.