The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) 2020 Olympic Youth Camp will be conducted this year through a video conferencing platform for the first time since its inception in 2003. The camp will run for four consecutive Saturdays which started from 17th October, 2020.
The annual Olympic Youth Camp was first established as a daily camp in Trinidad and Tobago in 2003 and a few years later it was transformed to a live-in camp with workshops and outings to various locations, the Annual Olympic Youth Camp has grown in popularity has been oversubscribed every year.
This year some 80 participants including one from the USA, seven from St Lucia and the rest from Trinidad and Tobago will join in the camp that started Saturday from 9-10:30 am.
The local health restrictions and the prioritization of safety and health of young athletes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, encouraged the staging of the TTOC Virtual Olympic Youth Camp that will be conducted over the Zoom video conferencing platform.
" The target age group for the camp is 12 to 17 years. The TTOC has taken what we believe to be the responsible and necessary decision," TTOC president Brian Lewis said, ‘It's difficult but we believe it is in the best interest of the Youth campers".
The Youth Camp was launched on July 24th to coincide with the one-year countdown to the rescheduled Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremony acknowledgment.
Activities for the camp include dealing with Olympic Education and Olympic Values as well as media training.
Campers will also be exposed to the elements of anger management / conflict resolution and corruption and bribery while they will also be taught about sports nutrition, anti-doping and mental health.