Saturday Apr 13th 2024
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Summer Camp

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This S&T Summer Camp has been around for a long time. Many of the past participants are now making sterling contributions in diverse fields such as medicine, education and engineering among others. This can also be you. Now in its fifteenth year, it has provided a constant source of knowledge and excitement for young children over the years. In addition to shaping their minds by exposing them to the wonders of science, the camp encourages youngsters to be curious, ask questions and do hands on experiments to which they might not otherwise be exposed.

Our youth represent the nursery from which growth and development of S&T in Barbados will take place, so a concerted effort has been made to create a programme specifically designed to expose children to S&T at an early age.   A vibrant and enlightening programme has been created to engage and excite boys and girls at this early age and particular effort is made to show how S&T is applied to everyday living.

 The camp will take place Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

BENEFITS:

Our society relies more and more on S&T every day, and this summer camp is a good way for children to become more knowledgeable about how the world around them works. In addition to generating interest and curiosity, the knowledge gained from learning science will assist them in making educated decisions about what they read or is exposed to via the media, about health care, the environment and about life generally.

 This S&T summer camp programme is comprised of a range of activities which are excellent examples of active and engaging learning which is recommended as a cornerstone of successful science teaching and education.

GENERAL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Venue

The camp will be housed at the St. Stephen’s Primary School at Black Rock, St. Michael.

Camp hours

The summer camp will be in session from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Parents can drop-off campers from 8:30 a.m. but they must be collected by 3:30 p.m.

Campers are expected to be on time and parents should adhere to pick-up time outlined.

Field Trips/Tours

 Tours are an integral part of the summer camp programme bridging the gap between the theoretical and applied science.

Tours/ Field Trips will take place on Thursdays unless otherwise advised. Transportation will leave the school at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Please ensure that your child is on time.

The permission letter at the back of this booklet must be detached, signed and returned, indicating that the child can participate in the field trips. Any camper without the prerequisite permission slip will not be allowed to go on the trip/tour.

Children must be appropriately dressed for these tours/trips. A long pair of loose fitting jeans or a track pants along with the camp T-shirt is adequate attire in addition to enclosed shoes such as sneakers.  Extra fluids/water and a hat should also be provided.

List of proposed tours 2023

  1. Scavenger Hunt
  2. Andromeda/Flower Forest/Orchid World
  3. CIMH/ Meteorological Dept.
  4. Discovery Quest/Hike

Lunch

Parents are required to provide adequate food and beverages for their child/ward.