This proposal presents a request for funding from the West Vancouver Recreation Commission to assist students in the Job Preparation Program at west Vancouver Community College to operate a summer day camp for school children, aged 8 to 12. Included in the proposal is a discussion of four factors related to the development of the summer day camp: Scope of the Project, Day Camp Activities, Estimated Cost and Estimated revenue. If approved, the student worker involved in the project will complete preparations for the day camp by June 20 and run the day camp on weekdays from July 1 to August 31, 2003.
Scope of the Project
The proposal day camp will assist parents in the West Vancouver area who need supervised care for their school-age children during the summer months, the goal of the project is to provide school children with cafe, creative and fun activities from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekdays throughout the summer months. In addition, the project will provide useful and challenging summer employment for five students from West Vancouver community college.
Description of Need
At present, no supervised summer day camp operates in the West Vancouver area to provide local parents with reasonably priced care for their school-aged children. Maarianne Sparks, President of the Parents advisory council for the Clarke road : Elementary School, summarizes the situation: “ A drop-in day camp in our area would give our children a safe and healthy summer experience, while combating the recruitment efforts of local youth gangs.”
Day Camp Activities
Tom Allenson and Marla Weinstein, two of the students involved in the project, have developed schedule of activities in consultation with Dr, Roy Devaux, an instructor in the Job Preparation Program at West Vancouver Community College