The E-camp provides an educational and enjoyable activity for the youthForty-seven high school students recently finished a week of fun learning in Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Energy Camp in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
Through the E-camp, the campers composed of scholars from EDC’s host communities in Valencia, Negros Oriental and Bago City and Murcia in Negros Occidental, and children of EDC employees learned why renewable energy such as geothermal is the best power option and why they are fortunate to have an abundant source of it in their province.
Now on its 12th year, the E-camp is designed to provide a productive, educational and enjoyable activity for the youth in EDC’s host commu n i t i e s . Where most summer camps focus on sports and physical development, the E-camp combines classroom and outdoor activities.
While learning about the importance and benefits of geothermal energy and environmental protection, the Ecampers also engage in sports, survival training and other physical activities. The highlight of the camp is an adapted version of the “Amazing Race” where participants apply everything they learned while working together and competing against other teams; the camp graduation was held after this activity.
EDC’s former president and CEO Paul Aquino, EDC Business Unit head for Negros Island James Arnold Villaroman and other key EDC officials congratulated the campers at the graduation ceremonies. (Story/Photo by: Frances Ariola)