Some of Cayman’s children now have better ideas of determining right from wrong after attending the Fearless Xtreme summer camp, hosted by the Youth Development Consortium.
The Consortium hosted the team of camp counselors and professionals to assist the youngsters, ages 7 to 14, in making right choices at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall during June and July.
Utilizing Josh McDowell’s “Setting you free to make right choices” workbook and leaders guide, the team of volunteer missionary camp counselors guided campers through the sessions.
In addition to the sessions, Simon Miller, a prevention officer at the National Drug Council, spoke with the youngsters on issues such as teen pregnancy, violence and substance abuse.
Other guests lending their expertise included Rotaract members, presenting on “service to others,” and musician Eden Hurlston who presented on the importance of “following your passion.”
Campers also engaged in team building exercises where they produced posters and took part in drama and dance. According to the Youth Development Consortium’s Sylvia Wilks, peer leaders who attended camp last year also assisted this year.
“One camper took the initiative to create an inspirational drawing after the session on the support asset category and presented it to the other campers the following day, another wrote a rap for his team and one even composed music inspired by Fearless Xtreme, which he played on the piano during the closing program,” she said.
Campers also took part in field trips, which included visits to the National Trust, Mission House, the National Museum and Pedro Castle, as well as Dolphin Cove. There was a beach activity day and a church service held over the first weekend of the camp.
“The camp was enriching for both campers and counselors, and parents were pleased with the progress of their children,” said Ms. Wilks.
Simon Miller, a prevention officer at the National Drug Council, spoke with the youngsters on issues such as teen pregnancy, violence and substance abuse.