St James Parish Council opens summer camp
The St. James Parish Council, on Monday, opened its second annual Summer Kids Camp and Youth Sports Camps at six different locations across the parish, catering to 600 youths. "The initiative is being funded by the parish's property tax collection," said Suzette Brown, public and community relations officer at the council. "Both camps were developed with the intention of providing a safe environment that is supportive of educational and personal development, while introducing youth to a range of sporting activities."
Summer Kids Camp is open to children aged six to 13 years, and will be held on the grounds of Cornwall College, in Montego Bay. Youth Sports Camp will cater to youths aged six to 15, and will be held at six different locations including the Social Development Commission grounds in Albion, Barrett Town All-Age School, Bickersteth Community Centre, Dumphries Community Centre, and Maldon High School. "The camps provide the perfect opportunity for parents to involve their children in an event that is aimed at enhancing their personal development, while introducing them to different aspects of drama, arts and craft and a number of other recreational and educational activities," Brown added.
Both camps will also involve personal development sessions, which will see professionals and well-known sports personalities interacting with the campers on scheduled dates. Held for the first time in 2006, the St. James Parish Council's Summer Kids and Youth Sports Camps are part of the council's leisure services offering. Camps will come to an end on Friday, July 20, when the council will host a fun day, at Jarrett Park, in Montego Bay.