Arrival of Team
As early as 10:00 am the team leaders began arriving as well as participants. Most of the participants came with their parents or legal guardians. They were registered with the help of Fatima and Samuella. As at 3:00pm, 5 team leaders, 23 participants, 5 mentors and 4 camp supports were present.
Team leader Prosper officially welcomed the team to the third edition of the summer camp in Kumasi. Afterwards, he briefed the team and participants on the purpose of our gathering and urged the team to contribute their quota to help make this year’s summer camp a successful one. He further educated participants on the whole Recycle Up! Ghana Initiative, explaining the three phases of the camp as well.
There were two Get to Know Each other Sessions. The first one was around 3:30pm and was led by Team Leaders Janina and Prosper. Participants and the entire team members introduced themselves by mentioning their names loudly for the first time and at least try to remember some. The Second Get to know session was led by Team Leaders Janina and Prosper. Participants got the chance to use very nice fruits and salad games and exercises to learn each others name.
Expectations and Code of Honour of the camp
Participants, Team Leaders and Camp Supports wrote on sticky notes their expectations for the camp and all were put up on the wall for everyone to see. In subsequent days, hopefully everyone would work hard to meet their individual expectations as well as the camp’s.
Everyone present also contributed to make rules for the Camp. Team Leader Prosper then said “We make the rules together – So we abide by them”. The session was coordinated by Janina and Prosper.
Team Leaders, Mentors, Camp Supports and participants had dinner together after which they were allocated their rooms.