The Sluyter Foundation, with the help of volunteer students from the Netherlands, will be hosting the second edition of the Summer Fun Adventure Camp at the Waldorf School in Sandbaai. Starting on Thursday 5 December, the camp will give children from our local communities the opportunity to enjoy the best first week of their summer holiday.

Children make puppets during the 2018 Summer Fun Adventure camp.

The emphasis of the Summer Fun Adventure will be on fun, but why can fun not go hand in hand with education? Sara van Dinther, one of the volunteer students who will lead the Adventure Camp, says: “Learning about empowerment through activities such as art, dancing and self-defense, is the ideal way of making the children understand that they are all part of the Hermanus community. By dividing them into groups of different genders and cultural backgrounds, this camp will help to depolarise our different communities.”

Children from any school are more than welcome to attend the event at a cost of only R10 for a full week of summer fun. This is made possible through an all-volunteer system and donations in money or kind. On a daily basis every child will receive a healthy breakfast, a warm lunch and a snack as well as being taken on outings accompanied by the volunteers.

Exploring the Hermanus coastline. PHOTOS: Wouter Dewulf

Besides the Summer Fun Adventure, the Sluyter Foundation is working together with different partners such as Abagold, Whale Coast Conservation, HAWS, Ficks, Sharklady and Vogelgat in order to give children from Mount Pleasant, Waldorf, Lukhanyo and Zwelihle primary schools an experience to never forget.

The Summer Fun Adventure Camp will take place at the Waldorf School from 5 to 13 December, culminating in a concert, prizegiving and Christmas party. The Sluyter Foundation is still looking for more donations and volunteers. For more information on the Summer Fun Adventure Camp, contact 072 279 7082 or WhatsApp to 0316 3728 9624 or send an email to thesummerfunadventure@gmail.com

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