June 2, 2003 — Here are opportunities for young people who are looking for something other than a summer job to occupy them during the school break.
St. Thomas residents should also check the posting on St. John Source if you are interested in activities on that island.
Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station Eco-Camp
Activities: hiking, swimming, crafts, campfires, plant and animal identification, local natural history.
Dates: July 14-16; July 21-23; August 1-3.
Cost: subsidized for local residents.
Contact: VIERS at 776-6721.
Virgin Islands Housing Authority Summer Camp
Activities: field trips; educational enrichment; cultural exposure.
Dates: July 7-August 8.
Registration: ends Wednesday, June 25. Forms can be picked up in the Housing Manager's office in all V.I. housing communities.
Contact: on St.Thomas/St. John, Mrs. Jennifer Lettsome-Tuckett at 715-7396. On St. Croix, Mrs. Jean Nesbitt-Matthew at 713-2365.
(Note: This program is open only to bona fide residents of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority and wil be conducted in the following communities:
St. Thomas & St. John
Estate Tutu Highrise
Oswald Harris Court
Paul M. Pearson Gardens
Marleay Homes and Additions
Ludvig Harrigan Court
Aureo Diaz Heights
Williams Delight Villas
Walter I.M. Hodge Pavillion
Candido Guadelupe Terrace
Nicasio Nico Apartments
Workshop in Lighting Design
Course will be led by Laurel Partin, who is Pistarckle Theater's light designer.
Last two weeks in June, at Tillett Gardens
For older teens and adults
Cost: not announced
For specific times, dates and other information call 775-7877
Summer Arts Institute of the V.I. Institute of Performing Arts
Activity: arts fields, arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, jazz, tai chi, tap, voice.
June 23 to Aug. 1, at VIIPA
For ages 5 to 11
Cost: $450, with payment plans and sibling discounts available
Registrations accepted from June 9-20.
More information: Ingrid Thomas 777-9110 M-F 3:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Summer Enrichment Program
Sponsored by Sen. Carlton Dowe
Activity: academic work in the mornings; field trips, arts and crafts and guest lectures in afternoons.
June 16-July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Charlotte Amalie High School
For students who are in or have completed 4th or 5th grade.
More information and application forms: Sen Dowe's office. See also Source article in Community/Other section. Free lunch and afternoon snack.
Contact Mariath Hodge or Beatrice Fleming 693-3671 or 693-3597.
UVI Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Summer Academy
Activity: wide range of activities and educational programs.
June 23 – August 1, at locations to be announced.
For ages 5 to 13
Cost: $150. Special rates for additional child or UVI faculty/staff families.
Deadline: Registration June 3-6 on each island
More information and registration details: see the UVI Bulletin Board for May 27 in Source Schools section.
Contact: St. Thomas 693-1080
National Park Service Youth Conservation Camp on St. Croix
Activity: maintenance work such as painting and cutting grass, at any of St. Croix's three national park sites, and also recreational activities such as snorkeling.
June 16-Aug. 15
For students, 10 male and 10 female, ages 15 to 18; three college students to manage work teams; from all islands.
Cost: Participants will be paid.
Deadline has passed.
For information/contact: Superintendent Joel Tutein at Fort Christiansvaern, St. Croix.
Pistarckle Theater Summer Camp
Activity: A musical production, "The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad."
June 16-July 13 daily, at Tillett Gardens
For ages 9 to 18
Deadline not announced. Call. There's a registration form on the Pistarckle Theater Web site.
More information: Source article in Community/Other Stuff section
Contact: Nikki Emerich 775-7877 fax 775-3339.
The Reichhold Center's Youth Moviemaking Workshop
Activity: To write, produce, direct, and act in an original movie.
June 23-Aug. 8, all-day sessions, at the Reichhold
For ages 13 to 19. Previous attendees can apply
Cost: $750; scholarships are available.
Deadline has passed. Try for a late registration.
More information: Reichhold Center Web site (click on "Digital Media Institute")
Contact: Denise Humphrey 693-1552
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