[slideshow] Summer fun continues with our own local South Eleuthera Kids Camp. This week we had 13 students from Green Castle and Deep Creek join us for five days of fun and adventure. This group dove right in to the marine ecosystems on their first morning exercise exploring the reef inhabitants of our local wreck. Over the course of the week the group challenged themselves and conquered fears as they jumped off the docks, high rock and ocean hole. A highlight for the group was the day they learned about aquaculture and took a trip out to our off-shore Cobia cage.

Over the course of the week the campers not only lived a sustainable lifestyle, but they also learned hands-on about ways in which people can live more sustainably in the Bahamas. During an introduction to Aquaponics students were asked to critically think about the future of food security and sustainability in the Bahamas. The group was also very enthusiastic to learn about the Lionfish invasion and ways in which to capture and eat them.

The week finished up with a down island trip to the Rock Sound caves and picnic at ocean hole, where all enjoyed a tamarind cup to keep them cool through the journey!

Student comments about the camp:

My time here at The Island School was a special experience I did things at The Island School that some people cannot do. My counselors were amazing, my counselors names are Sarah, Tiffany, Tegan, Troy and Bengi. I had a lot of fun at The Island School, I went at the cage, High Rock, the current cut, the sand bar, the ship wrecked, ocean hole and the caves. I will like to come back to The Island School. It was a great opportunity I had lot of fun.

-Waydrick Anderson

My time here at The Island School was great because I got an opportunity that nobody could have. We went swimming and did fun stuff like going to the cage and jumping off high rock. The counselors were great and I will like to thank Tegan, Sarah, Tiffany, Benjamin, and Troy for teaching me so well and it was a good opportunity.

-South Eleuthera Kids Camper