Some students and teachers may be travelling somewhere warm this spring break, but many others are staying home with plenty still to do at school.
A dozen or so were attending the Northern Stars Sports Camp at Bert Bowes middle school Monday afternoon.
Kory Bell and his wife, Megan, are both teachers at Bowes, and together organize basketball and volleyball camps for students, this being their third camp since last summer.
“My administration is really supportive. They see the big picture, that I’m getting kids in here and doing something good,” said Bell.
Fourteen students were taking part in a basketball camp in the gymnasium on Monday, learning the fundamentals of dribbling in between running drills.
When asked what the students have to gain from camps such as these, and what they take home, Bell said, “Confidence, that’s a big one I think with kids this age.”
“For me, these camps are about just getting kids to love basketball,” he said. “To see a grown man like me enjoying himself, and it’s still a part of my life.”
The camp runs until Friday, March 24. Northern Stars will host its next sports camp at the beginning of summer 2023.