Just Us Guys Boys Club
Organisers of the first ever overnight camp on Paget Island to build a strong sense of self-esteem for young boys are hailing the event an overwhelming success. Plans are underway to host another camp later this summer for the Just Us Guys Boys Club run by the Centre on Angle Street in Hamilton. The camp, held on Paget Island from May 31 to June 2 was attended by 23 boys accompanied by seven adults on the trip. Organiser Edward Glasford, a community worker at the Centre said the youngsters who attended 'enjoyed it so much they didn't want to leave'. 'They want us to do another camp and I'm planning one when our summer day camp ends in August. Some of the boys have never been camping or to the island so it was a great experience. All in all we had a great time, I'm still exhausted but I don't mind,' said Mr Glasford. He also expressed a warm thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who helped out for their support, especially the residents who donated $300 for six boys to attend the camp. The registration fee was reduced to $50 so that more children would be able to attend. The club meets on Friday nights at the Centre from 6pm to 8.30pm for boys aged between five and 12 to promote positive interaction with positive adult male role models. Subjects covered at the weekly meeting include life skills, etiquette, how to take care of their bodies and personal hygiene in addition to a host of recreational events.