Summer is here, and we know parents and guardians are on the hunt for activities to occupy these huge blocks of otherwise unoccupied time that have suddenly befallen them and their children. Of course, they’re looking for fun, exciting, safe – and affordable – places to send their charges. Here’s a list of summer programmes and activities available in Jamaica for 2017:
Ace Summer Sports Camp
Date: June 29-Aug 16 (Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm)
Audience: Ages 3-14
Synopisis: Sports include tennis, basketball, football, baseball, workshops and field trips.
Contact: Tel: 876-588-1989/876-384-5430 | Email: email@example.com
Date: July 2-28, Aug 8-25 (Mon-Fri, one-hour sessions at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm)
Synopsis: Great for persons who want their children to learn how to swim, whether thhey are beginner, pre-intermediates or intermediates.
Contact: Website: aquaworx.weebly.com
Date: July 3-7 and July 10-14
Audience: Lil Ballaz: 3-6 yrs (9am-12 noon) | Junior Ballaz: 7-11 yrs (9am-12 noon or 1-4pm)
Synopsis: It’s all about friends, fun and football for the little ones.
Contact: Tel: 876-920-8378/876-260-2255 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 3-27 (Mon-Thur 10am-3pm)
Audience: Ages 13-18
Synopsis: Just for Teens provides two weeks of voice and speech training, with the remainder of the time invested in video production lessons. At the end, teens are expected to do a production showcasing what they have learnt, and they will also receive a certificate for successful programme completion.
Contact: Tel: 876-922-9214 | Email: email@example.com
Date: June 19-August 18, Mon-Fri, 9am to 12pm or 1:30 to 4:30pm
Audience: Young chefs
Synopsis: Send your young chef to camp to learn knife skills, how to make simple breakfast, cake and pastry making and even international cuisine.
Contact: Tel: 876-509-0093/876-819-0959 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Bay Marine Lab Summer Eco-Camp
Date: July 9-28, 2017
Audience: Eco-Minions (8-11 yrs): July 9-14 | Eco-Warriors (12-14 yrs): July 16-21 | Planeteers (15-17 yrs): July 23-28)
Synopsis: A camp with fun-filled and environmentally-focused educational activities, providing campers with the opportunity to learn more about the marine environment through talks, video presentations, hands-on activities, experiments, games, and field trips.
Contact: Tel: 876-973-2241/876-973-2946 | Email: email@example.com
Date: July 3-28, 2017
Audience: Kaleidoscope: Children 4-11 | Artscope: Teens 12-18 | Adult courses
Synopsis: The Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts (EMCVPA) Summer School has a stellar more-than-20-year reputation of delivering a fun, artistic and creative summer programme. This usually culminates in a top-quality, highly anticipated production, showcasing all the talents learnt during the programme.
Contact: Tel: 876-619-EDNA | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | WhatsApp: 468-5409
Date: July 3-28 (Mon-Fri, 9am-12 noon)
Audience: 3-6 yrs
Synopsis: Aquaworx and Ballaz have collaborated to create a programme that allows children to learn the foundations of swimming and football.
Contact: Tel: 876-889-3969 | Website: aquaworx.weebly.com
Date: July 3-27, 2017 (Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm)
Audience: Depends on course
Early Builders (3+ to 6 yrs) | Storytella-Botics (7-13 yrs) | Robotineers (11+ to 16 yrs) | Young coders: Gaming (7+ to 13 yrs) | Young coders: Drones (7+ to 13 yrs)
Synopsis: This summer camp, hosted at the American International School of Kingston (AISK), will help young ones interested in gaming, coding and robotics.
iCANN H.E.L.P. Summer Camp
Date: July 10-27, 2017 (Mon-Thurs, 8am-1:30pm)
Audience: Younger children
Synopsis: Arts, comprehension, swimming and STEM are some of the areas iCANN H.E.L.P. promises to bring to life in fun and exciting ways for campers this summer.
Contact: Tel: 876-504-7216/876-630-6380 | Email: email@example.com
Date: July 3-14 | July 17-28 | August 8-18 | Aug 21-Sept 1
Audience: Ages 4-11
Synopsis: With Grosvenor Galleries, kids get to work with all kinds of art mediums and materials, including tie-dye, cushions, wood, clay, watercolours, canvas paintings and more.
Contact: Tel: 876-924-6684/876-378-5807 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Dates of different week-long camps vary between July 1 and August 19.
Audience: Ages range from: Coed: 12-13, 13-14, 14-15, 15-17, 16-18 | Boys only: 9-12 | Girls only: 9-12
Synopsis: Moorlands offers Christian, residential, one-week camp programmes for varying age groups from nine through 18 during the summer. There are different sessions available.
Contact: Tel: 876-294-6993 | Email: email@example.com
Date: July 10-14 (6-9 yrs) | July 17-21 (10-14 yrs) | August 21-26 (15-18 yrs)
Audience: Seasquirts (6-9 yrs) | Shore Trekees (10-14 yrs) | Mariners (15-18 yrs)
Synopsis: Camp activities vary and may include boat tours, surveys, snorkeling, recycle projects, science experiments and much more.
Contact: Chauntelle Green or Sophia Davis | Tel: 876-967-8344 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 10-28, 2018
Audience: Ages 7-19, for all skill levels
Synopsis: This camp, put on by the same track group to which athletics star Usain Bolt belongs, offers coaching and technique training, with fees covering insurance, accommodation and three meals a day.
Contact: Email: email@example.com
Date: July 10-28
Audience: July 10-14: Ages 8-12 | July 17-21: Ages 13-15 | July 24-28: Ages 16-18
Synopsis: Ideal for those interested in developing baking and decorating skills.
Contact: Tel: 876-805-5748/876-535-1288 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: July 9-29, 2017 (Ages 13-21) | July 16-29 (Ages 8-12)
Audience: Ages 13-21 and 8-12
Synopsis: YWAM’s Access Summer Camp is open to Jamaicans and non-Jamaicans alike. It is a Christian group with a heart for missions engaging varying age groups in fun activities centred around the gospel and loving Jesus.
Contact: Tel: 876-952-3672 | Email: email@example.com
Date: July 9-14, 2017
Audience: Ages 12 and over
Synopsis: Learn perseverance, teamwork, leadership and surrender at the YWAM Niko Camp, a camp organised by a Christian, missions-centred group.
Contact: Tel: 876-330-9561 | Website: www.ywamjamaica.org
If you’ve got a summer camp or programme that you would like to be added ot this list, please send the details and a copy of the flyer to firstname.lastname@example.org.