School’s out for now, but there’s no shortage of activities for kids. There’s a wide range of summer camps in the Cayman Islands, each offering invaluable experiences, providing an opportunity for youngsters to continue to learn and stay active through a host of fun-filled activities.
Here are seven camps that are bound to delight your kids this summer:
1. The Art of Fun Summer Camp at King’s Sports Centre, Jul. 2 - Aug. 3
King’s Sports Centre offers numerous activities to enhance physical fitness, and its 'The Art of Fun Summer Camp' allows kids to take advantage of the centre’s facilities while building self-confidence, creativity, and leadership skills.
Now in its 16th year, the camp includes an itinerary of physical activities including basketball, football, squash, rock climbing, and skating, but it also manages to incorporate the creative side of fun through arts and crafts, singing, and talent practice.
"Every year, King's Sports Centre provides a fun environment where kid's can come to learn new sports, socialise with other children their age, and learn healthy life practices,” says business director at King’s Sports Centre, Brittiney R. Ebanks. “Many of our kids go on to join National Sports Teams around the island or continue to use the healthy life skills learnt at the camp as they make their journey towards adulthood."
Monday through Friday, Jul. 2 - Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
$25 for a half day
$50 for one day
$250 for one week
$1,175 for five weeks
$230 a week for a group of four kids
For more information, call +1 (345) 946-5464, contact Brittiney R. Ebanks.
2. Sailing Camp at the Sailing Club, Jun. 26 - Sept. 1
Kids can take to the seas at the Sailing Camp by the Cayman Island Sailing Club.
In the ocean-based environment of Cayman, sailing is an invaluable pastime, making this a highly popular camp option. Aimed at beginners as well as those developing their sailing skills, the camp offers basic knowledge such as steering, sheeting, and the different parts of the boat.
Sailing Camp also hosts a wide variety of ocean and land-based activities. Excursions will be made to destinations including Stingray City, Camana Bay, and Starfish Point, as well as to Hurley’s on Fridays for a pizza lunch. Sports and other games will be played on land.
The camp is suited to all swimming skills, with life jackets always worn in or near the water.
CIS Camp: Jun. 26 - Jun. 30
Camp 1: Jul. 3 - Jul. 14
Camp 2: Jul 17. - Jul 28.
Camp 3: Aug. 7 - 18 Aug. 18
Camp 4: Aug. 21 - Sept. 1
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
a $250 discount is available for club members
sibling discounts are offered to all
For enrolment, contact Coach Rebecca Calvert. For more information, contact +1 (345) 947-7913.
3. Summer Acting School at Cayman Drama Society, Jul. 8 - 12 and Jul. 15 -19
Kids can discover their own talent by stepping into the shoes of someone else at Summer Acting School by the Cayman Drama Society.
Through a range of activities that includes workshops, rehearsals, and games, kids will have the opportunity to learn about the world of drama and their acting skills as they use their imaginations and build confidence.
With the camp’s “play in a week” format, a stage performance takes place on the last day of camping to showcase for parents what kids have learned throughout the experience.
“For introverts, the acting camp is a place to come out of your shell, make new friends, and work towards a performance you can be proud of,” Kirsty O’Sullivan, head of training and support at CDS, says. “For extroverts, it is a place to use your creative energies to create something unique. There really is something for everyone, and we tailor the week carefully to the group’s needs.”
Jul. 8 - 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m for the Summer Acting School
Jul. 15 - 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Acting Camp
Summer Acting School: 8-12 years
The Acting Camp: 13-16 years
4. Art Around the World Summer Camp at Art Nest, Jul 2- Aug 23
At Art Nest this summer, kids can “travel” around the world to learn about cultures from across the world and the artwork that they inspire in Art Around the World Summer Camp.
An array of fun activities will take place including painting of canvasses and ceramics, creation of clay sculptures, and other crafts. Meanwhile, the Spark School of Performing Arts enhances the experience with music, dance, and drama.
“Throughout our camp’s fun schedule, kids will grow their knowledge and appreciation of arts from a wide variety of cultures, in addition to developing their own talent, as they paint, sculpt, and craft their way along an exciting global journey,” Art Nest founder, Christina Pineda says.
Weekly sessions Jul. 2 - Aug. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
$350 per week, an all-inclusive rate which covers lunches, snacks, art supplies, and field trips
Siblings discounts are available at $25 deducted per sibling per week.
There is an $85 fee for drop-ins
Aftercare from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m is available for $25 per day.
To find a list of dates and more information, and to register, visit artnestcayman.com/kid-s-camps. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Music Camp at Cayman Music School, Jul 2 - Jul 19
Kids can gain invaluable exposure to numerous instruments and other elements of music by attending Music Camp at Cayman Music School.
Throughout the experience, they will enjoy band jamming, drum circles, karaoke, dance, and more. Advanced musicians will have the chance to learn songs by their favourite bands, play in a rock band of their own, and record a CD in the music school’s professional recording studio.
The music spans the world scene, but kids will also be able to participate in field trips as well as art and yoga activities. Each week concludes with a music recital showcasing what kids have learned throughout the experience.
“Our camp is a fully immersive music experience where the kids do music related activities from start to finish,” says Maxim Kazakov, a teacher and musician at Cayman Music School. “This is coupled with regular performances to capture what it feels like to be a true rock star.”
One week sessions Jul. 2 - Jul. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
$55 a day
$250 per week
For more information, call +1 (345) 938-3838 or email email@example.com.
6. Horse Riding Camp at the Equestrian Centre, Jul 1 - Aug 23
Horse enthusiasts will love the Equestrian Centre’s range of summer camps.
The Traditional Camps will cover trail rides, vaulting, arts and crafts, games, and even beach rides – numerous activities to keep kids busy throughout the day. No experience is required, with campers being split into multiple groups based on their experience.
Traditional Camps: weeks of Jul 1, 8, 15, 22 and Aug 5, 12, 19
Own-A-Pony Camp: Jun. 24, Jul. 8, Aug. 19
Traditional camps: 5 years and up, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with drop off available at 8 a.m.
Own-A-Pony Camp: riders and current Equestrian Centre Students only, week of Jun 24 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jul. 8 and Aug. 19 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
$55 a day
$250 per week
For more information, call +1 (345) 516-1751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Adventures in Learning at Tiny Tots Academy
Even toddlers have a chance for a fulfilling summer with Adventures in Learning at Tiny Tots Academy.
The theme of this summer camp changes weekly. Toddlers will be able to learn, explore, cook, practice arts and crafts, play games, and more, with field trips to complement the weekly theme and enhance the learning experience.
Jul. 1 - Aug. 30, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$195 a week
Breakfast, hot lunches, and an afternoon snack are included in the cost, although costs do not include field trips
For more information, call +1 (345) 623-8687 or email email@example.com.
More summer events
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