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Summer camps

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Darren Virtue Football Summer Camp at Jamaica College last year. - File

The summer holidays are fast approaching and already many parents and guardians are wondering what to do with their children. For the next few days, we will share with you a list of some of the educational, sporting and church camps that are available. If you are hosting a camp, email

The Mico University College Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Education will, for the third year, host a summer camp for children aged three-five years old. According to Director Esther Ying, the camp will provide an early-childhood programme that is fun-filled but will still cater to the cognitive, social and emotional development of the child.

The camp will run from July 9-27 at the centre from Monday to Thursday. Each day will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the cost is $2,000 per week.

Contact: Dr Esther Ying

Te: 764-2831 or 403-2237


SwimJamaica will host Summer Splash 2012 at the National Stadium pool. The children's programme lasts five weeks, from July 16 to August 23, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. or 10-11 a.m. or, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. or 2-3 p.m. Each course costs $6,000.

There is a two-week accelerated children's programme. Course one is from July 16-27, and course two is from August 2-4, Monday to Friday from 9 -10 a.m. or 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. or 2-3 p.m.

The courses are for children three to 17 years old.

There is a toddler programme for two-year-olds with an adult in the water, from 12:30-1 p.m. and costs $6,000 with a minimum of four persons per group.

For non-swimmers and those wishing to improve their swimming ability, there are 10 one-hour lessons from 1-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m., at a cost of $6,000 - minimum of four persons per group.

For children/adults who prefer an individual class, there are 10 30-minute lessons available at a cost of $8,000.

For further information email or call 926-1514. Registration forms can be downloaded from

More summer camps tomorrow.