2020 Holiday Camp: 50 Children Set to Discover Baham, West Region

Fifty children aged 12 to 16 years travelled to Baham in the West Region this August 10, 2020 to take part in the first session of the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure’s annual holiday camp.

The 50 children are expected to spend ten days in Baham and return on August 21, 2020.

About the Holiday Camp

Existing since 2012, the holiday camp is a leisure activity organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure to keep children busy during the holiday season while grooming them socially and educationally.

Participants – 2019 Camp in Kribi, South Region

It involves children travelling to a particular location where they will be lodged, fed and involved in various games and relaxing activities.

This year’s camp is taking place in Baham, West Region from August 10 to 21, 2020 and in Bertoua, East Region from September 7 to 18, 2020.

2020 Focus

The 2020 edition of the holiday camp has as theme, “COVID-19-Free Camp”. Accordingly, participants were tested before departure for Baham and will still be tested while in Baham.

Participant taking COVID-19 test

One of the organisers, Maidoki Hamidou says the barrier measures against COVID-19 will be strictly respected during the camp and disinfection of the site will be done after every two days.

Medical team on standby to carry out COVID-19 test

He therefore reassures Parents not to worry about the safety of their children.

Maidoki Hamidou adds that the number of children participating has been reduced to 50 per session in order to respect barrier measures. In this light, five children from each of the ten regions are taking part in the holiday camp.

Selection Criteria

Participation at this holiday camp was open to children aged 12 to 16, who met the following criteria:

– Negative COVID-19 test

– Fit for sports and cultural activities

– Good moral and health standing,

– Respectful

– Should have dropped an application with all accompanying documents.

Pedagogic Activities during Holiday Camp

In Baham, the children will study the Haut Plateau culture meanwhile those going to Bertoua will discover the forest culture of the people.

The camp will include educative talks, sporting and cultural activities, excursions, games and arts and craft.

Coordinators in different domains are accompanying the children to ensure that they have a successful stay in Baham.

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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