July 28, 2015
ANDROS, Bahamas - Last week forty young students from twelve islands returned from an eco-immersion experience on the island of Andros. During the week-long experience the campers swam in blue holes, hiked in the pine forest, explored Jungle Pond, snorkeled the Andros barrier reef, visited the amazing and awe inspiring Andros West Side National Park and camped in the Blue Hole National Park.
"Eco Camp inspires participants to step out of their comfort zone and experience the outdoors both physically and mentally," said Portia Sweeting, Bahamas National Trust (BNT) Education Director. "Their experiences will definitely stay with them for a lifetime."
Students who attend Eco Camp are fully sponsored by supporting companies but have to apply to be chosen. This year's applicants had to write an essay on how the BNT can make national parks more enjoyable for Bahamian families and visitors as a part of their application. Over seventy-five students applied and forty were selected for this year's camp.
Current sponsors of the BNT's Eco Camp include the U.S. Embassy, Lyford Cay Foundation, Atlantis, Royal Bank of Canada, Blue Water Resort, Outdoor Sportsman, Bahamas Ferries, ForFar Field Station, Broad Shad Cay, Island Scope, Bahamas Hotel Association, Caribbean Bottling and Fun Foods.
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News date : 07/28/2015 Category : Bahama Islands Info Stories