Summer Camp

TIDE has been hosting an annual summer camp since 2006 with a different theme each year. The aim of this annual camp is to encourage children to understand the concept of biodiversity and its role and importance within the environment, with an emphasis on the terrestrial and marine ecosystems found within the Maya Mountain Marine Corridor (MMMC).

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The summer camp takes place in several different communities in Toledo with over 150 children taking part every year. In order to successfully carry out the activities, TIDE engages volunteers from the communities including teachers and students from the University of Belize.

There are many different activities which include teaching children to swim, bird watching, photography, drama and the highly anticipated field trips. Children from inland communities get the opportunity to visit the Port Honduras Marine Reserve and those from coastal communities visit either Payne's Creek National Park or the TIDE Private Protected Lands.

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