Discovery Camp 2011

Event Date(s): 11/07/2011 - 27/08/2011

Location: Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI

Arts-in-Action, the Applied Creative Arts Outreach Unit of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), will be conducting its annual Discovery Camp for children between the ages of five and 13 years. Now in its 22nd year, the Discovery Camp seeks to provide a facility whereby young persons, during their long vacation (the July-August period), can engage in an arts-based process that is at once fun and worthwhile, and teaches the disciplines of art, dance, drama and music as learning and developmental tools. The process draws influence from broader educational themes or domestic/international observances important to our social/cultural development. 

In keeping with the UN declaration of 2011 as the year for people of African descent. This year the theme will be “SARAKA!” The title itself marks a creative attempt at conceptualizing the idea of giving back/thanksgiving, while showcasing our local African heritage through the visual and performing arts.  Campers will enjoy a camp experience inclusive of Mas making, storytelling, drama, folk-dancing, drumming and music workshops and performance. Weekly visits to the pool and field trips are included in the camp package.   

Discovery Camp 2011 will run from 11th-30th July and 8th-27th August, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, at the DCFA, Agostini Street, UWI St. Augustine.  

The earliest drop off time is 7:30am and the latest pick up is 4:30 pm. Lunch and snacks  are not provided.  

Registration: Mondays-Fridays, 9 am-5 pm

To find out more, please visit http://artsinactiondiscoverycamp.wordpress.com.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |