Over 90 campers took part in the Belize Defense Force Summer Camp over the past two weeks. The camp took place at the BDF base in Ladyville where campers had the opportunity to do some small boat unit training, among other activities. Our media colleagues in Belize City visited the base in Ladyville for the camp’s closing. BDF Commander Steven Ortega gave us the details of the camp.
BDF Commander, Steven Ortega: As you guessed in the program, we had quite a few athletic events: basketball, football, swimming. We had IT, computer repair and computer setup. We had arts and craft here at the Association building which after we’ve finished, maybe you can go inside and take some pictures of the stands they have done. They even did a bit of gardening as you can see out there. The kids really did have an enjoyable time; we had a small boat unit. They did some small boat unit training so they taught them a little bit about the engine, about boats, about driving the boat itself. It was a quite enjoyable camp for them. We have approximately about 90 kids, and they came from throughout the Belize District: Belize City, the local area, some all the way from up north, children of soldiers. Not only children of soldiers, but some of the children of soldiers came from up north with their family to be a part of the camp as well. It was open to anyone who wanted to come.
Another two weeks of camp will begin on August 6th.