By all accounts, this year’s summer
camp programme in Cayman Brac was a resounding success.
Mitchum Sanford, instructor with
the Sister Islands Department of Sports, said that 111 youngsters participated
in sports-related summer camps: 42 children attended the basketball camp held
at the Cayman Brac High School court, while 39 benefited from the government
pool swim camp. A football (soccer) camp at the Bluff field also attracted an
additional 30 young people.
Deputy Premier and Minister for
District Administration Juliana O’Connor-Connolly supported the camps and visited
to watch some of the activities.
“I am delighted by the number of
children who were reached through this year’s sports programmes,” she said.
The minister noted that getting
children involved in sporting activities is a key step in fostering discipline,
healthy attitudes and a competitive spirit.
“It is important that we channel
the energies of our young people in positive directions, preparing them to be
tomorrow’s good citizens,” she said.