With the summer holidays just a few short weeks away, most parents will be turning their thoughts to what summer camp options are available. As ever, there are a plethora of camps, which cater for any number of interests from sailing and marine ecology to art adventures. Run by churches, private individuals, schools and independent organisations, to all of them require parents to register their child before attending and range in cost.
Details about the government-run sports camps will be published shortly. Anyone wanting information on the latter is encouraged to leave an email address on a mailing list at www.departmentofsports.com.
Cayman Prep and High School
Dates: Week 1: 5-9 July, Week 2: 12-16 July, Week 3: 19-23 July and Week 4: 26-30 July
Location: Smith Road site, assembly hall and grounds.
Ages: 4 to 9
Time: 9am – 12pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, roller disco, water fun, music mayhem, dance/drama, sports/team games, jungle gym and movie madness.
Food/beverages: Parents to provide snack and lunch
Cost: $200 a week.
Contact: Miss Natasha, during school hours 949-5932.
Cayman International School
Dates: 1 – 16 July
Location: Cayman International School, Camana Bay
Ages: 3 to 7
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Activities: Session 1: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 July(7 days). Early Childhood (8.30am to 12.30pm daily) $420; Kindergarten to Grade 5 (8.30am to 12.30pm daily) $420 plus tennis option (Kinder to Grade 5) $50.00; Advanced Algebra Preparation and Math Studies – Grade 11 (8 – 11 am daily) $315; Session 2: July 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 (5 days). Early Childhood (8.30am to 12.30pm daily) $300; Kindergarten to Grade 5 (8:30am to 12:30pm daily) $300 plus tennis option; (Kinder to Grade 5) CI$50; Advanced Algebra Preparation and Math Studies – Grade 11 (8am to 11am daily) CI$225
Food/beverages: Parents to supply own drinks and snacks
Cost: $60 per day
Contact: [email protected] for registration forms and further information.
The Courts by Bollettieri at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Tennis Summer Day Camp
Dates: Week 1: 28 June – 2 July, Week 2: 5 – 9 July, Week 3: 12 – 16 July, Week 4: 16 – 20 August, Week 5: 23 – 27 August and Week 6: 30 August – 3 September
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman: The Courts
Ages: 7 to 13
Time: 9am – 1pm
Activities: Kids participate in two-hours of tennis instruction daily, lunch at Periwinkle with the coaches, and other exciting activities such as soccer, field hockey, kick boxing, kid’s yoga, sand castle building, ice-cream making and more.
Food/beverages: Lunch at Periwinkle restaurant is included.
Cost: $395 per week. Sibling and early booking discounts offered.
Contact: The Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, at 323-004
Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park Skateboard camp
Dates: 5 July – 27 August
Location: Black Pearl Skate & Surf, Grand Harbour
Ages: 5 and older
Time: 9am – 6pm
Activities: Professional skateboarding instruction
Food/beverages: snacks, drinks and lunch included
Cost:$225 for one camp, or $325 per week for a mix and match camp involving Game Shack and Hope Academy
Contact: Black Pearl: 947-4161 or e-mail [email protected]/[email protected]
Caymans Youth’s FitCamp
Dates: Four-week camps
Camp 1: 5 July -30 July
Camp 2: 2 August-27August—
Location:Body Sculptor 35 Passadora Place
Activities: A wide variety of exercises and active games includes obstacle courses & relays, circuit stations and work with medicine, stability balls and resistance bands.
Times: Monday, Wednesday Thursday & Friday 11:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm- 2:00pm, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: 2 sessions per week $149.00 for 4 weeks
3 sessions per week $169.00 for 4 Weeks
4 sessions per week $179.00 for 4 Weeks
Contact: Body Sculptor 746-3432 or 939-5288
Email: [email protected]
Vacation Bible Schools
St. Ignatius Vacation Bible School
“High Seas Expedition: Exploring the mighty love of God
Dates: 5-9 July
Location: St. Ignatius Catholic School, Loyola Hall
Ages; 4 to 12
Time: 8.30 – 12.30pm
Activities: arts and crafts, games, music, Bible stories, videos and more
Cost: $60 (includes snacks/beverages and a T-shirt)
Contact: O’Neil Miller (Director of Religious Education) at 949-6799 or email o’[email protected]
Indoor and more
Dates: 5 – 30 July
Location: Mary Miller Hall, Red Bay
Ages: Nemo: five and six, Incredibles: seven, Transformers: eight and nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: 10, Harry Potter: 11 and Avatar 12
Time: 7am – 3pm
Activities: Field trips, football, basketball, arts and crafts, Spanish introduction, computer skills, creative writing, religious education, animal care and more.
Cost: $80 a week or $300 for the month
Dates: Week 1: 1 -3 July Fun Zone, Week 2: 6–9 July Green! Colour of Choice, Week 3: 12 – 13 July Cayman Traditions; Week 4: 19-23 July International Week; Week 5: 26–30 July Little Bakers; Week 6: 2-6 August Under the Sea, Week 7: 9-13 August Healthy Kids, Week 8: 16-20 August Our Government, Week 9: 23-27 August Back to School, Week 10: 30th and 31st August End of Summer Bash
Location: Kidz Zone, 224 North Sound Road, next to the Butterfield Roundabout.
Ages: 5 -13
Time: 7.30am – 6pm, hourly charge of $15 per child after 6pm.
Activities: Themed weeks designed to be educational and fun, guest speakers, field trips, trivia time, arcade game time and a Stay Fit routine.
Food/beverages: Lunch and snacks will be provided daily. Menus will be provided
Cost: Three days – $90, 4 days – $120 and 5 days – $150. Children who attended any of our previous camps and persons who wish to pay for the whole month in advance get a 10% discount. Field Trips will be held periodically based on the Week’s Theme. Cost for these trips will be billed separately and notification and permission slips
Articulate Summer camp
Dates: Week 1: 6-9 July, Week 2: 12-16 July, Week 3: 19-23, Week 4: 26-30 July, Week 5: 2-6 August, Week 6: 9-13 August, Week 7: 16-20 August, Week 8: 23-27 August, Week 9: 3- August-3 Sept.
Location:. Market Street, Camana Bay (beside the gym)
Time: Morning Sessions 8-12, Afternoon Sessions 1-5, and Full Day 8-5
Activities: Visual and Literary arts. Examples: Colour!, American Girl Dolls, Body Art, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Environmental Art, Art through the Ages and many more!
Food/beverages: Snacks and beverages included; CI$30.00 per week lunch option
Cost: CI$250.00 for the 1/2 day sessions per week (4 hr days, includes snack); CI$500.00 for the full day week (9 hr days, includes lunch and 2 snacks); 10% off for more than one week or repeat campers.
Cayman Islands Sailing Club Summer camps
Dates: Two-week camps. Camp 1: 28 June – 9 July, Camp 2: 12 July – 3 July, Camp 3: 2 August- 13 August and Camp 4: 16 – 27 August
Location: Cayman Islands Sailing Club Red Bay
Ages: five to 18
Time: 9am – 4pm
Activities: Sailing and a mix of shore based activities
Food/beverages: Brickhouse nutritional lunches available for $75 for the two weeks
Cost: $600 ($500 for members) for the two weeks
Contact: Rick 947 7913, [email protected], or Mike 926 7913 [email protected] for more information.