Summer vacations are busy times for kids these days. With the summer break, parents are looking for different camp activities to engage their children in. Catering to the demand, Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja hosted its first summer camp program, offering a wide range of creative activities for children.
On July 16, ESFDB kicked off its first summer camp, called “Building Builders Learning.” It is designed to build the love of reading integrated with environmental awareness, healthy living, and physical activities.
Based on research, students who participate in summer camp programs show positive impact in their learning compared to those who do not attend.
The uniqueness about ESFDB summer camp learning program is a lot of teamwork and motivation among students to face the challenging opportunities ahead. They are not worried about failing. It's all about learning, playing, and having fun.
The ESFDB Building Builders Learning Summer Camp captures, discovers, and develops students' potential by nurturing them intellectually, physically, and holistically.
Furthermore, the summer camp will provide a seminar for parents to acquire some knowledge to help their children. It is important to network with parents so they would follow up on the skills being taught to their children.
The ESFDB Building Builders Learning Summer Camp 2012 funding was made possible by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs' Child Care Development Fund.
Upon learning of this federal grant, school principal Carmen H. Atalig took the initiative to secure the necessary documents to apply for the grant. While some programs charge significant fees to attend summer camps, the ESFDB summer camp program is free of charge because of the federal funds granted.
The summer camp program is headed by camp counselor leader Florinda Chavez, followed by team counselors Geraldine Dela Cruz, Mary Rose Lucero, and Lea Maratita. In addition, the counselors are being assisted by student volunteers Zahra Frazier and Angelique Perez.
ESFDB would like to express their appreciation to the parents and the Rota Mayor's Office, Harry Masga of the Office of Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan, Rota District, and Rep. Teresita A. Santos. (Edward Maratita, Jr.)