UWC hosting camp for teens

| 22/06/2017
CNS Local Life

Participants hiked Mastic Trail at previous camp

(CNS Local Life): United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands is hosting its second summer camp this year, with the goal of providing local teens the opportunity to engage with the UWC’s global mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. The four-day, three-night summer camp will take place 3-6 August. UWC Cayman launched the “short programme” in August 2015.

The “Toward a Sustainable Future” camp aims to educate, equip and empower participants to make positive changes in their personal lives, homes and communities by exploring various aspects of sustainability, with a particular focus on the natural environment, stated a UWC press release.

As participants learn more about topics such as the marine environment, food security and energy, local experts will provide local and global perspectives on the issues as well as concrete examples of what young people can do today to have a positive impact. Activities and field trips will provide opportunities for hands-on learning and unique experiences.

To apply to be a participant, students must be resident in the Cayman Islands, aged 14-16 at the time of the course, and passionate about sustainability and making a positive difference in their communities. Spaces are very limited with applications due Wednesday, 5 July.

Corporate and other community support allows tuition fees to be highly subsidised, but scholarships are also available to maximise participant diversity. Additional contributions from sponsors will fund the charitable foundation’s scholarship programme for Caymanian scholars at two-year UWC colleges around the world.

The camp will be based at the Wyndham Reef Resort in East End.

For more information on the programme and how to apply to participate in the camp, or for sponsorship opportunities, email UWC 

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