2018 Summer Camps for St. Thomas/ St. John Youth

 

Flamboyant tree on the campus of UVI St Thomas (photo_by Kelsey Nowakowski)

The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services is offering assistance to families to defray the costs of summer camp fees. Applications will be available at the DHS’ Subsidy, Resource and Referral Program (formerly Block Grant) on all three islands. The dates, place and time are as follows:
• June 18 – Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5 Raphune Hill, St. Thomas (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
• June 19 – Department of Human Services, Multipurpose Center, St. John (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
• June 21 – Peter’s Rest Seventh-day Adventist Church, St. Croix ( 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Applicants interested in receiving summer camp assistance must meet the program’s eligibility requirements. These requirements include that they must be employed or attending school/ training program at least 30 hours a week. Children must be 3-12 years old, or children with disabilities (special age provisions).
For further information, contact DHS’ Subsidy, Resource and Referral Program at 642-6282 (St. Croix) or 774-0930, ext. 4186 / 4189 (St. Thomas-St. John).

To have your summer camp or program added to this list, please send the information as shown below to [email protected] 

The 3 Island Vibes Summer Camps Focus on Sports:

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Adalio Araujo Soccer Camp (Application Deadline May 15)
Dates:
Session 1: June 18-22
Session 2: June 25-29
Drop off time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Pick up time: 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 4-12
Location: Montessori School
Special Services or Focus: Sign your child up for soccer camp with Adalio Araujo. He has been coaching soccer in the Virgin Islands for over 25 years and has developed a Summer Camp that is fun filled and action packed.
Contact Name: Adalio Araujo
Contact Number/Email: 643-7388/ [email protected]
Website: http://islandvibessummercamp.org/register/
Cost: Tuition = $175/week (includes sports training, activities and insurance) Application deadline is May 15.

Island Vibes Summer Youth Sports Camp (Application Deadline May 15)
Dates:
Session 1: June 18 – 22
Session 2: June 25 – 29
Session 3: August 6 – 10
Session 4: August 13-17
Drop off time: 7:30– 8:30 a.m.; Pick Up time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.; Late Pick Up Fee (After 4:30 p.m.) is $20/day
Ages: 4-9
Location: Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the University of the Virgin Islands Pavilion on the golf course near the tennis and basketball courts.
Special Services or Focus: Island Vibes Summer Camp offers Olympic level sports training to boys and girls, ages 4-9. Each camper will receive an Island Vibes Summer Camp T-shirt, water bottle and sunglasses. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Contact Name:
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Website: http://islandvibessummercamp.org/register/
Cost: $175 per week (includes sports training, arts & crafts, insurance, lunch and camp gear)

Island Vibes Summer Volleyball Camp (Application Deadline May 15)
Dates:
Session 1: June 18 – 22
Session 2: June 25 – 29
Session 3: August 6 – 10
Drop off time: 7:30– 8:30 a.m.; Pick Up time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Late Pick Up Fee (After 5 p.m.) is $20/day
Ages: 10-17
Location:
Special Services or Focus: Gylton DaMatta, Ph.D., and his team of expert coaches have developed a comprehensive and fun volleyball curriculum that includes fundamentals, skills and drills with a focus on injury prevention and proper bio-mechanics.
Contact name:
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Website: http://islandvibessummercamp.org/register/
Cost: Day Camp Tuition is $500 per week (Includes sports training, arts & crafts, insurance, lunch and camp gear)
Overnight Camp Tuition is $900 per week (includes sports training, room and board, three meals daily, arts & crafts, insurance and camp gear) Overnight camp is only offered to campers ages 13-17

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Pistarckle’s Youth Musical Theater Summer Camp

Dates: Camp will run after school for the first two weeks, starting June 18. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the remaining weeks.
Ages: 9 and older
Location:
Focus: The camp will feature the musical “Oliver!” Students will spend six weeks learning all facets of the performing arts. They will study with a talented director, trained teachers/performers and intern assistants. They will learn to sing, dance and act in various roles.
Performances will be held for other summer camps, friends, family and the larger theater community at Pistarckle Theater during the last week of the summer camp from July 23 to July 29.
***If the child has never attended Pistarckle’s Youth Musical Camp, he/she must attend “The Art of Audition” between 4-5 p.m., June 13-15. The audition will cost $50 per child.
Application Process: Click on and then fill out the forms at each of the following links:

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Contact Name:
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Cost: The Youth Musical Summer Camp is $1,500 for the six-week program. Ten need-based scholarships are currently being offered, courtesy of a grant from the Community Development Block Grant. If selected as a potential scholarship recipient, the child will be required to provide financial forms and validation through the grant process.
(In order to apply, parents or guardians must click on each of the four links at the bottom of this page, fill out the forms and submit them online. After submitting the information, Pistarckle will contact the applicant for the next stage in the process).

