Super summer camps

 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.
   
Schools:
   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.
   
Sports/fitness
   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
   Food/beverages: Provided
   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
   Camp Adventure
   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.
   Food/beverages:
   Cost: $80 a week or $300 for the month
   Contact: 925-7077/925-3218.
   
Kidz Zone
   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
   Contact: 943-5439.
   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)
   Ages: 4-10
   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.
   Contact: www.articulateltd.com  
    
   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.