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Children attend Christmas Traditions camp

Christmas Traditions was the name and theme of the recent children's Christmas camp hosted by The Bermuda National Trust.

The camp was sponsored by Axis Reinsurance and was held for two weeks starting on Monday the 20th of December.

The camp was held on the Monday and Tuesday of each week and was targeted for children aged eight to eleven.

There were up to fifteen children that attended the camp per week. Although the Christmas Traditions camp only lasted for two days each week, The Bermuda National Trust did not fail to give the campers a fun filled time! For the first day of the camp, the children took part in several fun activities such as making beautiful Christmas cards for family and friends, and eating candy and finding their inner architect while making their own ginger bread houses.

That's not all, the children also had the opportunity to go and see the large and yummy-looking ginger bread house at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

With singing Christmas carols, making holiday gift tags, and baking Christmas cookies there was no end to the fun that could be had at the camp.

Carolyn Conway, of The Bermuda National Trust was in charge of the camp, and said that it was based on discovering different traditions and ways that the kids celebrated Christmas in their own homes.

She also expressed how enjoyable it was seeing “children from different schools working together and having fun”.

The children who attended this camp had a great time. Mila Kendell loved putting her own special touch on her homemade Christmas cards that she planned on giving to her family and friends.

However, the highlight of the camp for Mila, was making her own gingerbread house. She explained that she enjoyed this so much because she likes arts and crafts, and had fun making the gingerbread house her own.

Of course, not everyone favoured the crafty side of the camp. Hailey Quig described the highlight of her time at the camp as playing exhilarating games of capture the flag. She said the Waterville grounds were really big and that the large gazebo gives great hiding places.

Hailey also mentioned that she had been going to the Bermuda National Trust camps since she was seven, and that this time, she brought her friends to come with her.

So why does she keep coming back? Hailey explained that she returns to the camps every year because “there's always something different”.

She went on to say that she really loves all of the fun new crafts that they do, and that she still has the lovely Christmas decorations that she made last year.

As you can see, The Bermuda National Trust has made their Christmas Traditions camp an enjoyable experience for both the camp counsellors and children alike. The camps are open to all, and more information is available from the Trust office at 236-6483.

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Published December 30, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 30, 2010 at 8:40 am)

Children attend Christmas Traditions camp

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