Leadership summer camp wraps up

Fearless Xtreme campers work on a team-building exercise.

Sixty-six campers took part in this year’s Fearless Xtreme Leadership and Prevention Camp at the Mary Miller Hall.

A third of the campers were referred by the Department of Children and Family Services, while others were campers from previous years, with some new faces, organizers said.

For two weeks the campers attended general sessions on issues that affect them, such as violence, substance abuse and teen pregnancy. Using Josh McDowell’s “Setting you free to make right choices” workbook, the campers were guided through sessions on how to determine right from wrong, and on the final day were encouraged to apply the right from wrong message to their lives, said Sylvia Wilks, on behalf of organizers Cayman Islands Youth Development Consortium.

In addition to these general sessions, the campers had an opportunity to assess themselves to determine the areas they needed to improve at home, at school and in the community. Ms. Wilks said peer leaders from last year’s camp assisted their teams and volunteered in other areas.

“The campers were engaged in team-building exercises where they utilized their skills to produce posters on themes they were introduced to,” she said.

There was plenty of time spent outdoors as well, including a trip to Crystal Caves in East End, a “Survivor Day” activity in Dart Park in George Town and “Beach Olympics” at Seven Mile Beach.

The campers also visited the Cayman Islands Hospital to deliver get well cards to patients.

At the Fearless Xtreme camp’s closing program, the campers made group presentations about what they had learned and showcased their talents for their family and friends.

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