The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services has announced that once again it is offering assistance to families to defray the costs of summer camp fees. Applications will be available at the DHS’ Subsidy, Resource and Referral Program (formerly Block Grant) on all three islands. The dates, place and time are as follows:
• June 18 – Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5 Raphune Hill, St. Thomas (6 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
• June 19 – Department of Human Services, Multipurpose Center, St. John (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
• June 21 – Peter’s Rest Seventh-day Adventist Church, St. Croix ( 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Applicants interested in receiving summer camp assistance must meet the program’s eligibility requirements. These requirements include that they must be employed or attending school/ training program at least 30 hours a week. Children must be 3-12 years old, or children with disabilities (special age provisions).
For further information, contact DHS’ Subsidy, Resource and Referral Program at 642-6282 (St. Croix) or 774-0930, ext. 4186 / 4189 (St. Thomas-St. John).
To have your summer camp or program added to this list, please send the information as shown below to [email protected]
Entrepreneur Business Institute Summer Program (Application Deadline May 25)
The Entrepreneur Business Institute Summer Program, in partnership with the University of the Virgin Island’s School of Business, and International Capital & Management Company (ICMC), offers a camp to teach business skills to young people.
Dates: July 8 – July 20
Ages: Current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students across the territory
Location: University of the Virgin Islands Campus on St. Thomas (Students selected for EBI from St. Croix and St. John will be provided complimentary transportation to the program and back home following the closing ceremony).
Special Services or Focus: Armed with the skills that young participants gain each year, the Entrepreneur Business Institute Summer Program (EBI) continues to prepare students to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship. It also provides them with the practical knowledge and skills they can begin to immediately implement and benefit from.
For two weeks, 20 students from across the territory will have the opportunity live on campus, enjoying a pre-college experience, learning about the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship, experiencing mentorship from successful business leaders, and participating in active discussions about concept development and business ownership. They can participate in forums and discussions facilitated by business professionals, university professors and peers.
Contact Name: Karen Nelson-Hughes
Contact Number/Email: 777-1302 or [email protected] or [email protected] (Application is due by May 25)
Website: www.icmcvi.com (download application)
Cost: EBI is a free summer program