This summer, the COVID-19 pandemic restricted many recreation programs across the island, particularly for children and youth. Working with our member nations, KL stepped in to fill the gap!
Every Wednesday throughout August, KL 4 Seasons of Wellness hosted a Kids Camp from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm on Penelakut Island for children and youth ages 5 to 15. The program's main facilitator, Chris Arnett, organized fun and interactive activities for children and youth such as beach walks, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, swimming and variety of activities on the soccer field. Judging by the number of kids participating, playing, laughing and having fun it is obvious that Chris' leadership and providing varied activities for the kids has been a recipe for success with programs at Penelakut!
Healthy snacks and lunches were also provided as part of the program and KL would like to thank staff from the Penelakut Health Unit for their assistance and support with use of kitchen facilities.
Parents and kids alike gave us amazing feedback about the recreation program: "Thanks to Chris for taking time out of his day to come over to the Island and spend another day with the kids. The kids sure enjoy being around you."
The opportunity to be outside, playing on the beach or the soccer field, making new friendships and building trust in our member communities makes the programs delivered by our Wellness team hardly even seem like work! We look forward to coming to your community soon.