27 May 2017Blog

Barbados Summer Camps 2017

by Monique

Barbados has an abundance of adventure and enrichment-based summer camps. Here are just five Barbados summer camps on offer this year:

Barbados summer camps 2017

Aquarius Watersports Summer Camp

This six-week summer camp is based on Browne’s Beach in Carlisle Bay. This is the ideal safe learning location because of the tranquil waters which are home to an abundance of marine life. In fact, this spot is known for having more fish than any other part of Barbados. It also boasts access to four shipwrecks which have sunk between 1917-1996. The camp is not only focused on exploring the natural underwater world of Barbados, but also teaching teenagers to communicate with others, no matter their walk of life. The camp accepts international participants as well as Barbadians. Their motto is: “be reasonable, be rational, be responsible”.

DATES

  • 17th July to 25th August 2017

Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

The Back to Nature summer camp focuses on developing a child’s relationship with nature. It’s believed that when children begin to understand nature and care for it, they will be more willing to protect it. The camp allows children to explore nature with supervision in a safe environment. With only 30 campers per week, you can be assured your child will receive a personalised experience. Camp activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Activities designed to foster an appreciation of nature
  • Environmental arts and crafts
  • Touring outside the gully
  • Roasting marshmallows by campfire

Designed for ages 4-12 years, the camp offers an excursion one day in the week to another gully or natural site.

DATES

  • 26th June to 30th June 2017
  • 3rd July to 7th July 2017
  • 10th July to 14th July 2017
  • 14th August to 18th August 2017
  • 21st August to 25th August 2017
  • 28th August to 1st September 2017

Barbados Junior Robotics Camp

Held by the Caribbean Science Foundation, this summer camp is for Barbadian students who hold an interest in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The purpose of the camp is to develop a foundational understanding of engineering and technological concepts. Summer camps make use of facilities at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. One of the long-term goals of the camp is to diversify regional economies by having some students go on to a career in new technologies. Students must be 9 to 13 years old.

DATES

  • Level I Camp: 10th July to 4th August 2017
  • Level II Camp: 11th July to 4th August 2017

National Council for Science and Technology Summer Camp

This six-week summer camp is a combination of encouraging children to explore nature and learn about science. Performing experiments, going on field trips and designing a dream home are just some of the activities that are packed into six weeks of fun which will open your child’s mind to the world around them. Available for children aged 6-11.

DATES

  • To be advised

Gillian’s Summer Adventure Camp

This summer camp run by Barbadian local, Gillian, is an eight-week long experience for the kids. It includes exciting outdoor activities such as tours and horse riding. The camp also combines these with more creative activities and opportunities for learning, such arts and crafts, science projects, baking classes, dance and drama. The camp is suitable for children from 3 years of age.

DATES

  • 10th July to 1st September 2017