“Acampaesport” kicks off in Calvià and Colònia de Sant Pere with 450 participants practising sport and sustainability

Apr 4, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Consell de Mallorca’s campus for children has extended its stay to three days following the demand of the families in the evaluation of last season.

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Calvià and Colònia de Sant Pere

This week 450 children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years old are practising sports with the Consell de Mallorca at the Colònia de Sant Pere’s sports camp, in Artà, and in Es Burotell, in Calvià. As a novelty, the sports camp has increased the stay from two to three days for teenagers, with two overnight stays, due to the demand made by families in the 2023 evaluation.

“Acampaesport” is the programme of the Consell de Mallorca in which children do daily sports and adventure activities. An intense agenda that includes individual and team sports, nautical activities in Artà and workshops. The participants practise little-known modalities such as a climbing wall, slackline or the successful slingshot shooting workshop.

This campus is held during the Easter and summer periods, and this year, as a novelty, it will focus on sustainability, with specific workshops. The children will collect waste and make artistic creations, which will be entered into a competition.

The councillor for the Environment, Rural Affairs and Sports, Pedro Bestard, who today attended the Es Burotell farm school, stressed that “Acampaesport allows children to practise sport in different conditions to those they do every day, and aims to offer an alternative to the work-life balance during school holidays”. He added that “it is a programme in great demand and the number of pre-registrations for Easter alone has exceeded 800”.

“Summer “Acampaesport

The Easter camps are a prelude to the eagerly awaited summer “Acampaesport”, which has 11 shifts and 1,500 participants in total. Pre-registration is expected to open at the end of April. In 2017, the Consell de Mallorca launched this activity, which has attracted almost 14,000 children.

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