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Variety of activities held at Bryerswood Youth Camp’s March Break camp

Bryerswood Youth Camp kids getting a lesson


The Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club (BYCOC) welcomed local children to its March Break camp last week.

The “Extraordinary Explorers” camp ran last Monday through Friday, the bulk of it at the Bryerswood Youth Camp on Texas Road. The March Break camp was capped off with a field trip to Heritage Village.

Caitlin Gonneau, BYCOC camps director, said they had steady attendance and a variety of themes each of the five days. She stated they had a “dino day” where they dug for “fossils” and made volcanoes, a space day where they made “space slime,” an ocean-themed day where science experiments were part of the day’s festivities, an arctic day where they made sleds out of cardboard boxes and the trip to Heritage Village, the trip being pioneer themed.

“We’ve had an average of about 20-21 kids every day,” said Gonneau.

Gonneau added children were divided into groups and older students assisted the leaders by working with the younger students. New skills were learned during both the indoor and outdoor activities, the latter seeing a trip to the wetland area at the back corner of the campground’s property.

Typically, week-long camps or longer have a field trip component, she said. That includes the summer camps, of which more information is available on the BYCOC’s website.

“It’s been a great week,” said Gonneau. “We’ve had a good group of kids.”

For more information on the Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club and the programming at the campground, call 519-726-6266, visit or e-mail

Variety of activities held at Bryerswood Youth Camp’s March Break camp

By RTT Staff


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