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Summer Camps to Teach Life Skills

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Youngsters will enjoy summer school 2015.

There will be myriad activities for children as The Institute of Jamaica Junior Centres present their Summer Workshop for 2015.

The workshops will be held at both the East Street centre in downtown Kingston, and the Greater Portmore centre in the Portmore municipality. Registration began on Monday, June 22 and closes on Thursday, July 2. The workshop will run from Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 31. There is a heavy dose of the arts involved, with offerings such as music, drumming, arts and craft, dance, and speech and drama. Participants will also try paper making, learn and/or improve their sign language skills, learn Japanese and explore issues dealing with their personal development. The summer programme is for six- to 18-year-olds.

The basic registration fee is $600 per child a day or $3,000 per child for a week. The cost is $2,600 per child for a week for a group of three children, but they must be from the same household. Parents and guardians can get 'early-bird' discounts if they register between June 22 and June 26. With the discount, week one of the workshop will cost only $2,600 per child. For parents wishing to pay in full for four weeks, they will get a 10 per cent discount, while those paying in full for three weeks will receive a five per cent discount.

For more information, contact the East Street centre at 922-0620-6, extension 349/313; or the Greater Portmore centre at 989-7509.

Caribbean Maritime Institute

First aid and emergency responses, renewable energy systems, fire awareness, logistics 101, marine and industrial engineering, are just a few of the skill areas to be taught at the Caribbean Maritime Institute's (CMI) skills-based summer camp.

The summer school will offer a wide cross section of skills training opportunities, including an introduction to virtual boating and other simulated activities. The three-week summer camp runs from July 6-24 at the CMI's main campus along the Palisadoes Road, near to the Norman Manley International Airport, and cost of $15,000. Campers also have a weekly option the cost of which is $6,000, inclusive of lunch.

The summer school will also give participants the opportunity to explore their creative side in music, dance, drama and art. A major concert will be held at the end of the programme, giving the participants an opportunity to showcase their talents. Participants will be exposed to ecotours and hikes. For further information, contact: The School of Advanced Skills, Caribbean Maritime Institute; Email : /;; website: Send details of your summer camps to