DSRAC Hosts 11th National Youth Camp in East London
In a bid to promote social cohesion, nation building and national identity using sport and recreation as a catalyst, the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in partnership with National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture are hosting the 11th National Youth Camp which is underway from 3rd to 8th December 2023 at the Christian Bush Camp, East London.
The National Youth Camp is a forum for young people to engage on issues affecting them within their communities. It is an environment for positive social interaction amongst youth and the ability for them to work cooperatively with all races, ethnicity, gender, class, language, and creed.
About 90 learners in grade 10 will participate in this year’s edition and they were selected from the 8 districts of the province. The selection was based on an Olympiad test written to test their general knowledge of sport, recreation and information surrounding the community and life.
The topics that are covered at the youth camp include: community services, gender-based violence (GBV), bullying, health education, sport and recreation as well as character building.