Unique Kids Camps in Cayman, Summer 2016

Are you looking for a one-of- a-kind, memorable experience for your young one this summer? Here are some pretty extraordinary and untypical summer camp options to keep them engaged and entertained.

History + Cultural

Summer Arts Camp
Cayman National Cultural Foundation

Campers are immersed in a range of artistic and cultural activities like drama, storytelling, Caymanian folk songs, traditional and modern dance, silver thatch plaiting – an “ol’ time” local tradition – woodwork and day trips to heritage sites.

Ages: 7–16 years (will accept 6-year-olds with an older sibling in the camp)
Dates: 11-19 August
Hours: 8am-3pm
Cost: CI$150/week, including lunch and snack
Contact: (345) 949-5477 or cayfest@candw.ky

Drawn by artist Simone Scott from Cayman Brac, this piece illustrates her granduncle (right) plaiting silver thatch and her father making a pendant from Caymanite. [Purchase on Etsy/NIMthings]

National Trust Summer Camp
National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Traditional arts and crafts, nature trail adventures, coastal explorations and historic heritage hunts are to be expected at the National Trust Summer Camp.

Ages: 6–12 years
Dates: 25-29 July, 1-5 August
Hours: 8:45am-3pm
Cost: CI$250/week for Trust members
Contact: (345) 749-1121 or education@nationaltrust.org.ky

Animals + the Environment

Marine Ecology Camp
Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Kids will enjoy exploring and learning about the marine environment in Little Cayman. Camp includes trips to survey the reefs and its inhabitants up-close- and-personal, activities to challenge campers’ knowledge of marine life and educational lectures.

Ages: 14–18 years
Dates: 2-8 July, 23-29 July, 21-27 August
Cost: US$1,999/week for visiting students and US$500/week for residents, including room + board
Contact: (345) 948-1094 or ccmiapplications@reefresearch.org

Ambassadors of the Environment
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The Ambassadors of the Environment summer camp programme offers a range of interesting activities for children, which makes it a perfect choice. Campers will snorkel, kayak, participate in science experiments and movie-making, learn digital photography, do arts and crafts and partake in cultural activities.

Ages: 4–15 years
Contact: (345) 815-6120 or caymanambassadors@ritzcarlton.com for more information on dates, hours and cost of camp.

Ambassadors of the Environment Programme, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman [photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman]

Summer Horse Camp
Cowboy Town Stables 

Avid horse lovers and interested children will love learning to ride and care for the gentle horses at Cowboy Town Stables. But perhaps the best thing about this camp is that it is designed for children of all abilities, including children with special needs.

Ages: 5+ years
Dates: Please contact for dates
Hours: 8:30am-11:30am
Cost: CI$55/day or CI$250/week
Contact: (345) 916-8571 or shanna@cowboytownstables.com

Sports + Fitness

Aqua Rangers Summer Camp
Red Sail Sports 

This summer camp is a must-do if your child loves watersports. Camp-goers will paddle board, knee board, wake board, learn to sail, kayak and snorkel the Kittiwake, Cayman’s newest dive attraction.

Ages: 7 – 12 years
Dates: 4 July – 15 August
Hours: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: CI$250/week
Contact: (345) 623-5965 or kidscamp@redsailcayman.com

[photo: Red Sail Sports]

Sailing Camp
Cayman Islands Sailing Club 

If learning how to build a model sail boat, sailing across the North Sound on a 22-foot sailboat, motor boat rides, paddleboarding and windsurfing sounds like fun to your child, then this is the camp for him or her. Activities also include sports and games on dry land.

Ages: 6-16 years
Dates: 4-15 Jul, 18-29 July, 8-19 August, 22 August-2 September
Hours: 9am-4pm
Cost: CI$550/two weeks for members and CI$650/two weeks for non-members
Contact: (345) 947-7913 or admin@sailing.ky

Life Skills

Teen Summit
Youth Services Unit

Summer camp is a great place to learn life skills boost self-confidence. Teen Summit empowers teenagers on their personal journey to adulthood, covering topics like finances, physical and emotional wellness and social responsibility.

Ages: 13-17 years
Dates: 11-15 July
Hours: 9am-2pm
Cost: CI$50/week
Contact: (345) 943-1127 or victor.crumbley@gov.ky

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Published: Skies Magazine, July 2016

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