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Hundreds of `future leaders' take part in US-inspired summer camp

Camp Camilla at Lagan College welcomed more than 200 pupils

YOUNG people from all beliefs and backgrounds have been taking part in a US-style summer camp.

Camp Camilla at Lagan College welcomed more than 200 pupils.

The idea grew out of the vision and dedication of a small group of people in both Texas and Northern Ireland.

The week-long event aims to build an environment where young people will broaden their experiences and grow in confidence.

It is hoped that this will help them on their journey towards becoming future leaders.

Open to young people ages 10-14, it provides for participants to explore and advance in sports, both visual and performance arts, science and technology.

The campers take part in a diverse range of activities including basketball, cake design, culinary arts, dance, craft design and technology.

Olwen Griffith, NI Executive Producer of Camp Camilla said: "Camp Camilla is thrilled to be returning for our fifth year in partnership with Lagan Collage. This year the camp is bigger than ever and we look forward to forging relationships with our American friends and facilitating opportunities for our young people to grow through a diverse range of activities."

Lagan College Principal Amanda McNamee said the camp helped create friendships and fond memories.

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