80 kids steered away from drugs at navy sports camp

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Eighty students from across Thailand enjoyed a week of sports and tourist attractions during a nine-day anti-drug camp organized by the Royal Thai Navy.

Sattahip Naval Base deputy commander Rear Adm. Suphaphong Sirisonthi opened the April 22-30 camp designed to steer kids away from drugs and educate them on the mission of the navy.

Students prepare to enjoy a week of sports and tourist attractions during a nine-day anti-drug camp organized by the Royal Thai Navy.Students prepare to enjoy a week of sports and tourist attractions during a nine-day anti-drug camp organized by the Royal Thai Navy.

Boys and girls ages 12-15 were brought to the camp by the Sattahip, Songkla and Phanngan naval bases. Kids participated in futsal, volleyball, badminton and swimming contests and lessons. They also took field trips to Ban Sukhawadee and the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm.

Lecturers and coaches received compensation from navy’s Special Activities department while kids received yogurt from the sponsoring Sattahip and Khet Udomsak governments.