Community Services is Evaluating its Summer Youth Recreation Camp

For the past two summers, the LMG’s Community Services, through the Listuguj Youth and Family Center, has offered a summer camp: the Mi’gma’ji’jg Nipgewei Wiguomuow / Mi’gmaq Summer Youth Recreation Camp.

While summer may seem far away, Community Services is currently taking the time to evaluate its summer camp program to make certain that each child who attends camp will have a positive experience.

The goal for the youth summer camp is “promoting and improving the healthy lifestyles of youth in the community through their involvement in sports, recreation and leisure activities.”

For the past two years, many of our youth had the opportunity to attend the camp. Some of the activities included trips to the lake, walks around Sugarloaf Mountain, canoeing, picking sweet grass, and learning to make Mi’gmaq crafts. There were also excursions – to the movies, go-carting, and the beach.

Community Services would like to hear from the families and youth who participated in the Mi’gmaq Youth Recreation Camp. We would like to find out what you (or your child) enjoyed the most about summer camp? Which activities worked and how can the camp be improved to meet the needs of our youth?

With your input, suggestions and ideas, Community Services will be able to better plan and implement activities that will encourage our youth to keep active and stay healthy. This project is made possible with funding from Health Canada’s Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Regional Evaluation and Innovation Fund (REIF).

If you would like to find out more about the Summer Camp Evaluation Project and to share your thoughts and ideas about the camp, contact
Sheila Swasson, Manager (Community Services) at 788-2136 or by e-mail