Summer Camps and Programs for St. Croix Young People

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.
The Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Child Care & Regulatory Services announces the availability of limited funds to assist eligible parents in paying for summer camp fees for their children.
Applications will be available at the Department of Human Services – Subsidy, Resource & Referral Program (formerly – Block Grant) on St. Croix and St. Thomas beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 6, until slots are filled and at the Department of Human Services – Multipurpose Center on St. John from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.
Applicants interested in receiving summer camp assistance must be employed, attending school or a training program, and must meet the eligibility requirements. Children between the ages of 3 – 12 years, as well as children with disabilities (special age provisions) are eligible to receive summer camp assistance.
For further information, contact the DHS on St. Croix at 773-2323, ext. 2027, 2115 or 2138; or on St. Thomas at 774-0930, ext. 4186 or 4189.

ST. CROIX CAMPS
Coral Conservation Corps
Dates: Two sessions – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 11-22 or July 25 to August 5
Ages: 13-16 years old
Location: The Nature Conservancy at Estate Little Princess (near Five Corners)
Focus: Students enrolled in the Coral Conservation Corps program will increase their knowledge of St Croix’s natural ecosystems, the plants and animals that depend upon those systems, and of humankind’s role in shaping our past and determining our future. Goals of the program include increasing students’ desires and skills to be stewards of our environment and give students opportunities to share their knowledge about the environment with others.
Students will participate in hands-on activities, listen to lectures and discuss issues with guest speakers, create an advocacy project and participate in outdoor activities that enhance the lessons of the lab and classroom. Emphasized throughout the program is the health of St. Croix’s coral reef ecosystem and balance between the needs of an environment and its people.
Contact organization: St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA)
Contact person: Jen Valiulis
Contact number: 773-1989
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.stxenvironmental.org
Cost: $50 per session
Creative Adventure Art Session II
Dates: – July 25 to August 5, Mondays through Fridays, (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Location: Danica Art Studio
Ages: 7-12 years-old
Focus: Students will have the opportunity to learn artistic techniques from several local artists. Selected artists will teach subjects such as photography, pottery, drawing, painting, collage, printing, drama and poetry.
Contact: Danica David
Contact number: 514-5556
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.danicaartvi.com
Cost: $175

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!