Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities, to offer parents a variety of choices.
The Junior Firefighters Corps is sponsoring their annual Summer Sensation Summer Camp 2007. The camp serves children between the ages of 7 to 16 and will commence on June 18, ending on Aug. 4. The objectives of the camp are to provide campers with seven weeks of fun-filled activities to enjoy and also learn to associate with other campers in a friendly, safe and cooperative environment.
Activities will include going to the beach, field trips, guest speakers, sports day and academic classes. Classes will be given in language arts, math history and science. Strict health and safety measures will be enforced.
A free lunch and/or snack will be provided by the Department of Education, Special Nutrition Program. Applications can be picked up at all fire stations, the Fire Service main office in sub base and the Junior Firefighters Center in Bournefield. In order to reserve a space, a non-refundable fee of $170 must be paid by June 16.
For more information, call Daryl George at 774-7610 or 777-8060.
The Virgin Islands Basketball Federation presents "Gimme the Rock" Basketball Camp. The camp will be organized by Community In Unity Inc. and is sponsored by the Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC). It will run from June 25-29, at the Bertha B. Boschulte Middle School, on St. Thomas.
The free camp, which also includes lunch, is open to the first 100 girls and boys between the ages of 12-17 who sign up.
In addition to clinics for the improvement of basketball skills, presentations will be made on life skills. Registration forms can be obtained from the Election System Offices or the Boschulte School on St. Thomas.
Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up all camp participants. For more information, call 712-2281 or 693-3569.
Worldshakers' Camp for young entrepreneurs will run from Monday, June 18 through Friday, Aug. 10. It will meet daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the College Preparatory Learning Center I and II (CPLC), at Foster Plaza, 396 Anna's Retreat, 2nd floor, St. Thomas.
The camp is for youths 4-17, with daycare for children ages 3 and younger. There is a $40 registration fee, a $480 camp fee, an $11 insurance fee, and $12 for a camp T-shirt. The director of CPLC is Minister Sharon Walker. The Department of Education School Lunch Program will provide a free lunch and afternoon snack every day.
Sign up by calling 777-2752 or 774-8617.
A summer program called The Rites of Passage will be conducted by the Family Resource Center for girls between the ages 9-12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the FRC, Second Street, Sugar Estate. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
The six-week program offers arts and crafts as well as field trips. It also addresses body and speech comportment. The purpose of the camp is to develop feelings of self-worth and self-esteem in young girls.
Interested parents, call Dr. McGriff at 776-9085.