Summer fun! Learning about the sun, sand, and sea…
School may be out for the summer, but there is still so much fun to be had with The Bahamas National Trust!
Every summer we dedicate two summer camps to our youth! Utilizing national parks as an outdoor classroom to expose Bahamian youth to the beauty and complexity of Bahamian ecosystems.
Click on the registration form below to sign up for a camp!
Summer Safari Camp
ONE CAMP, FIVE ISLANDS
From snorkelling coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds, to exploring cool caves with stories to tell, Summer Safari campers receive a grand introduction to all the natural beauty of national parks and Bahamian ecosystems.
To ensure this exciting opportunity is available throughout The Bahamas, Summer Safari is currently held on five different islands (Grand Bahama, Abaco, New Providence, Andros and Eleuthera, respectively) with plans to extend the fun to more islands in the future.
Daily schedules include morning birdwatching walks, interactive classroom presentations, aquarium visits, arts and crafts, boat rides, daily reflections and planning for the informative closing event they will host to help raise environmental awareness.
Summer Safari campers experience a whirlwind of fun and leave with a love for national parks and the realisation that they are the future of the protection of Bahamian natural resources.
Registration for Summer Safari 2018 is currently open for New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco. Details for Eleuthera and Andros will be released shortly.
Stanyard Creek, Andros
Cooper’s Town, Abaco
Grand Bahama Summer Safari 2018 Registration Form
Freeport, Grand Bahama
New Providence Summer Safari 2018 Registration Form
Nassau, New Providence
Central Abaco Summer Safari 2018 Registration Form
Central Abaco Primary, Abaco
Eco Camp 2019
DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT WITH BNT ECOCAMP
JULY 5TH – 12TH 2019!
Join the Bahamas National Trust for the greatest summer experience of a lifetime!
EcoCamp brings together young leaders from across the islands of The Bahamas for a fully sponsored 8-day immersion in the environment of Andros Island. Explore Andros’ extensive National Park System of 5 parks collectively covering over 1 million acres of land and sea! Dive into friendships with like-minded young people across the country! Push yourself to the limit and grow in ways you never though possible! Take on the EcoCamp challenge!
Held at Forfar Field Station, a unique research hub that serves as a model for sustainable living, Eco Camp disconnects participants from the hustle and bustle of technology and other services one might take for granted and focuses their attention on natural resources, conservation, and sustainability.
Daily schedules include morning birdwatching walks, blue hole visits, interactive classroom presentations, boat rides to unique cays, snorkeling coral reefs and seagrass beds and brainstorm sessions to work collaboratively on both an Andros community outreach event and a community project for their home island.
Field trips to Blue Hole National Park to witness the majesty of blue holes for themselves as well as a night’s stay under the stars in the surrounding pine forest fosters an appreciative connection to the unique ecosystems and culture of Andros Island.
Eco Campers experience first-hand that sometimes, one must disconnect from the world, to reconnect with nature.
Application Terms, Conditions & Guidelines
The EcoCamp 2019 application consists of the completed application form (below) and a 45-second video submission. Registration closes on March 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Your 45-second video submission should include:
- Your name, age, school and island (15 seconds);
- “Research shows that Queen Conch around The Bahamas are in peril. A recent study has suggested that in 15 years, conch could be gone if our habits do not change!” Using this quote, you have 30 seconds to share your opinion on the following question: “What activities on your island/area do you feel have contributed to the downfall of conch population?”
We encourage you to use research and available resources here. During this year’s camp, we will explore this and many other environmental challenges.
Only complete applications with both application form and video submission will be reviewed. Applications may be submitted:
– Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Your Name, Your Island – EcoCamp 2019 Application”
– In person to the BNT Headquarters, Bay Street Business Center, East Bay Street, New Providence (with video on flash drive)
– In person to your local island BNT Office (with video on flash drive)
– One entry video per applicant
– Applicant must be 14-16 years old (13 year olds that will be 14 years old by March 31st 2019 will be considered).
– All entries must be submitted in standard video formats (.mp4, .wmv, .avi, .mov)
– No professional assistance necessary; cell phone/digital camera videos welcomed
– There are no application fees associated with EcoCamp
TIP: Don’t rush creating your video, check out BNT EcoCamp on Facebook regularly for information to assist in crafting your video submissions and fun tips on how to make your application stand out!
Click here for the EcoCamp 2019 Form. (Please note that you should download the form before you print it.)
See you at EcoCamp 2019!