The 2016 Cowbell Chocolate summer camp is expected to have not less than 6,000 children participating, the organisers have said.
The kids are drawn from several schools across the country.
At the six-day summer camp tagged ‘Chocademy’, opens in Makurdi, Benue State and runs from Monday, August 8, 2016 to Saturday, August 13, 2016.
Brand Manager of Cowbell Choco, Promasidor Nigeria, Kingsley Onuoha, said in a statement issue on Friday in Lagos that two other cities in Nigeria; Enugu and Ilorin, will also host the event.
Mr Onuoha noted that the camp would hold in Enugu between August 15 and 20, 2016; and August 22 to August 27, 2016 in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“The summer camp is designed to engage and educate school children during the long holiday. Spending the summer holidays learning outside of a customary school environment can help pupils/students get ahead of their classmates when they return to school; as skills acquired during the summer programme can enhance their leadership, athletic and academic opportunities,” he said.
Mr Onuoha explained that the idea behind Chocademy is to bring together children with diverse cultural, religious affiliations and social classes to a healthier, moral, social learning field where aerobic exercises, knowledge-sharing, moral education activities will be undertaken among others.
He therefore advised mothers and other caregivers to register their children and wards as quality educators have been arranged to handle each module of the summer camp such that the participating children and their parents go back home fulfilled.
The program promises to be fun, as a lot of exciting gift items and product would be given out to all participants.