2019 Summer Camps and Programs on St. Thomas and St. John

Here is a list of summer camps and organized activities available for children or young people. Please send information on your camps and activities to offer parents a variety of choices. Please e-mail information to visource@gmail.com

The Department of Human Services Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services is offering financial assistance for summer camp fees. Funds are limited and eligibility must be determined. Parents or guardians are invited to contact the Office of Child Care starting Monday, June 9, at 774-0930, ext. 4189 or 4186 on St. Thomas-St. John.


Dates: July 1 through July 26 (9 a.m. to noon)
Ages: Entering 5th through 12th grades
Location: University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus
Special Services or Focus: CyberCampVI is designed for those who are interested in learning about programming, cybersecurity and entering the next round of the CyberPatriot competition in the fall of 2019.
Topics to be covered: Basic Cyber Security Concepts, Thunderbird Cup and CyberPatriot Competitions, Operating Systems Windows and Linux Platforms, Programming in Scratch and Python, Game Programming, Raspberry PI. The summer camp is free.
This program is funded with the support of a grant from the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Partnership Initiative, Norfolk State University, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Sandia National Laboratories.
Contact name: Dr. Marc Boumedine
E-mail: mboumed@uvi.edu
Cost: Free
Information and applications are available at the Web site: http://cybersecurity.uvi.edu

G-Clef Music Academy 2019 Summer Music Camp
Dates: June 17 through Aug. 9 (eight weeks)
Time Block Options:
Block 1: 8:30-10 a.m.
Block 2: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Block 3: 1-2:30 p.m.
***(After Camp Care is also being offered every weekday up to 5:30 p.m.)
Ages: 6 to 14
Location: G-Clef Music Academy at Mandela Circle, upstairs from Cravin’ Crabs (across from Wendy’s/ Yacht Haven Grande) on St. Thomas
Special Services or Focus: G-Clef is giving parents more freedom this summer by providing their children with more choices. G-Clef’s Summer Music Camp Blocks is flexible, so it accommodates the busiest schedules of multi-active children. The academy provides 90-minute group music lesson blocks in piano, drums, guitar, violin, steel pan and/or voice. Three 90-minute group music lesson blocks are offered each day, Monday through Friday. Parents are free to build their child’s very own summer music camp experience.
An intense 90-minute music lesson block is packed with teaching students how to play their selected instrument, music theory (which teaches students how to read music), performance on the instrument, and more. The length of this year’s Summer Music Camp blocks is eight weeks. Parents choose how many blocks they want their child to attend each weekday, the instruments their child will learn and the number of weeks their child will attend Summer Music Camp. Summer recitals will be held Aug. 6 to Aug. 8.
Contact Name: G-Clef Music Academy
Contact Number/Email: 344-6449/ gclefacademy@gmail.com
Website: www.gclefmusicacademy.com
Cost: Flexibility is the key word. There are so many choices to build a child’s camp experience. Example: If you choose one 90-minute group music lesson block, five days per week, and choose one of six instruments, then your child’s five blocks per week camp tuition fee is $165 each week. Plus, you can save $25 on your child’s registration fee until June 15.

EFNEP Youth Nutrition & Cooking Class
Dates: July 1-12, Mondays through Fridays, (9 a.m. to noon)
Ages: 11-14
Location: UVI Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) Building (New House), St. Thomas
Special Services or Focus: Join the class and have fun learning about good nutrition and cooking. Registration ends June 24.
Contact name: Safiya Taylor
Phone: 693-1073
E-mail: safiya.taylor@uvi.edu
Cost: Registration fee is $50 (Registration ends June 24).
Youth Clothing Construction Class
Dates: July 1-12, Mondays through Fridays, (1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Ages: 11-14
Location: UVI Cooperative Extension Service (UVI-CES) Office, St. Thomas
Special Services or Focus: Children should bring scissors, thread and sewing pins. Registration required.
Contact name: Dr. Caryl Johnson Ed.D.
Phone: 693-1080
E-mail: cjohnso@uvi.edu
Cost: Class fee is $35