YMCA/YWCA Director Praises Bondar Challenge

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Catherine Ross

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.