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Top 5 water activities at camp

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Sugar Bay Resort, a holiday camp for kids and teens on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal is popular for all their water activities offered at camp. 

Situated on the coastal village of Zinkwazi Beach, warm climate and warm sea temperatures occur throughout the year, making water sport possible throughout every season. The summer camp also has private access to the Zinkwazi lagoon and beach, which is an added benefit. 

Here are 5 of the most popular water activities offered at SugarBay:

1. Surfing

A number of campers have learned how to surf at Sugar Bay. The camp has trained instructors in every water sport, who are passionate about the ocean and the sport they teach. Often, kids come to camp terrified of water and leave camp qualified as a level 1 surfer. Surfing is taught at different levels in the lagoon, and campers receive certificates for completing each level of training successfully before they get to surf in the ocean. There is no greater pleasure than standing up on the surfboard …

Advantages of being a summer camp Lifeguard

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Most summer camps which are located on the coast, are always in search of lifeguards to reinforce water safety and assist campers who are in distress in the water. 

Suitable candidates for this position will obviously have to be excellent swimmers. So, if swimming is one of your strengths, it would be wonderful to give this career path a try. Not only does this career provide a great opportunity to earn an income, but also, valuable life skills that would be a great addition to your resume. 

Here are 5 advantages of being a summer camp lifeguard: 

1. The opportunity to make a difference Being a lifeguard is a rewarding job. Instead of just making money, you will be helping to make the community a safer place. Many drowning survivors look up to lifeguards as role models, simply because their lives were saved by one. 

2. Learn how to save lives
Becoming a lifeguard requires intense, yet very beneficial training. First Aid and CPR are incredibly valuable skills to have. These skills are espe…

How to make Gel Candles

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We love recycling at Sugar Bay, and if there’s one thing we keep collecting over the years, its empty baby food glass jars. These cute, little glass jars gave us the perfect opportunity to turn them into recycled gel candles.

Here’s how we recycle these jars to create Gel candles:

You will need:Candle GelBaby Food Glass JarZinc wicks2 PencilsGlueThermometerEssential oil for fragranceLiquid color dyeEmbeds (Anything non-flammable, such as glitter, sand, sea shells, pebbles, etc.Method:Place a little bit of glue in the center of the bottom of the glass jar. Stick the wick in it and let the glue set.Cut the gel into small pieces so it melts faster and more evenly. Melt it in a stainless steel pot over a medium heat at 100 Degrees Celsius. Remember to keep the temperature constant, since overheated gel loses its clarity. The gel should melt and become smooth, like syrup.Add color dye to the melted gel, little by little, until you get the desired color. Remember, that for a candle with embe…

DIY Wax Glitter Candles

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There’s nothing more our campers love at SugarBaythan creating crafts during Arts and Crafts classes. Especially, when we decide to get lit and create wax glitter candles.

Light up the room and add sparkle to any occasion with these wax glitter candles:

You will need:Candle-making waxWax crayon in desired colourLarge candle wicksFragrance oilSpatulaBaking Mold in desired shapeHeat-resistant containerDouble boilerThermometer2 PencilsMethod:Step 1: Measure the wax - Measure out how much wax you would need to fill your container by filling up the container. Always use two measures. That’s how much of wax you will need to melt.Step 2: Grate your wax crayon - After selecting the colour which you would like the candle to be, begin grating the crayon and add to the wax measure. Step 3: Melt the wax - Pour the wax into your double boiler and allow to melt for 10 to 15 minutes, whilst stirring frequently.Step 4: Add fragrance oils - When your candle wax is melted, it’s time to add fragrance oi…