Showing posts from December, 2018

Raising kids with 21st Century skills

Going to camp is more than just an adventure away from home. Camp is an investment in your child's character, personal growth, skill sets and future. In our time of rapid development of artificial intelligence and a booming digital world, it has become of utmost importance to teach and implement 21st-century skills in our children.

The outcome of putting 21st-century skills into practice results in key competencies that are preparation for workforce training programs, careers and socializing, just to name a few. With the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills, our next generation is will be well equipped for the new age of flying cars.

When children come to Sugar Bay, we want them to leave with a greater sense of personal efficiency, a broader outlook on life and skills to succeed in the world.

Here are some of the 21st-century skills we practice at Sugar Bay.
Critical thinking Creativity Communication Social skills Flexibility Productivity Accounta…

Feel The Beat: Drumming at Sugar Bay

Do you want an African drum beat master at your next party? Well our campers should be on your speed dial! Drumming has become a phenomenon at the Bay where we see our campers create extraordinary rhythm and beats with the djembe drum.

The djembe drum is said to have been invented in the 12th century by the Mandinke tribe in what is now Mali, West Africa. The djembe has a great cultural heritage in Africa and still has a weighty presence in African rituals.

The body of the drum is made from a single piece of tree trunk and topped with goatskin, providing the djembe with a piercing high-pitched tone. The Mandinke people believed that the Lenge trees held great spiritual importance while also lending its trunk to make the drum. It is said that the drum consists of three spirits: the spirit of the tree from which it was made, the spirit of the animal which covers the head and the spirit of the drum-maker.

The term djembe originates from the Bambara saying "Anke dje, anke be" wh…