Grant Helps support local summer Discovery Camps for kids

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Sault Ste. Marie-­‐based non-­‐profit Destination North Discovery Group received $3500.00 from
the Walmart-­‐Evergreen Green Grants program to help facilitate their first-­‐ever summer Discovery
Camps.
Supported by Walmart Canada and led by Evergreen, the Green Grants program is a national program designed to support community-­‐based initiatives to create greener, healthier communities.

Destination North’s summer Discovery Camps will create an opportunity for children to experience
hands-­‐on adventures which will take them on a voyage from the everyday to the exotic.
The week-­‐long camps encompass art and science -­‐ as well as the history, culture, and ecology
of the Algoma region -­‐ and involve community partners such as Mill Market, Entomica, and the
Canal District Community Garden.
“Fostering an appreciation in our youth for the natural world, as well as for the community one is
a part of, is vital,” said Loni Pierce, project manager, Destination North Discovery Group. “Our
goal is to provide children with the opportunity to learn about the world around them  in a very
hands-­‐on and experiential fashion.”
The Discovery Camps will be running for seven weeks in July and August, providing a different
themed camp each week. These camps are geared towards children aged 6-­‐12 years and run daily
from 9:00 am to 4:00pm. The cost is $190.00 per child and includes all taxes, transportation, and
activities.

Pre-­‐and Post-­‐ camp care  will also be available.
For more information contact the project manager at info@millsquare.ca or 705-­‐251-­‐6776
ext. 1003. Details can be found online at www.millmarket.ca/discovery-­‐camp.