Creators of a summer camp from North Hastings High School have had a positive response from the school board.
Social Worker Marsha Depotier, Graduation Coach Trevor Pierce and Vice-Principal Duane Wiltshire presented their experiences with last summer’s Indigenous Culture Camp at the most recent meeting of the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board.
12 students entering grade 9 participated in outdoor learning activities both on the land and water. According to Depotier, the students developed long-lasting relationships through Indigenous teachings and ceremonies.
For this upcoming summer, 15 students will participate in the camp, with things done similarly to last year. They hope that with the pandemic winding down, the camp will expand in years to come.
The board praised the work of the group, with members saying the work was important in helping connect students with each other and was making a difference in their lives.