Campers' Carnival

The campers pose for the camera after the carnival.

The campers from Happi Dayz Summer Camp had a fun time in the sun last Friday.

Dressed in costumes that they created, the children held a mini-carnival on the playing field adjacent to Bayley’s Primary School, in St. Philip.

Camp Director Sharisse Alleyne told Barbados TODAY that the campers, who had been meeting since July 2 and will continue until August 31, did a project on Crop-Over.

“They had to come together in groups and decided what they wanted to do. They gave each section a name and they made their own costumes. The camp assistants only assisted by providing the material and making sure that every thing that goes well. It was sponsored by MP Michael Lashley and he’s also given us the chance to use his constituency office and we’re grateful for that,” she said.

There were four sections — Fruit Frenzy, Butterflies, Bumble bees and Ocean Spray.

Apart from the carnival, the 30 children who range in ages three and half years old to 15-years old, have been doing craft, Bible stories lessons, teaching children how to read, the ones that were weak in Maths and English, playing and going on tours which included Harrison’s Cave, said the 21-year-old director.

Alleyne said she loved children and had worked for four years with the Government’s summer camps. The children from the neighbourhood asked her about the camp and told her she could start her own and she agreed. She then asked Lashley who gave his approval.

There are four assistant directors. (DS)

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