YMCA/YWCA Director Praises Bondar ChallengeDes éloges pour le Défi Bondar

Earthbound Kids 2In 2014, 30 camps (including 16 returning camps) from British Columbia to New Brunswick participated in the Roberta Bondar Foundation photo challenge delivered by a total of eighty-six trainers/leaders. A few camps continued the program into their fall schedule.

The theme for 2014 was Connecting with the Natural Environment. Winners from the hundreds of submissions will be announced in December and information on participation in 2015 will follow in the New Year.

Read Luc Cousineau’s (Director of YMCA-YWCA Guelph Camp Nagiwa) assessment of the program in below, and consider adding the Bondar Challenge to your camp program next summer:

I cannot say enough about the program – the communication from the Foundation, the equipment provided, and the teaching aids. This is an excellent program for camp and for campers, and I would expect YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Camp Nagiwa to continue its participation well into the future. Our camp has tried in the past to develop a Photography/Digital Media program with little success. With the introduction of the Bondar Challenge into our existing program, our staff was given excellent training, direction, and goals to accomplish with our campers. The results have been overwhelming with campers as young as seven years of age taking photographs of exceptional quality. What an excellent addition to our camp this year.Earthbound Kids 2En 2014, trente camps partout au pays ont participé au Défi Bondar sous le thème Communion avec la nature.

Les gagnants du concours, sélectionnés parmi des centaines de soumissions, seront annoncés en décembre. Toutes les infos sur l’édition de l’été prochain seront communiquées après les fêtes : envisagez le Défi Bondar pour votre programmation 2015!

Témoignage de Luc Cousineau, directeur du Camp Nagiwa YMCA/YWCA de Guelph (Ont.) sur le Défi Bondar 2014:

Quel formidable programme! La communication avec la fondation, l’équipement fourni, le matériel pédagogique, tout est impeccable. Je vois notre camp y participer pendant des années. On avait déjà essayé de mettre sur pied un programme photo dans le passé, mais ça n’a pas levé. Intégré à notre programme existant, le Défi Bondar a fourni un excellent encadrement à nos moniteurs et des objectifs à accomplir pour nos campeurs. Les résultats sont impressionnants – des photos de qualité exceptionnelle de jeunes d’à peine sept ans! Un excellent ajout à notre programmation.


About Catherine Ross

Catherine's lifelong love of camping began in 1953 when she accompanied her mother, the new camp cook, to Camp Tanamakoon in Algonquin Park. She remained at Tan until 1978 as a camper and in several staff roles. After five years as a teacher, in 1979, Catherine and her husband George purchased Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da for girls in Parry Sound, Ontario which they owned for 20 years. Catherine has served on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association, and is Past President of the Society of Camp Directors. She is served as Communications Officer on the Board of the CCA, as is a recipient of the CCA's Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award. She is past editor of Camps Canada, published by the CCA, and the OCAsional News, the newsletter of the OCA. She is the author of four publications. Her articles on camping have appeared in numerous magazines.
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