Lighthouse School summer camp

The Lighthouse School, a school for mentally challenged students, will be holding its third annual summer camp this year. The camp focuses on those students who may not have the opportunity to participate in other summer camps. 

The camp will run from Monday, 9 July to Friday, 13 July. There is a range of activities and something to suit each student, including Zumba each morning, a visit to the Pirates Caves, a day at Rum Point, trips on the Nautilus, horse riding at Cowboy Town Stables and a trip to the cinema. 

Carla MacVicar, principal of the Lighthouse School, said, “The students are really looking forward to this year’s camp. We have increased the number of activities with a mix of educational activities as well as fun stuff. I would like to thank LIME for their financial support which has made our Summer Camp possible. What started as an idea has now become a reality and for us to be holding our third Summer Camp is a great achievement. Once again our mainstay of the programme is Olga Gourzong, deputy principal at the school. She has been the driving force behind making this camp a reality and again has added more activities to the programme.”  

Organisers say the Lighthouse School summer camp enhances the lives of both the students and the volunteers. The students are treated to an exciting week of recreational and social activities that many may otherwise never have a chance to experience. In turn, the volunteers are afforded a priceless opportunity to spend time with some truly extraordinary individuals. 

Tony Ritch, the General Manager of LIME Cayman Islands, said “LIME has been supporting our community for over forty five years and this is one of our signature projects, we have a special affinity with the Lighthouse School. I will be spending a day at the Summer Camp alongside many of my colleagues and I know it’s going to be a great time.” 

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A student from last year’s summer camp gets to know Flicker from Cowboy Town Stables. – Photo: Submitted