WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER

June 5, 2002 – Never mind what your children did last summer, here's what they might choose to do this summer. Check back frequently for new additions.
Postings remain past application deadlines, because some agencies will accept later registrations.
Caribana GED Preparation Workshop
Starts July 8
Adults age 16 and up
More information 693-9150
Caribana Ensemble Theater Company is offering a free G.E.D. preparation workshop for adults ages 16 and up. Classes, limited to 12 participants, begin July 8 and include computer technology, literacy classes, and educational advancement for placement in the workforce. Call 693-9150 for information and an application.
UVI's CES Summer Camp Program
June 24-Aug. 2
Children ages 5-12
More information: Extension Service 693-1080
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service has set summer camp sessions on St. John. A 50 percent discount is available to employees of UVI. Although program spaces are already filled on St. Thomas and St. John, a waiting list is being kept if openings develop.
Elementary Summer Enrichment Programs
June 24-July 26
Students in grades 3-6
More information: call Julius Sprauve School
The Education Department has set Summer Enrichment Programs for elementary student. Courses in math and writing will be offered.
In St. John, the sessions will be at Julius Sprauve School. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
Parents interesting in having their children attend these programs may obtain applications from any of the schools' principals' offices. Registration is currently underway and continues through June 15.
National Park Youth Conservation Corp summer program
June 17-Aug. 10
Young people ages 15-18.
More information: Ina Duncan at 693-8989 extension 21
The V.I. National Park Youth Conservation Corp summer program is accepting applications for a work-learn-earn program that runs from June 17 through Aug. 10. June 11 is the deadline to apply.
Young men and women between the ages of 15 through 18 who are permanent residents of the United States are eligible. Eleven young people will be chosen, utilizing a lottery system. Enrollees will be required to work 40 hours per week at an hourly rate of $5.15, and will be involved in all aspects of Park Service operations.
Applications may be picked up at the National Park Service Visitor Center and Maintenance Office in Cruz Bay, St. John.
Summer program at Elaine Ione Sprauve Library
Registration begins June 3.
Ages: no limits announced.
More information: Stop at the library or call 693-7375.
The multi-faceted program includes story hours for the very young, book talks and other activities. "Camp groups are encouraged to participate," librarian Carol McGuinness notes. Each participant will be given a folder to record the books that he or she reads over the summer, and there will be a prize awarded for each book read.
The library has been awarded a $600 mini-grant from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands to be used for travel so that children in the program can visit historic places on St. Thomas and St. Croix, McGuinness said. She, Ann Ingham and Faye Fredericks are coordinating the summer activities.
UVI Cooperative Extension Service summer camp program
June 24-Aug. 2, at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School
Expect to host about 150 children, ages 5-12.
Registration is ongoing, on a first-come first served basis. Cost is $100 per child for the six-week session. Camps will be Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Several summer camps are planned at the site, with age groups 5-7, 8-9, 10-12. The 9-12 year old groups will plan a mini-society, a complete country with flags, currency, laws and rules and politics – and then learn to market a product to the populace.
All groups will concentrate on science and math, critical writing and computer skills.
Baa Library Summer Readathon
Sign up until July 19. Program runs from June 10-Aug. 16.
Young people from Birth through Grade 12.
Check out books with your must-have library card; read and keep a log. At the end of summer you'll get a $20 gift certificate at Dockside Bookshop.
For information on all Baa Library programs, call Diane Moody at 774-0630.
Story times at Baa Library
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
For parents with children ages birth to 5.
Book talks at Baa Library
Starting June 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
For children entering grades 4-8.
Saturday Children's Reading Program at Baa Library
This current program continues throughout the summer, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Children ages 3 to 10.
Reading, craft activities, puzzles and games.
Youth Movie Making Workshop application deadline May 24
June 24-Aug. 9 at the Reichhold Center
Young people ages 13-21.
For more information and applications 693-1550.
The Reichhold Center for the Arts will be the summer venue for 15 young people, at the 2nd annual Youth Movie Making Workshop.
Applications from young people ages 13 to 21 are due May 24. Scholarships are available.
For more details see Source article elsewhere in this section.
"Clean and Preen" Summer Program
June 24-Aug. 2 in St. Thomas/St. John District
Registration closed as of June 5. More than 200 applications have been received, to fill 120 slots.
More information: 777-3073
The Anti-Litter and Beautification Commission is no longer accepting registration for its 2002 "Clean and Preen" program. Students will clean the island while learning about its ecosystem, and they will also participate in educational field trips. Students will earn $5.50 per hour.
Registration has closed due to overwhelming response.
Hintz Academy of Music Summer Fun Program
July 1-Aug. 9, 2002 on St. Thomas
Ages 3-13
More information: 774-1905 or 643-3732
Classes in pottery, dance, arts & crafts, music theory and appreciation, percussion circle, private lessons, Kindermusik, voice, Spanish, etiquette workshops. Lunch/snack and musical token included. Children become stars for a summer while participating at the end of program concert!
Summer Enrichment Program
June 24-Aug. 2, 2002 on St. Thomas
Children who are in or have completed fourth or fifth grade.
More information Damali Rogers 693-3597
Sen. Carlton "Ital" Dowe has announced that applications for his Summer Enrichment Program are available at his office. The program will take place at Charlotte Amalie High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Forty slots are available. The fee is $60 per student; there is After Care Program at an additional fee for parents unable to pick up their children at 3 p.m.
Academic training in the mornings will include English, math and science. Afternoons will feature field trips, arts and crafts activities and guest lectures.
The program will participate in Education's Special Nutrition Program, and free lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.
The program is sponsored in part by a V.I. Council on the Arts grant.
To participate contact Rogers at 693-3597.
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