In 2007, a grant of $10,000 from Explorations helped the Coast Mountains School District to hold two arts, sport and recreation camps for 40 children, aged 5-12. Four schools participated in the camps which served Hazelton, Gitanmaax, Kispiox, New Hazelton and South Hazelton.
The aim of the camps was to bring children together to celebrate local culture and environment – participants explored the surrounding area to learn about habitat, botany and wildlife. They created button blankets and small totem poles, beaded, made bannock bread and held a mini-feast. There were also fishing and berry-picking field trips. Sports activities included soccer, football and various outdoor games. In addition, every camper received books as part of a Great Book Giveaway and reading was part of the daily schedule. There are no book stores in the community; organizers say access to books was a valuable part of the camp program.