Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
RS Events and BreakDabox Creative Marketing are gearing up to host the second staging of their intercollegiate getaway, College Escape Jamaica.
The event will be hosted tomorrow from noon to midnight at Sugarman's Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, and is being promoted as the ideal party for college students for the year-end season.
To share in the entertainment on the sands, patrons will be charged $1,500 at the gate and $1,000 presold with valid college identification. Other patrons will be charged $2,000 for the general area. Access to the VIP Food Deck costs $4,000.
HERE TO STAY
"College Escape Jamaica is here to stay. The event promises to provide a Spring Break atmosphere at the end of every university semester and to become the most anticipated intercollegiate event among college students across the Kingston and St Catherine area. To date, there is no event similar in nature to College Escape," the event's founder Rohan 'Post' Stephenson, told The Gleaner.
College Escape promises to provide two oustanding experiences in one entertainment package. This is as the party will be divided into two segments, the Beach Park and Night Rave.
The Beach Park starts at noon and concludes at 6 p.m. Party enthusiasts from the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), the Mico University College and Portmore Community College (PCC), among other tertiary-level institutions, will compete for bragging rights in competitive recreational activities. These include six-a-side football matches, rock climbing, a water balloon toss, and tug of war challenges.
For the Night Rave segment, patrons will continue to destress after weeks of exams by enjoying premium liquor and dancing to music which will be played by popular radio DJs Chrome and Kurt Riley.
As the promoters of College Escape continue to push the envelope, they have created an application supported for iPhone and Android devices, and are currently awaiting approval. The app will allow both the patrons and promoters to upload and update information about the event.
Additionally, patrons will not have to wait on photographers at College Escape to upload pictures to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Instead they will be able to do this manually using the College Escape app. The users of the app will also get instant updates and special offers about the event.
College Escape has also partnered with newly established SIPS Spring Water to create a mixtape competition for up-and-coming disc jocks enrolled at UWI, UTech, Mico, and PCC. After being judged by celebrity DJs Chrome and Kurt Riley, the winner will get $10,000 and the opportunity to play at the party.