Barrie’s 2019 summer camps provided activities for local youth, including one-on-one inclusion

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Summer camps offered by the City from July 2 to August 30 provided activities for 4,385 youngsters, an increase from last summer’s 4,134 participants.
 The City’s Recreation Services Department offered more than 55 different summer camps, including inclusion one-on-one support for 129 campers. Inclusion-adapted programs provided camps for 152 youth. The camps were help at community centres around the city, offered to children four to 16 featuring a wide range of themes for different interests and skills.
“This success is attributable to a number of initiatives led by the camp team, including increased marketing initiatives such as the camp blog and increased quality in camps by achieving HIGH FIVE Accreditation,” council was told in a memo from Steve Lee Young, manager of recreation services.
“Most importantly, this success is attributable to our recreation programmers and summer students working tirelessly to provide the best camp programs possible.”