Some 120 children from Salt Spring and surrounding communities in St. James are benefiting from a four-week summer camp, aimed at character building and personal development.

The camp, which started on Monday, July 22 at the Salt Spring Primary and Infant school, forms part of social intervention efforts by the St. James Police Division, supported by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and the Social Development Commission (SDC).

Approximately $3 million is being spent to host the camp. The initiative caters to children aged six to seventeen years, engaging them in educational and extracurricular activities, as well as motivational talks geared at promoting proper etiquette and positive values and attitudes.