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Entrepreneur Business Institute Summer Program (Application Deadline May 25)

The Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) Summer Program, in partnership with the University of the Virgin Island’s School of Business, and International Capital & Management Company (ICMC), offers a camp to teach business skills to young people.
Dates: July 8 – July 20
Ages: Current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students across the territory
Location: University of the Virgin Islands Campus on St. Thomas (Students selected for EBI from St. Croix and St. John will be provided complimentary transportation to the program and back home following the closing ceremony).
Special Services or Focus: Armed with the skills that young participants gain each year, the Entrepreneur Business Institute Summer Program (EBI) continues to prepare students to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship. It also provides them with the practical knowledge and skills they can begin to immediately implement and benefit from.
For two weeks, 20 students from across the territory will have the opportunity live on campus, enjoying a pre-college experience, learning about the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship, experiencing mentorship from successful business leaders, and participating in active discussions about concept development and business ownership. They can participate in forums and discussions facilitated by business professionals, university professors and peers.
Contact Name: Karen Nelson-Hughes
Contact Number/Email: 777-1302 or [email protected]  or [email protected] (Application is due by May 25)
Website: www.icmcvi.com (download application)
Cost: EBI is a free summer program

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G-Clef Music Academy 2018 Summer Music Camp

Dates: June 18 – July 27
The block time options are:
Block 1: 8:30-10 a.m.
Block 2: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Block 3: 1-2:30 p.m.
(After Camp Care is also being offered every weekday up to 5:30 p.m.)

Ages: 6 to 14

Location: G-Clef Music Academy at Mandela Circle, upstairs from Cravin’ Crabs (across from Wendy’s/ Yacht Haven Grande) on St. Thomas

Special Services or Focus: This summer, G-Clef has changed its regular camp program to provide more choices for parents.  It’s now more flexible about accommodating the busy schedules of their multi-active children. The academy is providing new 90-minute group music lesson blocks in piano, drums, guitar, violin, steel pan and/or voice. Three 90-minute group music lesson blocks are offered each day, Monday through Friday.

An intense 90-minute music lesson block is packed with teaching students how to play their selected instrument, music theory (which teaches students how to read music), performance on the instrument, and more. The length of this year’s Summer Music Camp blocks is six weeks.  Parents choose how many blocks they want their child to attend each weekday, the instruments their child will learn, and the number of weeks their child will attend Summer Music Camp. Summer recitals will be held July 23 to 27.

There are so many choices to build a child’s camp experience.  Example:  If you choose one 90-minute group music lesson block, five days per week, and choose one of six instruments, then your child’s five blocks per week camp tuition fee is $165 each week. Plus, you can save $50, and G-Clef will waive your child’s registration fee until June 2.

Contact Name: G-Clef Music Academy

Contact Number/Email: 344-6449/ [email protected]

Website: www.gclefmusicacademy.com

Cost: Flexibility is the key word. There are so many choices to build a child’s camp experience.  Example:  If you choose one 90-minute group music lesson block, five days per week, and choose one of six instruments, then your child’s five blocks per week camp tuition fee is $165 each week. Plus, you can save $50, and G-Clef will waive your child’s registration fee until June 2.

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CyberCampVI on St. Thomas (Elementary, Middle and High Schools)
Dates: July 5 -July 27, 9 a.m. to noon
Ages: 4th graders through 12th graders
Apply by: June 25
Location: St. Thomas Campus (Lower campus CAB No. 112)
Focus: Cyber Camp USVI is a multiple-week summer program for incoming 4th-12th graders who are interested in learning elementary coding and problem solving in the context of cyber security and in pursuing a career in computing related fields. This program will follow the Computer Science Teacher Association K-12 framework. It will introduce computational thinking and programming practices in various programming languages.
Application please copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/wzUHVffaPYhwYQL23
Contact Person: Dr. Marc Boumedine
Contact Number: 693-1255
Contact Email: [email protected]
Cost: Free
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ThunderbirdCup/Cyber Patriot Camp – St. Thomas (Middle and High Schools only)
Date: June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon
Apply by: June 18
Location: St. Thomas Campus (Lower Campus CAB No. 103)
Focus: ThunderbirdCup is one-week summer program preparing students to participate in the Fall 2018 Cyber Patriot Competition. This program will introduce basic Cyber Security concepts and hands-on training required for the competition. This camp focuses on students interested in exploring careers in cybersecurity fields.
Application please copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://goo.gl/forms/wzUHVffaPYhwYQL23
Contact Person: Dr. Marc Boumedine
Contact Number: 693-1255
Contact Email: [email protected]
Cost: Free

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Massey’s Soccer Academy Summer Camp (Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation)
Dates: July 9 – August 10
Drop off time: 7:30 a.m.; Pick up time: between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Ages: 5-16 years old
Location: Lionel Roberts Stadium with a V.I. Cultural Component at Winston Raymo Culture Camp, St. Thomas
Special Services or Focus: This camp offers beginner and advance soccer skill building by USVI Soccer Association’s Dale Richards, a Men’s and Women’s National Team Coach. Cultural aspect in the afternoons will include music, dance, baking and storytelling. Trips will include the beach, movies, hiking and The Children’s Museum.
Contact Name: Marcella Jennings, camp coordinator
Contact Number: 228-4989
Cost: $100 registration fee and a completed application to Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation by June 30. Fee includes insurance and a T-shirt.
Instruction fee is $50 per week. Sponsorships are available.

 

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