CREAR Hosts Annual Camp in El Torito and Samara

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Making paper racecars, hiking trails, making ships and having a scavenger hunt for Pirate Day, making kites and launching rockets for Sky day—these are among the creative activities that are planned for children for the upcoming camp hosted by CREAR, a nonprofit association.

The camp will take place in El Torito July 1 to 4 and in Samara July 8 to 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., meeting in the community hall of each town. About 30 children are expected to participate in El Torito and about 15 in Samara. Informational flyers will be handed out in each community during the first day of the camp with more specific information and permission slips for the children’s parents to sign.

“I enjoy that we get to do special activities with the kids, including field trips and eco walks. Since they are on vacation, they have more free time; thus we can offer camp for more hours a day than during the school year. Plus it’s just a whole lot of fun,” commented Johannah Waite, CREAR program director.

Likewise, Andrea Keith, CREAR coordinator, remarked on how excited the children get each year. “It’s a CREAR tradition. It’s the time of year that the kids truly take advantage of the program,” she said.  

This year’s camp will be supported by Samara Trails, Monkey’s Bakery, C&C Surf School, Rancho de la Playa and volunteers from CREAR and from Travel for Teens, Wallace High School and St. Croix Lutheran High School in the United States.  CREAR has offered the camps free to local children during school breaks in July and January since 2009.