Island VIBES camp directors Chantel Hoheb and Vernon Araujo have recently coined the term #HurricaneFit. It describes Virgin Islanders who survived hurricanes Irma and Maria and are still on-island without their favorite snacks and the inability to store lots of food without electricity, hence causing weight loss and an overall “fit” look. Residents have been more active in the last three months than in the last three years. #IrMaria, as they are now un-affectionately referred to, did lots of damage to the V.I.; however, they have also brought people closer together and have caused some people to rethink the way they live.
Island Vibes Summer Camp has announced the #HurricaneFit Scavenger Hunt, Pig Roast and Volleyball Tournament at Yacht Haven Grande, which will be both a fundraiser and a reminder to Virgin Islanders to pay attention to both their mental and physical health. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Cove Pool at Yacht Haven Grande.
A scavenger hunt will begin at 10 a.m., a sand volleyball tournament will start at noon; a pig roast will begin at 1:30 p.m. Those who are not interested in running around town looking for clues can hang out in the pool, eat, drink and enjoy some volleyball. Sign up for the Scavenger Hunt and Volleyball Tournament by emailing [email protected] or messaging on Facebook! Registration for the scavenger hunt is $125 for teams of four to six people; teams of two can register for the volleyball tournament for $50/team.
“We were in the process of planning the 2nd Annual Beer & Bacon Bacchanal when the hurricanes hit so we had to get creative and improvise,” said Assistant Camp Director Hoheb.
“Our program is still new, so we couldn’t afford not to have a fundraiser. The goal for this event is to keep Island Vibes Summer Camp top of mind with student athletes and parents, as well as to raise money for its 2018 summer program so we could provide an even better experience for our campers.”
Last year, thanks to participants, volunteers and sponsors, VIBES Summer Camp was able to raise more than $3,000, which made it possible to provide camperships to young athletes to receive world class training from coach Dr. Gylton Da Matta.
Join Island VIBES on Jan. 13 for some fun and food while supporting youth sports in the V.I. For more information on how to register, email [email protected], call 626-3729 or message the camp on Facebook. Click here to join the event, www.bit.ly/2C3CR82.